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Support Worker

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Johnstone
Service:Wallace Court
Contract Type:Permanent
Hours:39
Salary Details:£9.10 per hour ( £18,504.49pa )
Salary Band:£15000 - £20000
Closing Date:29 March 2019
Job Reference:CS190305

About Our Service

Wallace Court is a residential and respite service in Elderslie, Johnstone, providing 24 hour support 7 days a week, to customers aged between 18 and 65 with physical and learning disabilities.

Do you want to make a real difference to people's lives?

We are currently recruiting for a support worker to work as part of a team providing a safe, caring environment for customers with disabilities.  You will also provide personal care (including intimate care), and support service users with aspects of their general welfare. You will also be required to undertake a key-working role and assist the Team Leader to maximise customer outcomes. The role will involve health related practices including mealtime assistance, gastrostomy feeding, administration of medication as and when required and lone working.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Competitive Salary - £9.10 per hour
  • Full Training provided
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing with service)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ

Key Requirements

  • Experience of working in a similar role and environment
  • Willingness to undertake any personal development opportunities.
  • A care related SVQ Level 3 (or the willingness to gain this qualification in a given timescale).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.
  • Full Driving Licence* (we will consider alternative arrangements that achieve the same outcomes for candidates that have a disability that prevents them from having a driving licence)
  • Able and willing to work flexible shifts including evenings, weekends, nightshifts and sleepovers.

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.

Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to employing and retaining disabled people; we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job and consider them on their abilities and we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure disabled people are not disadvantaged when applying for and doing their jobs.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the person below quoting reference number CS190305

Contact Name:                     Janice McKinnon

Contact Email:                      janice.mckinnon@capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact Number:                  01505 331804

Interview Details
TBC