Female Support Workers WANTED!

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Freespace Ltd
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£17,184 - £18,150
08 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Female Support Workers WANTED!

39 hours per week

Starting Salary: £17,184

(Salary scale £17,184 to £18,150)

Sleepovers @ £7.50/hr and Nightshift at enhanced rate

Can you make a real difference?

At Freespace you will be working in a dedicated team who provide support / care to people using our service. The ideal candidate will be kind, caring, motivated, with a highly resilient character and have excellent communication skills. You will be working with our supported people to achieve their goals with a caring and compassionate outlook.

Are you ready to work for an organisation that is exciting, forward thinking, supportive and encouraging? Then this is the post for you!

We will support you through your SVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care qualification!

PVG membership (cost to be met by Freespace) and 2 satisfactory professional references will be required.

If you wish to discuss this post, please contact Laura Fisher (Service Manager) on

0131 337 4542

This post is excluded or excepted from provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore questions may be asked about all convictions, including those regarded as ‘spent'.

For a comprehensive list of the essential and desirable criteria required for this post, please refer to the Job Description on the Freespace Website www.freespacescotland.org.uk

Please e-mail your CV to recruitment@freespacescotland.org.uk today!

The closing date for this post is Monday 21st August 2017

Interviews will be held on Monday 28th August 2017

Freespace Vision:

To support people with disabilities living their life their way.

Drivers preferable but not essential!

Support Worker Job Description

Freespace vision is to support people with disabilities to live their life, their way. Our values are; to do our best, care for others, be inclusive, to respect privacy, promote access to housing, supporting freedom of choice, to create a culture of equality and have a commitment to keep learning. This job description applies to all Support Workers in different delivery models and details how we expect our staff to work within our vision and values in order to meet the individual outcomes of the people we support. This document is used in collaboration with the Support Worker Competency Framework which details expected attributes and expected standards.


As a Support Worker you bring a ‘can do' attitude to aid you in providing personalised self-directed support to individuals with a disability enabling them to live their lives their way. We do this by supporting people to identify, and meet their personal aims, goals, hopes and dreams; we call these outcomes.

Examples of Outcomes: May include:

  • To look and feel good - may be achieved by a range of personal care support.

  • Establish and maintain relationships - may be achieved by being supported with community groups/activities, dating etc.

  • Feeling safe and secure - may be achieved by having staff that ‘get' what the individual needs, wants and how they want it.

  • Having new experiences - may be achieved by an open minded, non-judgmental approach to exploring possibilities whilst overcoming obstacles/barriers.

Outcomes will always be person specific and will relate to what is important to and for individuals.

We are in full support of individuals living their life their way and we will continuously strive to balance the needs of supported people within regulatory requirements, which is underpinned by the person-centered approach central to the Freespace ethos and values.

In order to support people to live life their way you will be required to participate in a flexible rota which involves a wide range of shift patterns designed to meet individual's needs, wants and aspirations which will at times include night support and sleepovers. While relevant experience is desirable, Freespace offer a varied training programme including funded SVQ 3 award in Health and Social Care, personal development and extensive induction training.

For further information about Freespace please visit our website at: www.freespacescotland.org.uk