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Support Worker - Dumfries & Galloway

Job details
Job Type:Adult Services
Job Location:Dumfries and Galloway
Service:Dumfries & Galloway Integrated Service
Contract Type:Permanent
Hours:27 hours per week
Salary Details:£9.00 per hour
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:20 July 2020
Job Reference:CS200703

About Our Service

Capability Scotland is a well-established and respected provider of a community-based Facilitation Service throughout Dumfries and Galloway which supports people who have a physical disability to engage in employment, education, volunteering and activities of their choice within their local communities.  We have recently expanded our services which now include a number of other well-established services throughout the Region including a Self-Directed Support Brokerage, Community based support for people who have an Acquired Brain Injury and a Child and Families Outreach Service

About the role

We are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker to provide an innovative, flexible, person centred facilitation service to people with a physical disability based on individual assessed needs. You will also be required to undertake a key working role and assist the Team Leader to maximise customer outcomes. The role involves lone working.

The role involves a degree of physical activity which includes pushing wheelchairs and providing physical support to our customers. This post is for 27 hours per week on a permanent basis. Whilst our administrative office is in Dumfries, this post will be based in Nithsdale and Upper Nithsdale

What we're looking for

  • 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 and access to a car are essential due to the nature of the role.

Why Work for Capability Scotland

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Competitive Salary
  • Opportunity to Work Flexibly
  • 32 days annual leave increasing with service
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme and Family Leave
  • Death in service benefits
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Access to credit union

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this post please send a completed application form, found to right of this page to alternatively if you would like to discuss the post please contact Karen Pirrie on 07908 431532

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.



Interview Details
Interviews will take place on the 29th and 30th of July.