Support Assistant - Part Time

Salary: From £17,518.00 to £17,518.00

Hours per week: 25.00

Job Status: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Type: Part Time

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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Do you want a career that is fulfilling whilst also empowering people to reach their potential?  Would you like to be a part of a support service that recognises every individual as unique and supports them to plan achievable outcomes?  Then Crossreach is the employer for you!  Here at Threshold Support Services we offer a Community based support service where we accompany and support people on a 1:1 basis to employment, college placements and in accessing other local resources.

Whether you have experience in care work or not; a keen interest in learning and helping people is our main desire.  Training will be provided to help you feel confident and skilled going forward.

Salary is pro rata of 38.50 hours per week.

 

Main Function

To provide flexible support to clients living in the community.

Main Duties

Summary of Post

  • To provide advice, support and assistance to vulnerable adults to enable them to maintain their accommodation.
  • To help create a safe, secure and supportive environment where individuals can express themselves and live a lifestyle of their choosing.

 

Service Delivery

Involvement in the general day to day support of the clients as determined by the Managing Co-Ordinator and Senior Support Worker.

Work on a rota basis involving 24 hour cover.

Welcome families and visitors of clients and encourage mutual contact with the client.

Accompanying individual clients to activities of their choice.

Encouraging clients to undertake tasks such as making their own beds, keeping bedrooms tidy etc.

Encouraging clients to participate in community life and fulfil normal activities.

To undertake other duties as may reasonably fall within the parameters of the post as delegated by the Managing Co-Ordinator or Senior Support Worker.

Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.

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

Personal

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 & 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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