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Support Worker

Location: Stonehaven and Laurencekirk
Vacancy Reference Number: 2889
Salary: £17,137 - £17,927 per annum (part time pro rata)
Closing Date: 23 Oct 2017, 23:59

Are you looking for a job that is more than just a job and will give you a huge amount of satisfaction, sense of achievement and a feeling that you have made a real difference? If yes, then you could be just who we're looking for.

Cornerstone is one of Scotland's largest charities with over 35 years experience providing care and support for adults and children with various support needs all over Scotland. Our aim is to make a real difference to the people we support by enabling them to enjoy a valued life.

Community Support South Aberdeenshire have some exciting openings within its housing support service, Connects and Social Enterprise Shop in Stonehaven.

We are currently on the look out for a enthusiastic, creative and flexible Support Workers to join our team on a part-time permanent (16 and 25 hour contracts) we also have relief positions available. This position will be covering the Stonehaven and Laurencekirk areas, so you must hold a full driving license and have access to a vehicle to apply.

Our Community Support Service provides personalised and flexible support based on the assessed needs of every person in their own homes and in the community. We like to take a holistic approach, taking into account the physical, medical, psychological and developmental needs of each individual we support.

As a Support Worker, your main aim will be looking after the day to day personal needs of the people we support on a 1:1 basis, providing practical and emotional support within individuals own home and in our Social Enterprise shop. By taking a person centred approach, you will get to know them as individuals, encourage their independence and help them recognise their potential. You will also have responsibility for developing and maintaining personal plans along with other relevant duties.

We have various shift patterns between the hours of 8am – 9pm which include weekends and public holidays, these are essential to our service.

The people we support are very active and social individuals who enjoy sports, arts and crafts, music and discos.

The successful candidate will have effective communication skills, the ability to use their initiative and build effective working relationships with a ‘Can Do’ attitude. You will ideally have your SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) or a willingness to work towards this. You will be required to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

Although experience within a social care setting would be preferred, it's not essential as we want the right people who share our passion and values. In return for your hard work, commitment and positive approach, not only will you receive a huge amount of job satisfaction, we also offer a competitive salary with ongoing training and development.

A career with Cornerstone is more than a job. Apply today and begin your journey with us.

Sound interesting? Then we'd love to hear from you.

In April 2017, Cornerstone entered a transformational stage as we begin our new Strategic Plan, Local Cornerstone. Over 3 years, we look to revolutionise social care delivery by introducing self-organised teams; not only improving the quality of the support we deliver but benefiting colleagues with greater autonomy and more professional development opportunities. We strive to change the way the health and social care sector is viewed in society and want our colleagues to be truly valued for the highly-skilled, life-changing work that they do every day.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Adele Mackie on 07584 210 235.