Relief Support Assistant

Salary: From £9.00 to £9.00

Per hour

Hours per week: Variable, as required

Job Status: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Type: Relief

Responsible To: Senior Support Worker

Location: Threshold Support Services
2nd Floor East, New Cross Centre Lamb Street Hamilton South Lanarkshire ML3 6AH

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  • Build strong, direct relationships with your clients and team
  • Gain valuable experience working in a social care environment
  • Great job satisfaction


Every day at Threshold Support Services our team provides a wide range of support to people with learning disabilities living throughout Lanarkshire.  We help them to lead ordinary lives, participating in their local communities and activities of their choice.  This means creating a safe, secure and supportive environment and empowering them to take charge of their own lives and live life to the full. 

Sometimes it’s the little things that count.  Such as encouragement to keep their home tidy, or going with them to the shops on a Wednesday, or the cinema on Thursday, helping them to attend a college course, or to arrange a social night with friends.  It can be pretty challenging at times but working as part of our support team, your support will definitely make the difference.

What do you need?  No direct experience is required.  It’s more a positive approach and a genuine interest in helping others in a practical way.  Experience of supporting people in their own homes would be an advantage.  A qualification in Social Care would be ideal but is not essential.

Main Function

To provide flexible support to clients living in the community.

Main Duties

Summary of post

  • To provide support and care to people with learning disabilities.
  • To help create a safe, secure and supportive environment where individuals can live a lifestyle of their choosing.


 Service Delivery

Involvement in the general day-to-day support of clients as determined by the management team.

Work on a rota basis involving 24 hour cover.

Provide intimate personal care to clients with physical care needs.

Administer medication.

Accompany individual clients to activities of their choice.

Encourage and support clients to undertake household tasks such as cooking and cleaning where they are capable of doing so.

Encourage clients to participate in community life and meaningful activity.

Promote choice, empowerment and citizen leadership with clients.

Follow support plan to help clients achieve identified outcomes.

Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

Facilitate service users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice).


As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.

This post requires you to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards and criteria for registration.

Skills and Abilities

No direct experience is necessary although experience of supporting people in their own homes is preferred.

The postholder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet for completing mandatory e-learning courses. 

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