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We have a fantastic team of Support Workers but we need to tip the male:female ratio! This is a job like no other supporting people with mental health issues, learning disabilities & drug and alcohol issues to live independently.
Position/s: Support Worker
Hours: 30 hrs/week with potential for full-time
Closing Date: 15th August 2022
Ref Code: LG/30HR
Essential for this job
- Must be a driver
- Must be eligible to work in the UK
- We reward our staff with competitive salaries
- We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
- We have a company sick pay scheme
- Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
- A really good induction
- Ongoing high quality training
- Career development opportunities
- A real chance to make a difference to someone’s life
- Become part of a ground breaking organisation
- Become a valued member of our staff
We are currently looking for a Support Worker to work with men with mental health issues, learning disabilities and drug and alcohol issues to support them with everyday living and activities and hobbies they enjoy. Although, we have advertised this as a 25 hr/week post, Beyond Limits Dumfries is growing and there is the potential for more hours.
So what does the job involve? Every day will be different. You could be going to the football, walks in the countryside, lunch in a cafe, cooking, gardening, the possibilities are endless. You could also be supporting with budgeting, appointments, household skills, paperwork and every day life skills. There will be days when you will be challenged but there will always be a good support network around you to help you through these times. This is however, a rewarding role. You will see the people you support grow and develop their interests, confidence, skills and community involvement. There is no personal care involved in this role as all the people we support can manage this independently.
We have a good, robust induction programme so be prepared for a lot of training to start with, most of which is online and you get paid to complete it. You will also get the chance to do shadow shifts where you will work with experienced team mates to get you familiar with the routine.
We don’t mind if you haven’t any past experience in the Care Sector as we will provide you with all the training and support you need. All we ask is that you are dedicated, caring, friendly and take pride in your work. We are an all-female team at the moment so we would love to hear from any men out there interested in joining our team. But don’t be put off ladies, we welcome interest from you too.
A PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits Dumfries & Galloway, the cost of which will be to the employee. However, this will be returned after successful completion of the probation period – 6 months.
Ideally you will:
Ideally you will:
- Be able to be encouraging and motivate
- Be patient
- Be a good time-keeper
- Have a good sense of humour and fun
- Have a flexible approach to your work
- Be able to think outside the box
- Have basic computer skills but training and support will be given
A PVG Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits Dumfries and Galloway, the cost of which will be paid by Beyond Limits, however, in the event of the worker leaving Beyond Limits Dumfries and Galloway within a 6 month period, they would be expected to reimburse the cost.
For an informal conversation about this position or to contact us by email please see contact details at the bottom of this page.
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