VSA is a well-respected local social care charity, helping support the people of Aberdeen for over 150 years.
Our mission is to provide the best of care to enable the best of lives; supporting individuals and communities to fulfil their potential.
VSA provides vital support and services to people of all ages. At VSA we support a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing through a range of residential and outreach support Services.
Working in social care is a hugely rewarding career, and you can help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults. At VSA, we are looking for motivated and compassionate individuals to join our team.
VSA have an exciting opportunity available to join our Westerton Service as a Support/Care Worker based in Aberdeen. This will be a part-time permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits.
Hours: 28 hours per week
Rota: 4 week rolling rota over 7 days, working 4 days per week, which will include alternative weekends and a mixture of early and late shifts (8am-3pm and 3pm-10pm). There will be a requirement for sleep in duties.
Salary: £9.50 p.h (unqualified) £9.68 p.h (Qualified)
We offer our Support/Care Worker fantastic benefits including:
- Competitive Salary
- Generous Holidays
- Sick Pay Scheme
- NEST Pension Scheme
- Refer a friend scheme
- Ongoing professional development
VSA's Westerton Crescent service was opened in February 1995. It is purpose-built to provide accommodation for nine adults with a history of severe and enduring mental health problems. They may also have a physical disability and require daily support from the staff team to motivate, empower and promote their self-esteem, while maintaining as much of their independence as possible.
Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided. You must however be willing to undertake an SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent) if you do not already hold one. .
If you have a genuine interest to work within social care or are simply seeking a change of direction we would welcome your application.
Purpose of Job:
To contribute to the provision of quality services to meet the needs of service users living in their own tenancies, promoting self reliance and encouraging them to maintain and develop necessary skills to maximise their independence for living in the community within the context of identified Housing Support or Care at Home tasks. .
Guiding and actively supporting Tenants in Housing Support tasks while they re-learn or maintain skills necessary for remaining in their Tenancy.
Supporting service users as Tenants in their daily living through identified ‘Care at Home’ tasks.
Taking the lead in planning, monitoring and reviewing service delivery plans to meet individual needs and preferences, within budgetary and funding constraints.
Overseeing and participating in the maintenance of accurate recording systems and reports (both manual and computerized) to meet agreed standards in line with administrative, regulatory and management purposes
Complying with and having a sound working knowledge of necessary legislative requirements as laid down through the care standards and recognising the impact of following these standards on the overall provision of service.
Developing one’s knowledge and practice continuously through participation in training and development activities.
Communicating effectively with individuals according to agreed standards and procedures, accessing and updating records in keeping with guidelines.
Helping to provide a safe and protective environment by complying with health, safety, and security procedures, including medication, and reporting accidents/incidents when appropriate.
Carrying out any other tasks from time to time, provided they are reasonable and within the postholder’s capabilities.
Have awareness and work within internal control systems in your area to facilitate improvement in the quality of service provided