Senior Support Worker

  • Kinross, Perth & Kinross
  • Social Care
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Salary: £10.20

*We have just introduced a ‘£1000 Golden Hello*’ bonus payment for Care and Support Worker positions at this site*

At Balhousie Care Group we call our staff Everyday Heroes – and with good reason. They’re making a difference to our residents every single day. They’re also carving out careers for life.

As Scotland’s largest private care provider, with 25 homes, over 900 residents and 1500 staff; Balhousie is one of the country’s leading providers of elderly and specialist care. As well as award-winning care home teams throughout Scotland, we boast a stunning HQ and highly skilled support staff.

We have excellent roles on offer within our award winning business, based at our lovely Balhousie Rumbling Bridge site, near Dollar/Kinross.

Our shift patterns are typically 8am-8pm/8pm-8am.

Within our home, we have two purpose-built Huntington’s units. These spacious and therapeutic environments were designed with consideration to the care needs of adults with Huntington’s disease and the challenging behaviours that can be associated with the condition.

This a great opportunity to join our fantastic team in a rewarding, permanent position where you will receive excellent training and have scope to develop the complex skills required to support people with Huntington’s Disease.

Our core values are integral to how we operate, and that starts with recruitment. So before you apply, ask yourself:

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?

The Role

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
  • Lead the care team and support nursing staff with medication administration
  • Support training and supervision of junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Care Home, under the supervision of senior Staff Members.
  • 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
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the PVG List
  • SVQ 2/3 or equivalent (essential)
  • Experience of working in a care/support setting, ideally within learning disability services (essential)
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with learning disabilities (essential)
  • Please note that due to the rural location, having your own transport is essential

We offer permanent, secure roles with scope to develop and progress within the organisation. Salaries are very competitive and we have an excellent range of staff benefits including shopping and holiday discounts, free health and legal advice, and access to free counselling services.

Join us now in a career that makes a difference.

*terms apply

Job Information

Job Reference: 1326_1620056159
Salary From: £10.20
Salary To: £10.20
Job Industries: Social Care
Job Locations: Kinross, Perth & Kinross
Job Types: Permanent

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