Care Support Workers (Personal Assistant)
Location: Orkney, Mainland, KW17 2LN.
Salary: £10.92 (9.30 + 1.62 DIA*) per hour.
Contract: Part time, 16 hours per week.
Personal Assistants have the most important role within ENABLE Scotland by making a positive difference every day to the lives of the people we support. No two days are the same for our Personal Assistants but what we can guarantee is that you will be supporting someone with a learning disability to achieve their goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!
Each person we support has different support needs, so your role may include assisting them with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling or positive behavioural support whilst expanding their social networks and connections.
ENABLE Scotland creates a bespoke team around every individual we support, and our team of Personal Assistants work collaboratively to ensure the safety, wellbeing and aspirations of the people we support are met.
The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me
The people we support have many varied interests and hobbies and have many of the same dreams and aspirations as we do; they just too often do not get the opportunity to experience these same opportunities. A career with ENABLE Scotland is as rewarding as it is diverse, Personal Assistants at their best have the potential to truly bring out the best in the people we support.
Let us introduce you to Lucy:
Lucy loves using her support to get out and about and do the activities she enjoys, such as going for drives in her car or going for walks. She is bubbly and smiley with a great sense of humour and wants to be supported by someone who is positive and friendly with a calm and quiet approach. Lucy has lots of activities she enjoys such as Aqua Walking, playing board games and visiting the airport. She also enjoys spa treatments and doing arts and crafts.
That is why Lucy needs you! Will you bring your best so that Lucy can live her best life?
If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support Lucy to get the most out of life; then please apply now!
ENABLE Scotland needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
You don’t need experience in care to start your career with ENABLE Scotland. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:
• Person Centred approaches, planning and thinking
• Introduction to autism
• Epilepsy awareness
• Moving and Handling
• Adult support and protection
• Child support and protection
• First Aid
• Positive Behaviour Support
Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.
ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.
Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.
*DIA – Distant Island Allowance – is paid up to 39 hours per week
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