Based in The Mirin, Lagoon Leisure Centre, 11 Christie Street, Paisley.
You will work as part of the staff team responsible for the day to day operation of a day service for adults with learning disabilities and to provide a range of activities in the centre, in community bases and in the community in accordance with the practice and procedures of the local authority.
The main duties of the post will include: key worker responsibility; providing the required support to service users to enable them to achieve aspects of their care plans, this may include duties relating to: personal care, health needs, challenging behaviour, etc.; supporting D.S.A’s. to fulfil their role; facilitating the participation of service users into the community and in doing so facilitate positive relationships with the wider community; ensuring that healthy and stimulating environments are maintained for service users & that all of these processes encompasses the ethos of the service.
It is essential that you possess or are willing to work towards obtaining a SVQ level 3 in Social Care. You will have an understanding of the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism and the ability to complete care plans, undertake risk assessments, record daily care notes etc. You will have a person-centred approach and be enthusiastic, motivated, and respectful in all your interactions with service users, carers, staff, etc. You must also have knowledge of computer IT packages.
A driving licence and experience of group work is desirable.
Full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain the service’s commitment to continuous improvement.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk.
Closing Date - Wednesday 4 August 2021
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