Community Support Worker
East Lothian, Tranent

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The British Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Options for Independence is a service designed to enable people with physical disabilities living in the community to gain greater levels of independence. The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience of working with people with disabilities and be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of service users. You will be able to provide physical, practical and emotional support as directed by the service user or senior staff to a high standard.

Candidates should be qualified to SVQ2/3 level or be prepared to work towards gaining this qualification. An understanding and commitment to service user choice and a person centred approach to support is essential. Opportunities for staff development are promoted through supervision and staff training. We are also recruiting relief Community Support Workers.

Please visit our website to apply or email for an electronic application pack.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 2 March 2012.

¬ďAs the post holder will be carrying out regulated work with protected adults they will be required to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme as established by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

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