Support Worker Ardrossan 25 & 30 hours

Sense Scotland
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  • Contact: Recruitment
  • Reference: 5357

Support Worker, Ardrossan, North Ayrshire

Vacancy Reference: 5357

Part Time 25 & 30  hours per week
(£8.75 per hour)
Salary £16,839 per annum (pro rata)

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.

Sense Scotland supports a number of adults with communication support needs and physical learning disability across Ayrshire. Our service is continually growing and our Touch Base service based in Ardrossan offers a range of exciting opportunities. We provide services out and about in the area using local amenities. Many of the people we support are escorted from their home to local amenities, our staff therefore work in a number of locations around Ayrshire including; Largs, Beith, Kilbirnie, Saltcoats, Ardrossan, Stevenston, Irvine and Kilwinning. Our support services are flexible to meet the needs of each individual so hours worked can range from 3 hours per day to 12 hours per day. Services currently operate between 8 am and 10 pm although many of the people we support are looking for activities during day time hours. A range of shifts are available and you will be allocated to a dedicated team for individuals to ensure continuity and confidence in your approach. Some of the people we support have their own vehicle and are looking for staff who can drive. A clean driving licence is therefore desirable. Sometimes you will be working on a 1: 1 basis but you will have regular access to peer support and work alongside supervisors and managers. Experience is desirable but not essential as we provide extensive training, local induction and regular supervision and support.

The nature of the services provided by Sense Scotland means that no two days look the same. We are looking to recruit an individual that is open to trying new activities and who is able to contribute their skills to ensure that the people we work for have as fulfilling a life as possible. 

This is a highly rewarding post. We are looking for a person who is; highly enthusiastic, organised, a team player and is willing to learn new things. A caring nature is essential to the role. The successful candidate must have a good approach to the management of risk and keeping the people we support safe.

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 (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.
  • Hold a full driving licence. (desirable)
  • Ability to communicate through signing. (desirable)


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.

Benefits
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 (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.
  • Hold a full driving licence. (desirable)
  • Ability to communicate through signing. (desirable)

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