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Support Worker

Location: New Deer, North Aberdeenshire
Vacancy Reference Number: 3538
Salary: £17,745 - £18,110 per annum (part time pro rata)
Closing Date: 13 Jan 2019, 23:59

Are you looking for a job that 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 yearsÂ’ 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 currently looking for motivated and compassionate part time Support Workers to join our team on a permanent basis. We have various full and part time contracts available, including relief opportunities.

Based in New Deer, we are a Housing Support service providing 24 hour support to eight people in their own individual homes. Our friendly and welcoming team is a good mixture of young and older staff and male and female, always willing to support each other. The people we support all have Autism and learning disabilities, enjoy taking part in different activities which include swimming, walking, rebound, wall climbing. There is never a dull moment at New Deer, always kept on your toes, although it can be challenging it is also very rewarding!

As a Support Worker, you will provide companionship and assist the people we support with daily living, including personal care, administering medication, meal preparation and domestic tasks. You will be working on a 1:1 basis empowering the people we support to make choices, promote their independence and help them achieve their best potential.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to establish and maintain positive, professional relationships with the people we support, their families and the wider multi-disciplinary team. An SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), or be willing to work towards this will be required to meet SSSC registration. You should be flexible to work evenings, weekends and public holidays on a rota basis, including sleepover shifts.

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

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Linda Crighton on 01771 643 838.