Support Worker - Temporary
The people who use our services tell us we’ve changed their lives. Our employees tell us they’re supported, enthusiastic and have opportunities to develop meaningful careers. We’re looking for someone great to join our team.
Our staff have come from all walks of life; some have a faith and some don’t. We don’t want you to be a cog in a wheel. We want you to bring your skills and experience either from the care sector or gained elsewhere – we know they are transferable. Your journey won’t stop there though as, using the strengths of a large diverse organisation, we’ll support you to develop new skills and qualifications and give you the opportunities to put them into practice.
We’re all about the people we support. We want them to achieve the highest quality of life they can and you’ll be more important in that than you know. You’ll need to be able to discern the person behind the behaviour and be able to develop strong supportive relationships with colleagues
There’s space to be creative and find ways to help the people who use our services achieve their goals so when you see a problem you’ll need to have the heart to fix it.
This is a temporary position for an initial period of 6 months.
To work as part of a small team in a residential Move On service in the west end of Glasgow. You will support people to maintain their tenancy, access stable accommodation, maintain their recovery and develop life skills.
- Involvement in the day to day support of people as determined by their Recovery Plan.
- Build trusting relationships with people who are being supported by the service.
- Support people to settle into the service, introducing them to facilities and procedures, and ensuring they are aware of their rights and responsibilities.
- Contribute to dynamic risk assessments with an understanding of positive risk taking and risk management.
- Ensure supported people are registered with local health services and any health needs addressed.
- Contribute to the setting up of recovery plans through careful observation, assessment and recording of STAR Outcomes.
- Advocate for people you support at meetings with outside agencies.
- Assist with therapeutic group work, and if trained, to facilitate group work.
- Contribute to case conferences, reviews and other meetings, and the compiling of appropriate reports for all meetings.
- Involvement in such other professional duties as determined by the Service Manager and senior staff team.
- Undertake any training essential to your professional development in fulfilling the role of a Support Worker as determined by senior staff.
- Work on a rota basis involving day, evening, weekend work.
- Participate in regular supervision with service manager.
- Participation in staff meetings as determined by CrossReach.
- Support people with educational development including literacy or numeracy issues
- Support people, according to the wishes of each individual, to maintain or develop the spiritual side of life.
- Encourage people to take responsibility for tasks, including household duties and to develop daily living skills, including both catering and cleaning.
- Support people to have a high quality of life and facilitate them to have choices.
- Encourage people to participate in all aspects of Move On and community life.
- Monitor use of illegal substances through drug or alcohol testing procedures as we operate an abstinence service.
- Support people to build up a network of supports, in preparation for moving on.
- Assist people with any external accommodation issues.
- Support people to access development activities such as training, volunteering or employment.
- Ensure that people have a well organised and supported transition when leaving the service, and that all procedures relating to this are completed.
The post holder will be expected to undertake other relevant and reasonable duties as required by senior management.
Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.
Facilitate service users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice).
- A recognised Social Care Qualification (minimum SVQ L2 or equivalent) and must be willing to complete SVQ L3 within 1 year if not yet qualified.
- Addictions Qualification, Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Trauma Informed Practice.
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
- Good Communication Skills both verbal and written including computer literacy skills (use of Microsoft Office and the internet.)
- Previous experience in the social care field, ideally in addictions
- An understanding of Psychologically Informed Environments.