Sessional WorkerVacancy posted: Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Salary: £7.27 per hour
Closing date: 31 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 currently looking to increase our staff resource in Perth and surrounding areas and are looking for people who can help our supported individuals to achieve their own positive outcomes. We are therefore looking to recruit Sessional Staff to join the teams working in this area to provide flexible support. For some services a driving licence is essential.
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.
Salary: £7.27 per hour
Location: Perth & Surrounding Areas
Whichever service you work in, you will be part of a committed team, supporting individuals with a variety of mental health, physical or emotional needs some of whom also have learning disabilities or autism. 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 some with limited verbal communication. Some of the individuals can get anxious and display challenging behaviour such as verbal outbursts or disengaging from support.
As well as support with the practical aspects of daily life, the people we support also like to socialise and pursue their interests, just like you and I do. You could be supporting people to go to the cinema, to attend local community clubs or to attend college. 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 join an experienced team full of enthusiastic staff that will mentor you, provide support and guidance and you will also receive excellent training.
There are Sessional posts available as these services are all about being flexible, there is a wide range of shifts available (e.g. 7am - 3pm, 8am - 4pm, 9-5pm, 10-6pm 1-9pm, 2-10pm and sometimes later for night-time activities). Some services have a sleepover or waking night shift. The sleepover shift is usually a long day followed by a short day (10.30am till 10.30pm S/L then a 7am - 11am finish). The waking night shift is usually 10 pm to 8 am. The shifts will vary from week to week and can work around university and college hours and placements.
No care experience is necessary for these positions, but we are also seeking people who have previously worked in a social care setting and who are looking to develop their career with an organisation committed to achieving outcomes for the people we support and for our staff.
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 hourly rate of pay, accrued holiday pay , and discounts at over 850 online and high street retailers, we can offer you a rewarding and satisfying role in your local community.
If you would like to learn more about this position, or to apply, please visit our website by clicking the "APPLY NOW" button.
Closing date: Monday 31st 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. Workers in social care are required to register with the SSSC, currently only the register for workers in care homes is open, however you will be required to gain the appropriate registration when the relevant register opens.
Charity No: SC021621.
|Contact Name||Lesley Berwick|
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