Cosgrove Care is an established Scottish Charity with a strong vision and commitment to deliver the very best support for children, young people and adults who have additional support needs to live good lives of their choosing. We are friendly, ambitious and innovative in our approach.
As our ideal candidate, you will have the ability to provide a person centered and creative approach to working with the people we support to enable them to live the lives they want. You should be non-judgmental, possess good communication skills and have the availability to work flexible hours, which could include evenings, sleepovers and weekends.
The successful candidate will be required to be a member or to make an application for the PVG scheme and undertake registration with the SSSC. Salary: £9.50/hour.
Positions available: We have a number of full-time, part-time and sessional positions
It is desirable but not essential that the successful candidate will have:
Nature of the Job
To assist with a variety of tasks to support a young man with cerebral palsy both at home and in the community.
To support with personal care.
To support client with household duties as required.
To support client with visits to restaurants shops and day trips.
Ad Hoc Duties - Any reasonable duties that may be required on a daily basis.
Hours of Work - The post is 15 hours per week with scope for an increase in these hours. The successful applicant will need to be flexible in their work pattern as occasional weekend working will be required.
Rate of Pay - £12 per hour
Qualifications and Experience
Applicants should be able to drive and have a clean and valid driving licence.
Current PVG is essential or can be obtained prior to employment.
Experience in social care setting is preferable but not essential. Personal experience will be considered.
Training and shadowing opportunities would be provided as required.
IT skills would be advantageous as the client uses a communication aid.
All About Me
Who Am I?
I am an 18 year old wheelchair user who uses mainly eye gaze Technology to communicate. My interests are watching football, concerts, eating out, shopping for clothes and watching TV. I have also recently started playing chess, enjoy a game of Uno and I'm hard to beat at Connect 4!
Things that People Like about me
Easy-going, Thoughtful, Good sense of humour, Outgoing, Approachable, Resilient, Independent and I don't let my disability hold me back or define who I am.
Things I Like
It's Important for me / to me
To get out and about
Being in control of my life
To best work with me the person must be -
Have a clean driving licence
Punctual and reliable
Relaxed and confident
Sense of Humour