The Self-Directed Support Forum, East Renfrewshire is a local organisation for anyone who is thinking about directing their own support or that of someone they care for. We also support individuals and families who are already directing an existing social care package.
Our organisation was formed in 2011 by a small collective of service users and carers. Now with funding from the Scottish Government, we have grown into an informed organisation for others to turn to and seek advice, share experiences and feel supported around all aspects of Self-Directed Support.
We are now seeking additional members to join our
Voluntary Board of Trustees
We are keen to attract people to our Board with skills, knowledge and experience in accountancy, finance and law.
As well as our AGM, the board meets 4 times per year with the occasional extra informal meetings being held, as required. The role of Trustee is primarily governance and is a voluntary post. Expenses will be reimbursed.
The Partners for Inclusion Group are looking to recruit Support Practitioners across Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow areas. These posts are for a variety of hours from a few hours a week to full-time hours.
Our vision is for all our teams to be self-managing, which means keeping the decision making as close to the person supported.
We provide personalised high quality support by matching team members’ likes, needs, hobbies and interests which is bespoke to the person supported.
Experience of working in this area is desirable but sound values and a real interest in supporting people with learning disabilities / mental health / physical disabilities to have the life of their choosing is fundamental to what we do.
We encourage applications from people who have a real passion about enabling people to be all that they can be, regardless of their disability. Some of the other qualities that we look for in people are:
· Team Player
· Work on own initiative
· Good Listener
The role involves shift work including evening, weekends, sleepovers (where required) and public holidays. We provide a detailed induction programme and ongoing training for all employees.
In line with the Scottish Social Services Council you will be required to have or work towards an appropriate qualification and must register within 6 months of commencing employment with us. You will also be required to register with the PVG scheme.
Do you want to work with an awards winning organisation?
Do you share Aspire values in respect of the rights of vulnerable people to live ordinary lives?
Are you caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and committed to supporting people in the community who may have additional support needs?
A full UK driving licence with access to a car is essential, as travel throughout the service area is an expectation of the post.
Salary is dependent on service and shift pattern.
Your role may include:
· Assisting with personal care;
· Working with individuals to participate in community based social activities of their choice; and/or
· Assisting people with clinical and health care needs.
Additional desirable qualities, qualifications and experience of the post holder include:
· Hardworking, flexible, motivated and driven to do the right thing by the people we support;
· SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or a commitment to undertake a SVQ; and
· Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) or a commitment to become registered.
Employee benefits include:
· Excellent Learning and Development opportunities and strong Support & Leadership;
· Employee Discount Schemes and Referral Recruitment Bonus;
· Contributory Pension Scheme and 4 x Annual Salary Life Assurance benefit; and
· Employee Health Assured assistance programme.