Support Worker

Kingdom Housing Association
£17,137 - £17,573 per year Pro Rata, Per Annum
03 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Support Workers

30 hour posts (Minimum hour contracts)

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

£8.45 Per Hour Unqualified, £8.66 Qualified

Sleepover payment £66 per sleepover where required

Would you like to assist vulnerable adults to live an independent life?

Due to a recent expansion, we are recruiting for Support Workers in the Falkirk and Slamannan Area. We provide a 24 hour service to supported individuals with autism and challenging behaviour. We are looking for people with a positive person centred approach who are passionate about helping people have a fulfilling life. This post will require someone who is able to support people to develop new skills and attend activities they enjoy doing. Examples include walking, swimming, going to the cinema, bowling and gardening.

These services will require you to be trained in CALM theory and physical intervention techniques, if you have not had any training this will be provided to you.

These services involve shift work including sleepovers, waking night and we would require you to be flexible with your working hours.

Previous experience of providing care (not necessarily in a work setting) is desirable.

We will provide you with training towards an SVQ in Social Care unless already obtained.

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.

You need be registered as a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for the purpose of regulated work with protected adults. 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.

Want to learn more about what it means to be a support worker and what the role involves. Why not come along and meet our Support & Care staff?

Our staff will be available at Alloa Town Hall, Mars Hill, Alloa FK10 1AB on Monday, 7 August 2017 from 10-3pm. We can help assist in completing applications forms, carry out interviews and pre-employment checks on the day. If this is of any interest to you, please bring along 3 forms of ID for verification.

Further information and application packs are available from our website. Alternatively, please email or telephone (01383) 741220 to request an application to be emailed/sent to you. Please quote vacancy number 464.

The closing date for applications for this post is 12 Noon, Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Registered in Scotland: SC545491