Care Support Worker (Personal Assistant)

Enable Scotland

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Care Support Worker (Personal Assistant)

Location: Hamilton, ML3 0DA.
Salary: £12.00 per hour.
Contract: Full time, Part time and sessional contracts available.

Do you have an outgoing, fun and friendly character?  Are you interested in supporting James and making a real difference in his life? James is a young man currently in hospital after a life changing accident. James and his family are eager for him to move to his beautiful, purpose designed new home to start living his life and he needs your help to achieve this dream!

Personal Assistants (Support Workers) have the most important role within Enable 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 James to achieve his goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!

Enable creates a bespoke team around every individual we support. James’ team of Personal Assistants will work collaboratively to ensure his safety, wellbeing and aspirations 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 chance to experience these same opportunities. A career with Enable 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.

Let us introduce you to James:

James loves music and has an eclectic taste from Oasis and Fleetwood Mac, to Eminem and Tupac. He is a big Celtic fan; however he won’t mind if you support another team as he’ll enjoy the friendly banter! His family is very important to him and will continue to be close to him.

Up until his accident James was like any teenage boy; he loved going out with friends, meeting girls, having a good laugh and living life to the fullest. As a trainee mechanic he was passionate about cars and was about to embark on his first car restoration project. He enjoyed live music gigs and hopes to get back to these some day. He also enjoyed fishing trips with friends, but rarely got a catch!

James has a Traumatic Brain Injury and has specific support needs, so your role as Personal Assistant will include assisting James with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling and meeting his health needs whilst expanding his social networks and connections.

A typical day could be supporting James with personal tasks within his home, maintaining his house, supporting with his daily physio, helping him to stay connected to his family and assisting him to have new experiences and connections within his community. His family dogs will also visit James, so you will need to be a dog lover.

About You

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support James to get the most out of life; then please apply now!

Enable 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. 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!

About Us

Enable is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

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 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 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.

*terms & conditions apply

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