Support Worker

Recruiter
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Location
Scotland
Salary
£15,874 - £17,148 per year (£8.46 - £9.14 per hour) dependent on qualifications and experience
Posted
09 Sep 2016
Closes
26 Sep 2016
Ref
RNB00010
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We offer an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to be part of our support and care services at Pathway in Fife.

Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Do you enjoy the challenge of working within a changing environment where you can make a difference? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss. Working with Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD), you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss and be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual service design; you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.

This position will require someone with strong values in providing intellectual, emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and attend activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, bowling, cinema etc.

Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving license for two years or more.  (We may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving license for 2 years at completion of probationary period).This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.

In return, we can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. All staff will benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and SVQ 3 following initial year contract.

 

If you would like to apply for this great opportunity please click the apply button.

 

Closing date for applications Midnight, Sunday 25th Sept 2016.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th October 2016.

 

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.

 

Ref: 8801

Salary: £15,874 - £17,148 pro rata (£8.46 - £9.14 per hour) dependent on qualifications and experience

Location: Kirkcaldy and Crosshill Fife

Hours: 25 hours per week