Care Support Worker (Personal Assistant)

Enable Scotland

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Care Support Worker (Personal Assistant)

Location: Largs, KA30 8LX.
Salary: £12.00 per hour.
Contract: Various Contracts available; Full time, Part time & sessional. Various shift patterns.

Are you interested in working for an award winning social care charity?
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 someone with a learning disability to achieve their goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!

Each person we support has different support needs, so your role as Support Worker may include assisting them with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling or positive behavioural support whilst expanding their social networks and connections.

Enable creates a bespoke team around every individual we support, and our team of Personal Assistants work collaboratively to ensure the safety, wellbeing and aspirations of the people we support 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 opportunity 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.

You will be working as part of a team in Largs of Personal Assistants supporting people in their new homes for a community of adults who have a range of support needs. There are 22 houses in this complex and each person receives the individualised support they need. Some people will require essential support and maintaining their home, others will require support with accessing the local and wider community – or a combination.

Staff are on site 24 hours per day to provide support when required and there are a variety of shifts available. You will be provided with any training required.

If you are not local to the Largs area, travel expenses will be paid.

Let us introduce you to some of the people we support:

We have 22 residents in Largs. Some of the residents have tremendous social lives and enjoy weekly visits to the Disco, Bowling, Swim Clubs and going to the local pub to watch the football or to have a few games of pool. Some residents prefer to spend time at home watching movies, having a chat and going to do their weekly shop with their staff. The majority of the residents in Largs get essential support which includes preparing meals, administering medication, assistance with finances and housework. The residents all have different capabilities, needs and all staff will be provided with training and support.

That is why the people we support in Largs needs you! Will you bring your best so that they can live their best life?

About You

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support individuals to get the most out of life and become an inclusive member of society; 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!

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

• The ability to adapt your communication style in order to develop successful and enjoyable relationships with the people we support.
• The commitment to work with individuals through their personal support plans to ensure people achieve their goals and outcomes and celebrate their successes.
• A positive and flexible outlook to your work, and be able to work on your own and as part of a team.

If this is, you, then please click the link to apply now. Every person we support has their own hobbies and interests, likes and dislikes, which is reflected in our person-centred recruitment processes. So, please give us as much detail about you to allow us to carry out our bespoke matching service.

About Us

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.

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