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Support Worker

Location: Sheddocksly, Aberdeen
Vacancy Reference Number: 2886
Weekly Contracted Hours: 20.00
Salary: £17,137 - £17,927 per annum (part time pro rata)
Closing Date: 29 Oct 2017, 23:59

Are you ready to make a difference? Looking for an exciting new challenge with a huge amount of job satisfaction? Yes? The we are looking for you!

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and motivated Female* Support Workers to join our dynamic staff team in our busy service at Taransay Court, Aberdeen City on a part time, permanent basis (2x 20hr contracts available).

Based in Sheddocksly, Taransay Court is a Housing support and Care at home service providing 24 hour support to one person in their own home.

As a Support Worker, you will take a person-centered outcomes focused approach to help the people we support in their day-to-day life, whilst also promoting their independence & choice. Your day may involve providing assistance with personal care, assisting with medication, emotional reassurance, key working, housekeeping, cooking or helping the people we support to access various activities in the local community. This is a diverse, engaging role and every day comes with fresh challenges and opportunities where you will be working on your own initiative in partnership with your team.

For our Support Worker role, you will have a track record of delivering high quality, person-centred support and possess SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7 (SVQ Level 3) or equivalent to meet SSSC registration requirements.

We are particularly looking for people with experience of working with people having learning difficulties, mental health and behaviours that can challenge. However if you are caring, committed, flexible, have good communication, listening skills and a good sense of humour, we want to hear from you too!

We provide flexible, customer-led services that run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you should be prepared to work evenings, weekends, public holidays and sleepovers on a rota basis.

Driver’s license is preferable but not essential.

Successful candidates will be required to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

*For this position female is an Occupational Requirement as defined by the Equality Act 2010, to assist with personal care – Genuine Occupational Qualification – Privacy and Decency Under Section 7 (2) (b) and 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act.

In April 2017, Cornerstone entered a transformational stage to 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 Desislava Makedonska-Mladenova on 07825 050 027.