We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.
The successful candidate will be expected to provide a meaningful support service to identified individuals who live in the project. You will provide a quality service tailored to the assessed needs of each individual by identifying, planning and facilitating support to enable appropriate move-on options for each service user. You will use all of your knowledge and experience to help service users build their life skills and prepare for independent living.
The service is part of a two site project offering accommodation and support to a total of 18 people; 10 in Alexandria and 8 in Bonhill. The post will involve three 7 - 8hr shifts weekly over a 4 week rota, including weekends. Typical shift patterns are 07:30-15:15 or 15:15- 22:15.
You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.
In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.
As a Support Worker you will join our established teams working with people across West Dunbartonshire to provide high quality individualised support. Successful candidates will be working with a range of people including individuals with complex needs, autism and younger people in a variety of settings, including providing support to people in their family home. A commitment to a person centred approach is essential and experience of working with people with learning disabilities is desirable.
Applicants must be prepared to work flexibly as part of the team to meet the needs of the people we support with shifts including evenings, weekends and overnight responsibilities including sleepovers and waking nights in most circumstances. Key provides excellent professional supervision, support and training, including access to the SVQ Framework and a chance to really make a difference.
We also have opportunities for people working as part of our relief register, this would suit those who cannot commit to a contracted post but who are available at certain times for support work.