Support Workers – James Bank – Kingdom Support & Care
Support Workers – James Bank
30 hours per week (Minimum hour contracts)
£8.75 per hour (unqualified), £8.97 per hour (qualified)
We provide support to people with a range of needs in their own homes. Kingdom Support & Care provides accommodation and support to people experiencing homelessness in a hostel setting and provides outreach support to individuals in the community.
About the Role
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 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. In addition to the hostel, you will provide an outreach service throughout Fife to individuals with learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance misuse and alcohol related brain injury in their own homes.
We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated support workers who have the desire to want to support people to have the best life possible. Experience of working within a care environment, ideally with the homeless, and an understanding of the issues faced by homeless people would be desirable. More important is a respectful attitude and the ability to relate to others in a non-judgemental way.
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 includes weekends and waking night shifts.
- Competitive pay
- Generous annual leave entitlement starting (for a 5 day worker) at 37 days a year rising to 39 days after five years and then to 41 days after ten years
- Enhanced entitlements for other types of leave
- Support with your personal and professional development
- A free, confidential employee counselling service
- Discounted gym membership
Applicants must have an SVQ 2 in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria or be willing to work towards this.
A current driving licence, 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.
Come along to our recruitment event to find out more about working in Care. Chat to staff and supported people and find out about the posts on offer.
Wednesday 16 January 2019, 10.00am – 4.00pm
James Bank Hostel, 29 James Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7QE
If you wish to be interviewed on the day, complete the application form prior to the event.
To apply online log onto our website.
The closing date for applications is on Monday, 21 January 2019 at 12 Noon.
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