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Support Worker - Stanmore Residential and Respite

Job details
Job Type:Children's Services
Job Location:Lanarkshire
Service:Stanmore Residential & Respite, Lanark
Contract Type:Relief
Hours:Relief
Salary Details:£9.35 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:22 December 2020
Job Reference:CS200902

Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives?

We are currently looking to recruit Support Workers on a relief basis, to work as part of our team in Stanmore Residentail and Respite service.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person. We encourage individuals to find a path for their dreams and aspirations, whether you live with us as a customer or work with us as a team member.

As a Support Worker, you will be a key member of the team, providing:

  • High standards of support to the children and young people
  • A creative and caring approach
  • Opportunities to build strong relationships with young people, their families and other supporting professionals
  • Support in the planning of education, health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Encouragement and support to live as independently as possible
  • Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital

Above all, we want someone who shares in our values. These are:

  • A commitment to quality and being the best we can be
  • Treating the people we support with compassion
  • Showing dignity to the people we work with
  • Having trust for all members of our team
  • We are inclusive. Disabled People are at the heart of everything we do
  • We are caring. We treat everyone with respect and kindness
  • We have integrity. When we promise something, we will do it.

We are looking for 6 Relief Support Workers. Experience is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and have the compassion and patience needed to support complex children, families and other professionals who support them in their day to day lives.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
  • Competitive pay of £ 9.35 per hour
  • Extensive Training Provided
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Death in Service Benefits for all staff
  • Access to Credit Union

Key requirements:

  • A care related SVQ level 3 & HNC or the willingness to gain these qualifications within a given timescale
  • Able to work flexible shifts including nights & week-ends
  • The ability to deliver high-quality person centered care
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to work within a team and also to work on your own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those we support
  • Strong 'can do' attitude
  • A driving licence is required

How to apply:

Please click "Apply online" in the right top corner or download the application form, fill it in and send it to: Fiona.Robison@capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact Details:

For further information about this role, please contact Fiona Robison below quoting CS200902

Name: Fiona Robison

Email: Fiona.Robison@capability-scotland.org.uk

Phone: 01555 6650 41

About Stanmore Residential and Respite

  • This is a residential service for children and young people.
  • We provide specialist support to children and young people with different health, physical and learning disabilities.
  • We are looking for the right people to make a difference.
  • The children and young people who live within the residential service all require individual support in order to enhance and enjoy their lives, have fun, and to thrive.
  • The residential service supports the educational and health needs of the children and young people.

About Capability Scotland

Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for more than 1,000 disabled children and adults across Scotland. The workforce comprises of a wide variety of roles including Allied Health professionals, Teachers, Care and Support staff.

General Information

  • Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications.
  • Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and as such undertakes to conduct thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.
  • A copy of Capability Scotland's Equality and Diversity Policy is available on the Intranet or upon request from the HR Department. Capability Scotland, Scottish Charity SC011330.

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people; we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job and consider them on their abilities and we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people are not disadvantaged when applying for and doing their jobs.

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Interview Details
Interviews will be held as and when suitable applications are received so please apply before the closing date