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Support Worker

Location: Stonehaven, South Aberdeenshire
Vacancy Reference Number: 2899
Salary: £17,137 - £17,927 per annum (part time pro rata)
Closing Date: 18 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.

We're now on the lookout for caring, compassionate and motivated Support Workers to join our team in on a part-time, permanent basis (20 and 25 hour contracts available).

Based in Stonehaven, Redcloak is a housing support service providing care for individuals with complex learning and physical disabilities. Your role will be supporting three individuals with varying support needs who enjoy various activities including swimming, going to discos and bowling.

Having regular routines is important to them and they are looking for people who have similar interests and are willing help them in their individual pursuits and assist in maintaining their home by providing support and guidance with daily living tasks and encouraging independence and participation.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with behaviours that can challenge as you will be working with people who have complex high support needs. Effective communication skills, the ability to use your initiative and build effective working relationships with a ‘Can Do’ attitude is essential for this role. You will ideally have your SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) or a willingness to work towards this.

By joining us, you will have a rewarding career in social care, gaining a wealth of experience and access to a vast range of learning and development opportunities. You will be challenged, engaged and supported to reach your maximum potential and help us achieve our goal of becoming the first choice for care and support in Scotland. To work with us would include working evenings, weekends, day shifts and sleep overs on a rotational or relief basis. The role will also see you working on your own intuitive as well as being part of the team setting.

Cornerstone currently applies a supplement for all Cornerstone employees earning less than £8.45 an hour.

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

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 Emma Laing on 01569 767 682.