ARK Edinburgh are looking for individuals who can provide person centred practical, emotional and social support to a diverse group of Service Users. This could include supporting individuals with Autism, learning disabilities, mental health diagnosis and those who have a physical disability. Each service user has an individualised support package that determines the number of support hours staff work with them on a daily basis. These packages have varying outcomes to be met daily from correspondence, assisting with banking, shopping, meal prep, community based activities such as supporting the individual to medical appointments, the cinema, theatre, or going away on holiday. There are also elements of personal care included in some packages provided by ARK.
The focus of the support provided is to assist in meeting identified outcomes for each individual to promote a fulfilled independent life.
In Edinburgh ARK provide support services within 6 areas to a diverse group of individuals.
· Broomhouse (Bankhead, South Gyle)
· Hoseasons (Corstorphine Area)
· Quartermile (Lauriston)
· Southhouse Autism
In return for your valuable contribution, ARK will also offer you:
· A wide range of development opportunities, including comprehensive induction, a range of specialist training programs, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve your SVQ.
· Paid holidays of up to 36 days per year pro rata.
· 3.4% employer pension contribution.
· Working hours designed to offer you a good work-life balance.
· Fully funded PVG registration as well as your initial registration with the SSSC
Visible, active engagement of professional staff across health and social care is central to the success of our work with professional leadership a key factor in ensuring that services are designed to provide high quality care and outcomes and that people experience the right care and support whatever their needs. Making care safe, effective and person-centered for individuals, their families and carers is a priority for Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The improvement delivery plan supports a range of improvement initiatives to drive improvements across Health and Social Care.
The Living Well in Communities portfolio provides support to a range of improvement initiatives that are designed to support people to remain at home or in a homely setting. The National Professional Lead for Social Services will provide subject matter expertise to the Living Well in Communities portfolio. They will ensure that social care staff are fully engaged in the work of the portfolio and that the advice and guidance provided by Healthcare Improvement Scotland is relevant, robust and fit for purpose; to support health and social care staff to deliver the best possible care. They will liaise with National Clinical Leads, colleagues in other improvement programmes and professional groups and bodies across the UK and internationally to share learning.
Candidates should have comprehensive knowledge of social care services in Scotland, extensive experience in a social care role and be well networked within the social care sector. Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills will be fundamental to success in this role particularly experience of effectively engaging diverse groups. It is important for candidates to have an understanding and experience of quality improvement methods and an ability to engage and influence a wide range of stakeholders. In addition candidates will have knowledge and understanding of the many improvement initiatives in health and social care and seek to integrate these to support local teams to identify synergies and work effectively.