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Personal Assistant Support Worker

Job Type
21 Sep 2022

£1000 Qualification Payment for successful applicants who are holders of SVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care*


Various contracts available including Part time, Full time and Sleepovers

Are you interested in working for an award winning social care charity?

Personal Assistants (Support Workers) have the most important role within ENABLE Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Sally

Sally likes to socialise going to gigs and spending time with family and friends. She Is fun, enthusiastic and has a witty sense of humour. She like expressing her own identity through her crazy hair colours and designs and choice of colour co-ordinated outfits.

Things that are important to Sally

Sally is a Brownie and Guide leader which is an important role for her as she is giving something back to my community. It is important to Sally that she gets on with her PA's and they are on the same wave length. She enjoys attending the gym and has a personal trainer who helps her keep fit. As part of your role as her PA you would assist Sally with this and perhaps support her to attend the gym out with these PT sessions.

Sally is The Manging Director of her own business which requires successful candidates to be confident in basic computer skills ie, Microsoft office.

In her professional role she uses her lived experience of having Cerebral Palsy to assist and support other people and their families with the challenges of living with a disability and what these can bring. This includes person-centred planning, speaking at events/conferences and providing training and education. She also works alongside businesses and employers who seek guidance on inclusion and what that means for their organisations. Staff need to be aware of the importance of confidentiality, not only for Sally but for those she supports.

The shift's in Sally's service could look like

Monday - 07.00 - 19.00 - Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00
Tuesday - 07.00 - 19.00 - Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00
Wednesday - 07.00 - 19.00 Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00
Thursday - 07.00 - 19.00 Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00
Friday - 07.00 - 19.00 Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00
Saturday 07.00 - 19.00 Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00
Sunday 07.00 - 19.00 - Sleepover 22.00 - 07.00

Sally also likes to spend time with her family at the weekend so a degree of flexibility around Sally's life will also be expected.

That is why Sally needs you! Will you bring your best so that Sally can live her best life?

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

ENABLE Scotland 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 Scotland. 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!

ENABLE Scotland 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:
  • H ealth 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*
  • Generous Refer a Friend scheme
  • £1000 Qualification Payment for successful applicants who hold a SVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care or equivalent*

Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland 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 Scotland 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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  • Job Reference: 718112642-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Enable Scotland
  • Location: Ayrshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent