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Support Worker - Kelty


Up to £21,351.33 per annum

Permanent, Relief

Relief / Bank

Closing Date: 31 July 2023

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It’s no secret that there are endless opportunities for people in working in care – so why choose us?

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Capability Scotland offer care, support & education to disabled people across Scotland. Besides the endless job satisfaction you’ll get from helping people with their personal & practical needs, your day will be filled with fun daycentre and community based activities with our customers from going shopping, to the football, the cinema or having a giggle at our hubs games/themed days.

We have relief/bank vacancies at our Oakfield daycentre Kelty (KY4 OBU).

Typical hours: from 8am-4pm/5pm Monday-Friday however, we are happy to consider any availability.

Don’t let concerns over experience or availability hold you back. Our services are client led, based on their individual needs and planned community based activities, meaning we need to have staff on hand with a variety of skills & availability to meet their needs.

We’re looking for drivers – who are comfortable driving our large adapted vehicle. (to help transport our customers to and from our service). If you do need to go out & about with our customer for that dinner and cinema trip, costs are covered at no expense to you!

New to care?

If you have strong caring values; you are kind, inclusive, open, honest, aspirational and creative – you don’t need experience. We will invest in you so you can bring out the best in the people we support. Whilst experience is desirable, you will receive in-depth training, specific to the individuals who you will be caring for. We also offer paid SVQs and numerous pathways for career progression. Most of our Senior Management team have worked in all roles, meaning they are present in the services and understand how things are, particularly in these challenging times.

What is a Support Worker?

We support people with a variety of complex disabilities in our spacious, adapted house, daycentre setting. This intimate setting for a small group of adults offers; sensory, kitchen and craft spaces along with a wonderful garden for our customers to enjoy.

You will be supporting our customers on either 1-1 or group care; your day will include helping them with their personal care, dressing, medication, communication, mobility, mealtimes, daily transport and participating in their chosen activities such as; assistive technology and interactive sports sessions.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a skill or passion to share such as baking, music or photography – if you love it, this will shine through to the people you support, giving them a taste of new experiences whilst learning new skills.

Capability’s benefits:

· A generous salary of £10.50 per hour (£21,351.33 FTE)

· Set 2, 3 & 6 week rolling rotas so you always know when you are working and can plan life outside of work.

· 32 days holidays per year, increasing to 37 with service.

· Free PVG checks throughout your employment.

· Fully funded SVQ – a qualification which is yours for life.

· Up to 8% company contribution pension scheme.

· Up to 3 x annual salary death in service.

· Perks at Work – shopping discount scheme.

· Cycle to work scheme.

· 24/7 employee assistance programme.

· Working for us means you would qualify for Blue Light & Concert for Carer discounts

We are One Voice, One Charity, One Spirit, #OneCapability

In October this year, we are getting together to meet, celebrate, learn and grow as one united team who delivers the very best caring support to our customers. Alongside our regular staff recognition awards, programmes & forums – our staff really do have a voice which we are proud to promote.

Want to be part of this? Apply now

Capability Scotland is a disability confident/equal opportunities employer, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every requirement of the advert, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

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