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Support Worker - Stanmore House School

Job details
Job Type:Children's Services
Job Location:Lanarkshire
Service:Stanmore House School
Contract Type:Permanent and Relief
Hours:35 hours per week and 39 hours per week
Salary Details:£9.35 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:8 September 2019
Job Reference:CS190703

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated support worker to join our dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team providing care, support and education to children and young people within the Stanmore House School campus.

The successful candidate will have:

  • the ability to deliver high-quality person centered care
  • strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • the ability to work within a team and also to work on your own initiative.

Above all, we want someone who shares in our values.

These are:

  • A Commitment to quality and being the best we can be
  • Treating the people we support with Compassion
  • Showing Dignity to the people we work with
  • Having Trust for all members of our team
  • We are Inclusive. Disabled People  are at the heart of everything we do
  • We are Caring. We treat everyone with Respect and Kindness
  • We have Integrity. When we promise something, we will do it.

About Us

  • This is a residential service for 16 children and young people.
  • We provide specialist support to children and young people with different health, physical and learning disabilities.
  • We are looking for the right people to make a difference.
  • The 16 children and young people who live within the residential service all require individual support in order to enhance and enjoy their lives, have fun, and to thrive.
  • The residential service supports the educational and health needs of the children and young people

As a Support Worker, you will be a key member of the team, providing:

  • High standards of support to the children and young people.
  • A creative and caring approach
  • Opportunities to build strong relationships with young people, their families and other supporting professionals.
  • Support in the planning of Education, Health and Wellbeing outcomes
  • Encouragement and support to live as independently as possible.
  • Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital

We are looking for one full-time and one part-time Support Workers. Experience is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and have the compassion and patience needed to support complex children, families and other professionals who support them in their day to day lives.

What we'd like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those we support
  • Strong 'can do' attitude
  • A driving licence is required

How to apply:

We are looking for full-time Support Workers, as well as Relief members of staff. We welcome applications from anyone wishing to do either of these.

Please complete the application found to the right, either by submitting this online, uploading an application, or posting it to us.

Any enquiries or applications can be sent to us at:

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
  • Sleepovers paid at £9.00 per hour (minimum of £70.00 per sleepover)
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
  • Extensive Training provided
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Death in service benefits
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Access to credit union

General Information

Capability Scotland is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. We are happy to consider job-share applications.

Capability Scotland is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and as such undertakes to conduct thorough pre-employment checks on all preferred candidates.

A copy of Capability Scotland's Equality and Diversity Policy is available on the Intranet or upon request from the HR Department. Capability Scotland, Scottish Charity SC011330.

Interview Details
Interview dates are to be confirmed