Support Workers – Kingdom Support & Care

Kingdom Support & Care30 hours per week (Minimum hour contracts)

Salary £17,137 (Unqualified), £17,573 (Qualified) Pro Rata, Per Annum

£8.45 per hour unqualified, £8.66 qualified

Kingdom Support & Care provides accommodation and support to people experiencing homelessness in a hostel setting and provide outreach support to individuals in the community.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dedicated support workers to join this service. As a support worker you will support individuals to deal with the immediate impact of homelessness and thereafter to secure/sustain a tenancy and provide structured and ad hoc support with life skills. You will monitor health and wellbeing and will be responsible for controlling access to the building, dealing with emergencies and carrying out Health and Safety checks and maintaining standards of cleanliness in the hostel.

The successful candidate will have;

  • An understanding of the issues faced by homeless people or personal experience of homelessness.
  • An understanding of the needs of homeless people, especially those with complex needs, such as mental and / or physical ill health, challenging behaviour, substance misuse and criminal activity.
  • The ability to be flexible, as shift working including weekends and waking nights are required.
  • Enthusiasm, empathy; a high level of tolerance; sense of humour; and be a team player.
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships, good interpersonal and listening skills.

Applicants must have an SVQ2 in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria or be willing to work towards this.

You need be registered as a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. The cost of membership (whether a new or existing member) is borne by you. If you are not already a member the cost will be £59, for existing members this will be £18.

A current driving license and the use of a car for work purposes are desirable.

You will be placed at the unqualified rate unless you have achieved the relevant qualification as determined by the Scottish Social Services Council.

Further information and application packs are available from our website, or email or telephone (01383) 741220. Please quote vacancy number 471.

The closing date for applications is on Monday, 2 October 2017 at 12 Noon. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 in our Support and Care office in Dunfermline.

Registered in Scotland: SC545491

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