Senior Support Worker
Are you looking to help make a difference to someone’s life?
Are you looking for your next career step within social care or are you looking for a career change and have a desire to work with people with disabilities?
If yes is the answer to all questions above, we would like to invite you to come and start a new career with Quarriers.
Quarriers East Dunbartonshire Service is now recruiting for a full time Senior Support Worker.
The successful candidate will:
- Be reliable, Patient, proactive, focused, energetic, motivated and passionate, dedicated and committed.
- Work on a rota basis providing day, evening, sleepover and weekend cover which may include split shift.
- Work in the office base for some allocated hours per week working on care plans/risk assessments/staffing rotas.
- Participate in activities with service users’ as appropriate, including support for holidays which may include family members.
- Support service users in accessing education, employment and leisure activities, as well as supporting people with attending places of worship and contributing to their local community.
- Be flexible and able to work shift patterns i.e early/late shifts and sleepover duties included.
- Be up for a challenge.
Quarriers East Dunbartonshire Phase 2 Service support adults with learning and physical disabilities, and acquired brain injuries, through providing direct physical assistance, emotional support, advice and encouragement in all areas of everyday living from help with housework to enjoying a full and active life through activities in the community.
We are looking for someone with strong self-awareness, resilience and excellent people skills who are flexible and committed. Experience of working in the field of learning disabilities would be an advantage however not essential as we offer excellent training and learning and development opportunities to enhance the support you deliver. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of people’s lives.
Our East Dunbartonshire Phase 2 Service include: Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, and the Royston area in Glasgow.
You can contact Grace Storrie on 0141 779 5980 for further information.
The successful candidate must have a full current drivers licence.
Please note IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory, you must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years.
In addition to a rewarding career, with extensive training and learning and development opportunities, Quarriers offer a range of staff benefits including childcare vouchers, life assurance, physiotherapy & occupational health, employee assistance programme, competitive holiday entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies and procedures, enhanced maternity/paternity benefit, workplace pension, long service recognition, accredited qualifications, unionised, Christmas savings scheme and cycle to work scheme
Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning.
Quarriers have a number of services that support adults and children with learning and physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries across East Dunbartonshire and there is also a service in Royston area of Glasgow. The people living in these services have various support needs including support with their personal care, bathing, dressing, eating etc. People also require support to access and extend their use of community facilities, resources and activities.