Learning Disability Support Worker

  • Balbeggie, Perth & Kinross
  • Social Care
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Are you someone who is seen as a TRUSTED colleague?

Do you always ensure you are RESPONSIVE to the needs of others?

Do you have the potential to be an INSPIRING influence to colleagues and residents alike?

Are you keen to work within Care and PASSIONATE about making a difference to the lives of others?

If so, come and join Balhousie Care Group, and be one of our ‘Everyday Heroes’!

As Scotland’s largest private care provider, with 25 homes, over 900 residents and over 1400 staff; Balhousie Care Group is one of the country’s leading providers of elderly and specialist care and can boast a stunning HQ with skilled and dedicated support staff

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our award winning business, based at our ASC service in Balbeggie, Perthshire.

The Role

We have full and part time hours available working day shift and night shift. Due to the rural location, having your own transport is highy desirable.

To work within a team to provide care and support services for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities, and/or behaviours that may challenge; which aims to maximise the potential of individuals in line with ordinary life principles.

Duties Include

  • Ensure Residents’ individual needs are met through effective care planning and review
  • Act as a Keyworker to individual residents; taking on responsibility for specified areas of care and support. Ensure all medical needs are met and support the residents to advocate his/her own needs and wishes.
  • Support Residents’ participation in social, leisure, educational and employment opportunities within the local community in line with ordinary life principles
  • Support Residents to access holidays and day trips of their choice
  • Consistently apply non-aversive strategies developed in response to challenging behaviours, and contribute to the review and development of any such strategies
  • Provide care and support as identified in care reviews and care and support plans, as directed by senior Staff Members

Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to communicate effectively with Residents, colleagues, Managers and others
  • A commitment to a service which provides support to vulnerable individuals, and which is respectful and according to the individuals’ wishes
  • Good general education
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the PVG List
  • Experience of working in a care/support setting, ideally within learning disability services (highly desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with learning disabilities (desirable)

Whilst relevant knowledge and experience is welcomed; we provide extensive support and training, meaning that so long as you have the correct attitude and mentality for the position – we can do the rest!

We offer permanent, secure roles with scope to develop and progress within the organisation. Salaries are very competitive and we have a great range of staff benefits including cashback at various shops and supermarkets and access to free counselling services.

Join our team!

Job Information

Job Reference: 1419_1614084015
Salary From: £9.80
Salary To: £9.80
Job Industries: Social Care
Job Locations: Balbeggie, Perth & Kinross
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Care Assistant, support worker

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