My Break, My Choice- Edinburgh EH13 & EH17 area.
Various hours available to cover 24 hour service.
Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!
Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.
We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.
About the role
Disability affects everyone differently. We need you to provide tailored day-to-day support to ensure the needs of the people who use our services are met in positive and creative ways. It’s a job that can be challenging at times, but this is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.
You will provide assistance with care, personal support, daily living tasks or activities to customers in order to support them attain their full potential, maximise options available and encourage choice, participation and motivation.
About you (please see the job description for full details)
To be successful in this role you will need:
•To be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people.
•To bring great positive energy.
•To work well as part of a team.
•To be flexible as we work shifts and weekend working is often required.
•To demonstrate a commitment to Leonard Cheshire’s ethos and values.
You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of providing personal care is advantageous. You will however, need plenty of enthusiasm and passion for our work.
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
•Fair and competitive pay rates.
•Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
•Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice).
•Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates.
•Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
•Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
In this post you will provide specialist consultation and guidance to individuals who require behaviour support. The post will also require you to deliver and develop training for staff in Positive Behaviour Support and current best practice. The post is to support services across Scotland and may require overnight stays. Whilst the post is office based you will be required to travel extensively across Scotland.
You will bring experience of delivering training and designing individual behaviour support plans and protocols, equipping staff to deal with a high level of behaviour support. You will have prior experience of working with individuals with autism and other conditions such as Huntington’s You will have the ability to plan, multi task and manage your time effectively and be able to work on your own and as part of a multi- disciplinary team. A clinical background with a psychology degree would be advantageous.
Leonard Cheshire supports more than 30,000 people across the UK and globally to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We’re the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities and we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose. In Scotland we have 38 small supported living services, based in communities supporting individuals with complex learning and physical disabilities.
You will be part of a national team of behaviour specialists reporting to the Behaviour Specialist Consultant and you will work and be based in Scotland.