Sessional Worker - Female*

Vacancy posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

Salary: 7.27 per hour
Location: Dumfries and Galloway

Closing date: 24 October 2016

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is a leading voluntary organisation, supporting people with a broad range of needs to live in their own homes, as part of their community. We are an organisation driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion. Although we support over 2800 people throughout Scotland, we are committed to delivering services that recognise people as individuals and treat them with dignity and respect; just like we would all want ourselves. 

Sessional Worker
Salary: £7.27 per hour
Area: Dumfries and Galloway
Location: Stranraer

We are currently looking to increase our staff resource in the Stranraer Area and are looking for people who can help our supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. We are therefore looking to recruit female* Sessional Staff to join the team to provide flexible support. 

If you're fit and healthy with a wide range of personal interests and activities, and are willing to share your community contacts with those you support, this could be the opportunity for you.

The services in Galloway support individuals in their own homes from as little as a few hours a week to 24 hours 7 days per week. Let me tell you what the individuals we support like to get up to.

The people here have a very active social life and enjoy getting out and about. You could be supporting them to go to the cinema, bingo, swimming, cycling, to attend local community clubs or to access educational support. At home the people like to listen to music, gardening or arts and crafts. No two days are the same, so be prepared!

You will be part of a committed team, supporting individuals with a variety of complex needs, some of whom also have physical and/or learning disabilities. All of the people supported need support with some aspects of their life such as paying bills and general household tasks, but it can also involve support with personal care and hygiene. There are a number of people with complex needs in the service, some with limited verbal communication. Some of the individuals can get anxious and display challenging behaviour such as verbal outbursts, becoming upset or disengaging from support. Some people have a forensic background and require close monitoring, there is also a small anti-social behaviour aspect to the role due to some people having substance or alcohol misuse which can increase disinhibited behaviours. But there is a good range of skills within the current team and you won't be left to deal with things alone, and you will receive excellent training, including a VQ in social care. 

There are Sessional posts (female only*) available as this service is all about being flexible, there is a wide range of shifts available (early shifts start from 8am and back shifts finish at 10pm and sometimes later for night-time activities). The shifts will vary from week to week and can work around university and college hours and placements. It is essential that you hold a full driving licence to be able to drive individual's cars, and it would be desirable that you are have access to a car due to the rural nature of the service.

No care experience is necessary for these positions, but we are also seeking people who have previously worked in this type of service and who are looking to develop their career with an organisation committed to achieving outcomes for the people we support and for our staff. People with skills in supporting those with autism and learning disabilities will find this a great service to be part of.

This is an excellent opportunity to make a change in your life and in that of the people we support. The work can be challenging, but as well as a competitive salary, enhanced pension contributions and annual leave, childcare vouchers and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community. 

To learn more about this position, or to apply, please visit our website by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button.

Closing date: Monday 24th October 2016 at 17:00.

PVG checks will be required of all successful applicants; having a conviction will not necessarily debar you from working in this sector.

* 'Section 9 (2)(b) of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000 applies to this post'

Charity No: SC021621.

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Contact Name Linda Doolan
Telephone 01292 294 690

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