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.
REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in March 2012 to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services throughout Lanarkshire. REACH is a parent led, pan Lanarkshire charity and currently has around 285 members.
We are looking to employ an Activity Co-ordinator whose responsibility it will be to set up new activities for our children and young people with Autism in both North and South Lanarkshire. These activities will be varied and will be community based to ensure easy access for our families. The Activity Co-ordinator will also provide support to staff in our current activities to ensure our children and young people are supported, having fun and making progress.
This is a full-time post which has been funded for one year by The National Lottery Community Fund’s Young Start programme. We would hope that the position will show a need for continued funding to extend the length of the contract.
Whilst it is desirable that the successful applicant is educated to degree level, the post holder must have knowledge and experience of working with people with Autism. Ideally, we would be keen to hear from people who have worked in a similar position and possess the necessary skills to provide support to both staff and service users. The post holder will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
The post covers North and South Lanarkshire although the post holder will be based in our office in Cambuslang.