Support Worker - Adult & Community Services - Learning Disability

  • VSA
  • Aberdeen, UK
  • 16 May, 2024

Job Description

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 Forest Gait Lodge as a Support/Care Worker based in Aberdeen. This will be a full or part-time permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits.

Hours:   35 or 28 hours per week

Rota:     Fixed rota over 7 days, mix of earlies/lates & weekends

Salary: £10.02 p.h (unqualified) or £10.21 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 are looking to welcome a new Support Worker to our Adult & Community team. The successful candidate will join our VSA Outreach service providing 1:1 support with a key tenant. 

We are looking for an individual who is an experienced support worker, preferably with experience in working with people with mental ill health and a learning disability. 

The service provides agreed person-centred support, the main aim of the service is to support tenants to maintain their tenancies and be as independent as possible, which is enabled by agreed support planning. 

You will provide a professional, caring and effective service to those within our care.  In return, you will be provided with extensive training opportunities and as an accredited SVQ centre, we can provide support to help gain qualifications.  You will be joining a supportive team who are passionate about positively changing the lives of those within our care.  

Purpose of Job:

To contribute to the provision of quality services to meet the needs of service users, according to agreed VSA standards, policies and regulatory requirements.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

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.

Supporting service users in their daily living, according to their recognised and agreed needs, providing personal care where necessary, adhering to practices which promote well-being, choice, and treating people with dignity and respect.

Assisting service users in developing and maintaining social networks and relationships.

Assisting and encouraging service users to develop skills and knowledge to live as independently as possible, if appropriate, with reference to the risk assessment process.

Participating in the development, implementation and review of personal plans with service users.

Supporting service users appropriately when they experience a significant life change or loss.

Developing one’s knowledge and practice continuously through participation in training and development activities.

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.