What does a Support Worker do?
The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.
If you would like to know more details about the role please click the job description below.
What experience do I need?
You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
What are the Benefits?
- 20 days holiday + 9 days bank holiday
- Employee support line to support you and your family
- Continuous on the job training is provided
- Contributory Pension Plan
- Occupational Maternity Pay
- NVQ Funding
- PVG paid for by Thera
- Career progression We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Health Cash Plan
- Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
Who are Thera Group?
Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but we can’t do this without you! We need Support Workers in the Smithton area of Inverness area to make our vision a reality
Waverley Care are recruiting a Communications Manager to help us build awareness and support for our work across Scotland.
The successful candidate will join us at a crucial time in our history as we work towards hepatitis C elimination, zero HIV transmissions and improved sexual health education for all in Scotland.
Leading a small Communications Team, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a new communications strategy to effectively tell our story to stakeholders, including service users, supporters, funders, professional partners and media.
You will also work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team to ensure the charity has highly effective internal communications systems, ensuring all staff are well informed about all aspects of our work.
The role sits within the charity’s Corporate Services function which brings together our Fundraising, Finance and Head Office functions. You will line manage our part-time Communications and Public Affairs Officer.
We’re looking for a dynamic, creative and experienced communications professional, who thrives on challenge. You’ll have an eye for a story and an ability to work with colleagues to help tell it with impact.
If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you. In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.
Could you be Key?
Due to the on going growth and development of our personalised support services we currently have a number of job opportunities.
Working locally, join one of our teams delivering great quality individualised support.
Every day is different in this challenging but rewarding role.
We also offer good terms and conditions as well as excellent training and support.
So if you are creative, flexible and passionate about getting alongside people to achieve the life they want then... you could be Key!
We would encourage you to submit your application as the earliest convenience as we may be able to offer interview at an earlier date to shortlisted candidates.
We are recruiting in our Services are based in Caithness, Inverness, Fort William, Easter Ross
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.