- Contact: Recruitment
- Reference: 5125
For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs and believes everyone should have a choice in how they live their life. People we work with include those who have sensory impairment, deafblindness, autism, learning or physical disabilities and healthcare support needs.
We currently have vacancies for a support workers, offering a permanent 30 hour contract within our Adult day services at TouchBase Glasgow.
Our Adult day service provides support to a number of individuals who have a wide range of needs All support is person-centred to that individual. We are passionate about developing the people outcomes and achievements in life of the people we support. We are looking for motivated and confident individuals who will work in a person centred way to ensure consistent support for each individual. The person you will be supporting may have limited communication, therefore we require staff to work hard to develop and understand how each person communicates. At times people may communicate in ways which can be challenging, you will receive full training in challenging behaviour and a support plan is in place for you to follow.
Each individual we support has their own planner which includes activities in TouchBase and in the community. We would require you to provide support in chosen activities and help develop new activities and relationships where possible. Some of the activities in our Glasgow TouchBase centre are; music/art sessions, rebound therapy, holistic therapy, sensory room and physiotherapy. Outwith the centre activities include ; swimming, walking groups, horse riding, shopping, lunch groups, visits to museums and other day trips. Supporting with personal care and administration of medication is also required within this role.
30 hour contracts are based on working 5 days per week on a 4 week rolling rota pattern. Staff are required to work 2 weekends out of 4 and the shifts can be anywhere from 8am to 8pm although most shifts are 6 hours per day.
Sense Scotland has an extensive package of staff training and terms and conditions for staff to support them in their role, each staff member is allocated a supervisor and you will receive supervision in your role and access to peer support through team meetings.
Key Responsibilities include:
Individual’s needs are identified and met in practice in accordance with their Outcome Based Support Plan (OBSP).
You set and demonstrate good standards of work practice by offering support and on shift coaching to others through example.
You guide new staff, students and volunteers in providing a welcoming responsive, flexible and integrated service provision that reflects and meets the needs of individual’s and their family.
The individual’s OBSP is implemented and is updated to reflect any day-to-day changes in their needs, notifying the manager and senior staff of any aspects of support that cause concern or require adjustment.
You work as part of a rota prepared by senior staff and that you are punctual and fit for work when coming on shift.
Proper record-keeping, including recording incidents and complaints are maintained and passed to the appropriate manager, as soon as possible.
You have a good working knowledge of the guidance and the operational handbooks and that you provide the required support to others in applying these into practice.
Be aware of the responsibilities of individual in relation to their tenancy agreement, where appropriate, and support them to meet these.
Support people to apply into practice all the principles of safety in the home as agreed with the Registered Manager.
Support people to apply the principles of healthy eating and personal and household hygiene into their daily living as agreed with the Registered Manager.
Where an individual shows behaviours that present a challenge to staff you will ensure that all agreed intervention strategies are implemented into practice.
Where risk assessments are in place you will ensure that the appropriate steps are taken to apply the guidance into practice.
Values and Commitment
Our vision is for the people we work with to live meaningful and independent lives in a world which supports them to achieve their own ambitions.
We work to and are committed to our Core Values. These values are derived from families and enshrine the organisation’s ethos and guide the actions of all staff. Sense Scotland’s values in practice mean we will:
To be open and honest
To recognise individual worth
To build relationships through trust
To act on the basis of individual aspirations and needs
To be accountable for our actions
Our service can offer exciting opportunities and a good career path for the right individual. Access to extensive face to face and online training as well as team development will be offered. In return we will need you to be motivated, a good team player, sensitive to the needs of individuals, families and colleagues and come with a positive can do attitude, with a sensible approach to keeping people safe. A willingness to learn and a positive approach to making every day count in the work that we do is essential.
Sense Scotland offers an extensive range of employee benefits including;Ongoing training and development, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, cycle to work scheme, death in service benefit and Perkbox membership.
Successful Applicants Must Have:
Be in a position to gain qualification as determined by the SSSC for registration purposes
Evidence of core skills in numeracy and literacy
SVQ Level 2/3 (Adults Services) (desirable)
Food Hygiene certificate (desirable)
Relevant practical experience. (desirable)
Demonstrate a working knowledge of current statutory requirements, Care Inspectorate standards, registration requirements and the SSSC Codes of Practice. (desirable)
IT skills i.e. Microsoft Office and HR database systems
Driving licence (desirable)
Ability to communicate through signing (desirable)