Support Assistant - Part Time

Salary: From £17,693.00 to £17,693.00

Hours per week: 30.00

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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  • 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 Housing & Residential, our team provides a wide range of support to people with learning disabilities living.  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 it’s not essential as we’ll support you to gain it.  In fact, we’ll make sure that you have all the training and development you need, not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.  You can also look forward to an excellent benefits package that includes an employer contributory pension and generous holiday allowance.

Salary is pro rata of 38.5 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).


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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