Learning Disability Support Worker

NHS HIGHLAND

Learning Disability Support Worker

Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)

NHS HIGHLAND, Ormlie, Highland

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: None

Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Highland Health and Social Care Services help people from all walks of life, as well as their families or carers. Health and Social Care in Highland provides help and assistance in many situations arising due to illness, disability and old age.

This post is responsible for providing day centre support to vulnerable people including people with moderate to severe learning disabilities, people with physical disabilities and people with co-existing dementia in the day centre or community.

The post holder will support the service users by administering medication: assisting with eating and drinking needs: assisting with personal care needs and carrying out the Key Worker role, in collaboration with management, other team members, and parents/carers, and inputting into the care plan for those individuals, as appropriate. The post holder will support service users to take part in various activities and be involved in the community, and work in a person centred way which promotes the quality of life and maximises independence for all service users.

Applicants should have experience in working with Adults with Learning Disabilities, in a care setting. Educated to SVQ level 3 (Health and Social Care) or willing to work towards. For more details, please refer to the job description.

Informal enquiries to:  Gail Clark, Learning Disability Resource Manager, Tel: or Email: gail.clark3@nhs.scot.

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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.