Senior Support Worker – 39 hours per week
Salary £20,501 (Unqualified), £21,047 (Qualified) Per Annum
Sleepover Payment £66 per sleepover
We provide support to people with a range of needs in their own homes, including those with: learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, complex needs, mental health issues, age related needs, homelessness, drug and alcohol addictions. We also provide temporary homeless accommodation and services in Dunfermline.
About the Role
We have experience of supporting people with Autism in a variety of settings from low level visiting support to 24 hour supported accommodation and we are currently looking to increase our senior team within this service in the Falkirk area.
In this role, you will be an integral member of the support team contributing to working in a fast paced environment, working to deadlines, chairing meetings, liaising with families, social work and health professionals and ensuring a high quality of care and support for individuals with autism and challenging behaviour. This service will require you to be trained in CALM-Crisis, Aggression, Limitation and Management and physical intervention techniques, if you have not had any training this will be provided to you.
You will assist the Coordinator in the management of the service and you will line manage a team of Support Workers.
We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated senior support worker who has the desire to want to support people to have the best life possible. If you have experience in a support and care setting and hold an SVQ 2 qualification in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria this could be an opportunity for you.
You must be able to support and be flexible in your approach to work and it is essential that you are able to work a rota which may include weekends, sleepover and waking night shifts. The successful applicant must also register with SSSC as a Supervisor in Care at Home and Housing Support Services on taking up this post.
- Competitive Salary
- Full funding and support towards an SVQ 3 qualification in Care
- Rewarding career choice
- 37 days annual leave per year
- Access to an employee assistance programme which gives confidential advice/counselling programme
- Childcare Vouchers
- Access to Discounted Gym Memberships
A current driving license, business insurance and the use of a car for work purposes are essential. The posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check. The cost of membership is borne by you.
Recruitment Open Day Event Want to learn more about what it means to be a Senior Support Worker and what the role involves…why not come along and meet our Support & Care staff;
Our Staff are available at:
- Best Western Park Hotel, Camelon Rd, Falkirk, FK1 5RY on Friday, 2 March 2018 between 10am – 4pm.
We can help assist in completing applications forms, carry out interviews and pre-employment checks on the day.
The closing date for applications is at 12 Noon on Friday, 2 March 2018.
Registered in Scotland: SC545491