Fort William, Highland
£16217 - £17290 per annum
Permanent
Job description
Support Worker (6 positions)
Inverness and surrounding areas
Permanent Contract
35 hours per week (working 5 days a week)
Salary: £17,290 per annum (9.50 per hour)



We've got an opportunity...

Do you love helping people in need? Are you looking for a rewarding role that could kick start your career in the health and social sector? We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person with great people skills to join our Independent Living team.

Covering the Inverness and Mid-Ross areas, the successful candidate will be supporting adults in their own home and enabling them to engage in activities within the local community. Support includes housing support, and daily living tasks (e.g. providing meals, administering medication, giving emotional support, providing personal care) which helps people to live independently in their own home. As well as this you could be supporting people to access education day centres, excursions and to work towards their goals.

Please Note: Fully paid training is provided. Staff can claim mileage, we pay for their PVG and staff are given the opportunity to complete SVQ 2-4 in health and social care (depending on job level and completion of probation).

The post holder will need to be willing and able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and a car user/driver is essential for this role.

At the British Red Cross, we put the people that need us at the heart of what we do. As a Service Support Worker for this regulated service, you will provide the support and care which can make a vital difference to the quality of people's lives, allowing them to continue living at home in comfort.

The position supports people working from their own homes or out in the community. The Service runs 365 days per year. Staff work a fortnightly rota (working 10 out of 14 days) that include weekends.


Say hello to the team...

The Independent Living & Crisis Response service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

This role could be for you if…
  • You can make things great. You know how to improve service quality for the benefit of users.
  • You're professional. You can deal with queries in a diplomatic and confidential manner.
  • You love being flexible. Working hours out with the norm suits you.
Also, you should be the following:
  • IT literate
  • Full driving licence holder and access to own vehicle
  • Have a good knowledge of services provided by the NHS and Social Care
  • Local to Inverness shire, with knowledge of the geographical area



Closing date for application is 23.59 on Monday 20th September 2021 with interviews to follow soon after.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference ID #3078
This role includes working face to face with service users and social distancing will not be able to be maintained at all times therefore, it may not be suitable for people that may be at higher risk of harm from Covid-19.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) per annum
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Flexible working policy



The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Posted on: 07 September 2021
Closed date: 21 September 2021
Job ref: 3078
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work