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Support Worker

Haddington, East Lothian
Job Type
21 Sep 2022


1 x 32.5hr contract plus sleepovers - Female only

1 x 32.5hr contract plus sleepovers - Male or Female

Tom is one of the many people we support:

Tom loves to get out and about for a walk and a coffee in North Berwick. He also enjoys going swimming and getting involved in activities at a local day centre. To do these things Tom needs support from people who can take the time to really get to know him and the ways that he communicates, and who can make sure he has the opportunity to make genuine choices about his life.

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

For these contracts you will be matched with 2-3 people, one of which will be Tom.

Our interview process is kept relaxed to really give us the opportunity to get to know you. By doing this it enables us to match you to people you will genuinely enjoy supporting.

Typical shifts will involve a mix of short days, long days and sleepovers.

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.

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support Tom 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!

Your training will involve a mix of E-learning and practical training, all of which is paid. Then you will complete shadow shifts which will give you a chance to work alongside experienced staff. This gives you the chance to get to know the person, see how to support them and to put your training into practice.

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 in 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.

.terms & conditions apply for £1000 Qualification Payment
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  • Job Reference: 718113138-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Enable Scotland
  • Location: Haddington, East Lothian
  • Salary: £1,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent