Support Worker - Care@Home/Housing Support (Flexible Hours)

  • VSA
  • Aberdeen, UK
  • 15 Apr, 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 care at home service as a Support/Care Worker based in Aberdeen. This will be a part-time & full-time permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits.

Hours: flexible hours per week (from 21-39 hours per week)

Rota: This role offers flexible working, with shifts available from 7am and latest shift finishing at 10pm. Rotas are reviewed on a fortnightly basis, we will be taking the lead from successful candidates on the hours/ days they are available to work.

Salary: £11.44 per hour

Location: Aberdeen

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 is proud to be part of Granite Care Consortium which is made up of local 3rd & private sector providers with decades of experience in delivering health and social care services. The Consortium was set up so that people have quick and easy access to person-centred, integrated care so that they feel supported, safe and well.

We are now looking to expand our existing Care@home/Housing Support Team and welcome new team members to join us. You will have the opportunity to support a variety of clients with a range of disabilities to maintain their independence while living at home.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to start a career in Health and Social care but also have the flexibility to work around other personal commitments.

We are welcoming applications from motivated, compassionate and responsible candidates. Experience within a care setting is preferred, but we accept applications from individuals who are looking to progress with a career in Health & Social Care.

If you join VSA we promise you will receive a comprehensive induction and site specific training (successful applicants will be providing support to individuals in their own home setting),

as well as ongoing training and development and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications through our fully funded Modern Apprenticeship Scheme.

We feel that our programme of continuous learning and development truly lays the foundations for a lifelong career path in Health and Social Care.

In addition we also offer a competitive salary and generous annual leave.

If you would like to work for a local charity who has a strong history supporting people in the local community then join VSA today.

Start your career journey with VSA today!

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.


£11.44 hr