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Support Worker - Stanmore Residential

Job details
Job Type:Children's Services
Job Location:Lanarkshire
Service:Stanmore House School
Contract Type:Permanent and Fixed Term
Hours:Various
Salary Details:£9.35/h
Salary Band:Competitive Salary
Closing Date:30 June 2020
Job Reference:CS200109

About Stanmore Residential

  • 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.

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.

We are looking for 5 Support Workers to join our team on permanent basis. Various hours (up to 35 hrs a week) are available.
Also, we are looking for 1 full time (39 hrs a week) Support Worker on fixed term basis.

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 if 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.

Why work for Capability Scotland?

  • Rewarding Career Choice
  • Fully paid induction and shadowing with experienced staff.
  • Competitive Salary - £9.35 per hour
  • 32 Days Annual Leave (increasing to 37 days with service)
  • Extensive Training provided and fully funded SVQ.
  • Payment of PVG
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Death in service benefits
  • Free 24/7 Employee Assistance Programmee
  • Professional Development and support for SVQ
  • Access to credit union

Please download a word version of our application, complete it and email us this to: Fiona.Robison@capability-scotland.org.uk . Similarly if you have any questions please let us know on 01555 665041.

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.

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Interview Details
Interviews will be held as and when suitable applications are received so please apply before the closing date.