Support Worker, Kirkintilloch

United Kingdom, Scotland, Kirkintilloch
Last update 2024-02-22
Expires 2024-03-22
ID #2026676763
500 £
Support Worker, Kirkintilloch
United Kingdom, Scotland, Kirkintilloch,
Modified February 11, 2024


If you are passionate about supporting others, then a Support Worker role at Quarriers is the job for you! We have an excellent opportunity to join one of our services within East Dunbartonshire.

Quarriers is a unique, inspirational Scottish social care charity.

We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.

We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

Your new opportunity We are Quarriers, Glasgow East Dunbartonshire II service.  We cover projects within Milton of Campsie, Milngavie, Bearsden, Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs.

We are a Care at Home & Supported Living Service, where we provide care and support services for adults with learning disabilities and some with more complex brain injuries.

We are seeking to recruit new Support Workers for multiple contracts across each of our services.

Your duties are varied, and no two days will be the same, we require our Support Workers to be flexible.

Some of our service users are supported within their own homes We also provide 1-2-1 support, including supporting people overnight, our sleepover service runs, where an overnight rate is in place for staff.

Your daily duties may include some support with personal care needs and household chores, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing such as, watching the footie, drama, musical evenings, gardening in their own homes, shopping & banking trips and social occasions.

Due to the location of our services and the rural location of some of the people we support, having a driving license is desirable.

Please note we manage shifts on a rotational basis where staff work a variety of shifts to meet the needs of the people we support and will include working weekends.

Sleepover shifts are paid at an hourly rate of £10.90 and can also offer extra earning potential.

Above all we want Support Workers that shares in our values.

A commitment to excellence and being the best we can Outcome focused - enabling people we support to achieve their goals Showing dignity and respect to all people that you’ll be working with Being open and honest to all those we support and work with.

What you will need to succeed/bring to the role Compassion and kindness to support people in their day to day lives.

Enthusiasm and self-motivation.

Ability to apply transferable life experience and skills to support and enable individuals.

Excellent problem solver who is driven by positive outcomes.

Resilient, reliable and an excellent listener.

Good IT & communication skills.

A full driving license is desirable.

What you will get in return Opportunity to gain SVQ qualifications via our SVQ accredited centre.

Generous holiday entitlement, 29 annual holiday days + 4 public holidays for support staff, rising to 34 days annual leave and 4 public holidays after 5 years.

Training, support, learning and development.

Opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life.

Family friendly working policies and procedures.

HSF Health Cash Plans. 24/7 free and confidential Employee Assistance programme.£500 refer a friend scheme (t&c’s apply)Life Assurance Benefit.

Workplace Pension.

Registered with Concert for Carers.

Access to health services free of charge (physiotherapy & occupational health)Cycle to work scheme.

Christmas saving scheme.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Weekly
Occupation: Support worker

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