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Senior Support Worker
Senior Support Worker
Glenrothes and North East Fife area
£20,738 - £22,140
6th October 2017
The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community. We are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although we support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, we are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves.
We are currently looking to increase our Management team resource in the Glenrothes and North East Fife Area and are looking for Senior Support Workers who can help our supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. We are therefore looking to recruit two new Senior Support Worker into the teams.
The services are established services and the teams that work with the people are well motivated and enthusiastic. We therefore need Senior Support Workers who can continue to support, develop and make a difference to people`s lives.
If you have experience of working in a fast paced environment, working to deadlines, chairing meetings, experience of liaising with families, social work and health professionals along with the ability to think on your feet, this could be the opportunity for you. You will join an already established team of Senior Support Workers and will receive training along the way. Due to the dispersed nature of services it is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
The individuals also require support at night therefore the services have rotas in place that include sleepovers. As part of the management team you will be required to undertake on call on a rotational basis and you may be required to work the full range of shift patterns and undertake sleepovers depending on the needs of the service.
There is 2 full time post available (37.5 hours per week). Previous experience of supporting individuals with learning disabilities is essential for this role while experience of working with a wider client group and individuals that have been involved in the criminal justice system would be advantageous.
It would be beneficial if you have achieved or are working towards your SVQ 3 in Health & Social Care. The successful applicant must also register with SSSC as a Supervisor in Care at Home and Housing Support Services on taking up the post.
This is an excellent opportunity to make a change in your life and in that of the people we support. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions and annual leave, childcare vouchers and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community.
Closing date: 6th October 2017
PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.
For more information about this position please open the following document:
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3 Buchanan Gate
Buchanan Gate Business Park
0845 013 6300
What we do
Positive Behaviour Support
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Young people in transition
Alcohol related brain damage
Alcohol and drug misuse
Older people (including dementia)
East Renfrewshire Dementia Services
East Dunbartonshire Connections Service
Fife Wellness Recovery and Action Plan Workshops
Fife Short Term Housing Support & Homelessness Services
Perth and Kinross Shared Lives Service
Stranraer Shared Lives
Supporting Children & Young People
Charity No. SC 021621