13 Sep

Support Worker Jobs Vacancy at Cornerstone

Position
Support Worker
Company
Cornerstone
Location
SCT
Opening
13 Sep, 2017 30+ days ago

Cornerstone urgently required following position for Support Worker. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Support Worker Jobs Vacancy at Cornerstone Jobs Details:

Cornerstone is one of Scotland's largest charities with over 30 years’ experience providing care and support for adults and children with various support needs all over Scotland. Our aim is to make a real difference to the people we support by enabling them to enjoy a valued life.

We're looking for *female only Support Workers to join our team on a part time, permanent basis to provide a housing support / care at home service which offers one to one support to two ladies living in individual flats near Aberdeen city centre (20 and 30 hour contracts available). Both ladies have learning disabilities and mental health issues.

We use a person-centred approach following agreed guidelines and maintaining clear boundaries. Support includes meal planning and preparation, safe management of medication, attending appointments, support with finances & budgeting, shopping, household tasks, identifying and achieving goals, encouraging development of relationships, attending social activities. There will also be a requirement to provide some support with personal care. The ladies enjoy knitting, arts and crafts, cooking and baking, fingernail painting, and watching films amongst other things.

Staff lone work at all times and therefore need to be confident about using their initiative to make day to day decisions in line with policies and procedures.

For this specific vacancy, the successful applicant will be someone who has experience of supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health issues, able to demonstrate ability to lone work, cope with pressure, and manage behaviour that challenges. You will be committed, assertive, and resilient and recognise the importance of choice.

We are looking for people who like animals as one of our ladies owns a cat.

As a Support Worker, you will need to be flexible working to a rota to meet the needs of the people we support. The post will involve working evenings, weekends, public holidays, split shifts, short shifts, and sleep-overs on a rota basis. There will be a requirement to undertake tasks relating to key working people we support.

If you have a positive nature, enjoy a challenge, and are calm, confident, and patient then we’d like to meet you.

Successful candidates will be required to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and will be expected to join the Scottish Social Services Council register in 2017.

  • For this position female is an Occupational Requirement as defined by the Equality Act 2010, to assist with personal care - Genuine Occupational Qualification - Privacy and Decency Under Section 7 (2) (b) and 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act.
In April 2017, Cornerstone entered a transformational stage, beginning our new Strategic Plan, Local Cornerstone. Over 3 years, we look to revolutionise social care delivery by introducing self-organised teams; not only improving the quality of the support we deliver but benefiting colleagues with greater autonomy and more professional development opportunities. We strive to change the way the health and social care sector is viewed in society and want our colleagues to be truly valued for the highly-skilled, life-changing work that they do every day.
If you'd like to find out more, please contact Kathryn Watts on 07584 473 655.


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