Overview

Support Workers
Location: Ayrshire – postcode areas between KA1 and KA10
Contract: Permanent
Pay rate: £7.30 per hour plus £21.50-£26.50 per sleep in
Full time, part time and sessional hours available

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Are you someone who cares about the interests and wellbeing of others? Do you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude? Are you looking for a job where you can genuinely make a difference to someone’s life? Then welcome to your new career as a Support Worker!

As a Support Worker you will be working with older people and people with physical disabilities and / or Learning disabilities. You will be providing support at home, helping individuals to increase their independence and accessing opportunities within their local community, through supporting them with their daily living skills and maintaining and developing friendships.

You do not necessarily have to have experience of working in the care industry but you must have a ‘can do’ attitude and as the role will involve one to one support, and lone working. You will have your NVQ2 or SVQ2 in care or be willing to work towards this qualification.

Our shift patterns are over a seven day rota and you must be flexible to work day or nights shifts, weekends, sleep-ins and bank holidays. Having a driving licence and access to transport is desirable. Day to day you will be involved in supporting people with their daily lives, which includes personal care. It may involve supporting people to health appointments or helping with budgets or shopping. It will be through your support and help that they will be able to become more independent and have a better quality and enjoyable life.

So what are you waiting for?

Due to the nature of this post, a PVG check will be undertaken for the successful applicant, but only with their prior consent.

About Lifeways

The Lifeways Group is well known for the excellent care and support services we provide and for our aim to provide value for money.

Our person centred approach is innovative, flexible and responsive. We put in place detailed support plans, risk assessments and work with the person who needs our support, their family carers, their health and social care professionals and care commissioners, to ensure the person is fully supported at all times.

Across our organisation, the person using our services is always at the centre of their provision.

Supporting people with a range of disabilities and complex needs including:

  • learning disabilities
  • mental health needs
  • autism (including Asperger syndrome)
  • profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • sensory and communication impairments
  • acquired brain injuries
  • complex behavioural and health needs
  • forensic needs

In addition, our highly experienced staff also care for people who have very specific requirements, for example, Prader-Willi syndrome, dual diagnosis and dementia.