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Care Support Worker (Personal Assistant)
Location: Oban, PA34 4PL.
Salary: £10.80 per hour.
Contract: Various – Flexible Contracts available – Sessional, Part Time- and Full-Time opportunities.
£1000 Qualification Payment for successful applicants who are holders of SVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care*
Are you interested in working for an award-winning social care charity?
Personal Assistants (Support Workers) have the most important role within ENABLE Scotland by making a positive difference every day to the lives of the people we support. No two days are the same for our Personal Assistants but what we can guarantee is that you will be supporting someone with a learning disability to achieve their goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!
Each person we support has different support needs, so your support worker role may include assisting them with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling or positive behavioural support whilst expanding their social networks and connections.
ENABLE Scotland creates a bespoke team around every individual we support, and our team of Personal Assistants work collaboratively to ensure the safety, wellbeing and aspirations of the people we support are met.
The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
The people we support have many varied interests and hobbies and have many of the same dreams and aspirations as we do; they just too often do not get the opportunity to experience these same opportunities. So, whatever your interests are; be it sewing, baking, having a cup of tea and chat to horse riding, swimming or hill-walking, we want to hear from you!
A career with ENABLE Scotland is as rewarding as it is diverse, Personal Assistants at their best have the potential to truly bring out the best in the people we support. Here is a little more about what you might be doing supporting people in Oban services:
You could be supporting people to take part in a wide range of activities which may include swimming, gym, horse-riding, walking groups, gardening and art projects and learning home skills. Would you be good at seeking out new activities that may be of interest to the people we support?
Supporting the people to keep up existing friendships and encouraging socialising to broaden their community involvement.
Due to the variety of activities, the people we support get 2 to 6 hours a day and you may be required to support 2- 3 people per day and the hours will run consecutively therefore will fit in with either full or part time posts.
If you feel this position is right for you and would like to join our friendly team or want to know more about what we do then please get in touch.
If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support individuals to get the most out of life and become an inclusive member of society; then please apply now!
ENABLE Scotland needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
You don’t need experience in care to start your social care career with ENABLE Scotland. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!
We believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:
• Person Centred approaches, planning and thinking
• Introduction to autism
• Epilepsy awareness
• Moving and Handling
• Adult support and protection
• Child support and protection
• First Aid
• Positive Behaviour Support
We also have an excellent range of staff benefits on offer including but not limited to:
• Health cash plans providing a wide range of health benefits to help people cover the cost of their everyday health care.
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Season Ticket Loans
Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date