Community Support Worker at The Laurels

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Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
£9 to £9 per hour
Salary Description:
£9.00 - £9.00
Shaw Healthcare
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Do you enjoy helping others and making a significant difference to someone’s life? If you do, then a support worker career could be for you!

It doesn't matter about your experience, if you want to help people there's a career opportunity for you in Shaw healthcare. What matters are your personal values. We will provide you with the training you need, including an Induction and ongoing development and progression.

Our Support Workers deliver a high quality of care and support to our service users in line with our core values of 'Wellness, Happiness, and Kindness'. We believe that these should be present in all we do, both for employees and those who use our services. Our vision is to provide the quality of care that we would want for our own loved ones.

We are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to work in our supported living service within the Edinburgh area. You will work together with our team to ensure that the physical, social, psychological and emotional needs of our service users are met, by supporting with tasks such as;

Medication – this could be prompting or administering medication;
Meal Preparation;
Prompting with personal care;
Accompanying to medical appointments if needed;
Support with light household duties, including laundry, shopping and cleaning;
Building links in the community.

Main responsibilitiesOur Supported Living service is aimed at adults aged 18 years old onwards who have an assessed mental health disorder.

The Aim of the services is to:

Provide the opportunity to maximise service users potential and achieve life goals
 Provide high quality support in the service users own home, involving them throughout
Support service users to sustain their tenancy and suitably maintain their home
Provide the opportunity to be actively engaged in planning and influencing service users daily life
Provide a lifestyle that will enhance personal choice, achievement, independence, diversity, empowerment, personal rights and overall well-being
Provide an environment of clear communication and where all individuals are valued
Provide value for money services that are transparent, regularly assessed and relevant to your needs
Support service users to find their own home, if required, and deal with the associated tenancy processes

Ideal candidateThe skills you’ll need

A positive and caring person, who is confident and able to deliver individualised support in line with each of our service users support guidelines.
Communicate and engage effectively with our service users, their families and colleagues, taking part in social activities and promoting their independence and dignity.
Strong interpersonal and working relationship skills.
Good understanding of the disabilities, health and social care needs of our service users.
A proactive approach to help motivate our service users to achieve their goals.
If you are starting or returning to a career in care we will support you with an apprenticeship.

As the role requires working with vulnerable adults, your employment will be subject to appropriate pre-employment checks including references, and a criminal record check via the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme
About the companyWhy Shaw healthcare?

We are one of the UKs leading Health and Social care providers who deliver a wide spectrum of care in a variety of purpose-built care environments; care homes for the elderly, specialist dementia units, mental health units and low secure psychiatric hospitals.

We highly value the wonderful contribution of our employees who stay with Shaw healthcare. They enable a high level of continuity of care for our service users. Continuing relationships between our employees and service users and their families are fundamental to the quality of the care we provide.

We recognise this in our Employee of the Month programme, local Shining Stars and our famous Annual Star Awards. We also provide an Annual Loyalty Bonus Scheme with a bonus of an additional weeks pay, at the end of a completed year, based on your average pay over the year - and our unique biannual incentive scheme paid to all staff in our services that meet our high quality standards.

Shaw healthcare have an excellent employee benefit package, which includes:

The Annual Loyalty Bonus
Our Service Incentive Scheme Bonus
Full paid induction programme
Work towards a SVQ qualification and excellent development/promotion opportunities
Our Refer a Friend bonus scheme (earn up to 1000)
Free PVG check
Paid annual leave 28 days per year inclusive of bank holidays
Child care vouchers
Pension scheme
Retail discounts and vouchers, Holiday discounts , Online benefits and cashback rewards
Employee Assistance Programme to all contracted staff including face to face counselling

Contact Details:
Shaw Healthcare
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Recruitment

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