CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR RELIEF SUPPORT WORKERS COVERING GIRVAN. WE ARE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WITH EXPERIENCE IN THE CARE SECTOR OR A DESIRE TO DEVELOP A CAREER WITHIN CARE.
Are you looking for a rewarding role supporting people with learning disabilities to live a fulfilling life as independently as possible?
Do you have a skill or a hobby that you could share with the people we support to broaden their interests and their life skills?
As a Support Worker every day will be different. You could be out in the local community supporting someone to attend college, activity clubs, social nights out and holidays; as well as administering medication, providing personal care and helping manage day to day finances. The job is very rewarding and motivating for the right person. A highlight of this role for Jane, a current employee, is “seeing the people I support become more independent, confident and happy really gives me huge job satisfaction”.
At Quarriers our people are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of people’s lives.
Should you require and informal discussion about this post please contact Jean Houston, Project Manager, on 07964 081526 during office hours.
IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
As part of the recruitment and selection process Quarriers undertakes the relevant Police Checks and references for all those who come into contact with the people we support.
Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory you must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years.
In addition to a rewarding career, with extensive training and learning and development opportunities, Quarriers offer a range of staff benefits including life assurance, physiotherapy & occupational health, employee assistance programme, competitive holiday entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies and procedures, enhanced maternity/paternity benefit, workplace pension, long service recognition, accredited qualifications, unionised, Christmas savings scheme and cycle to work scheme.
All our sleepover shifts will be paid at the Scottish Living Wage of £8.75 per hour
Quarriers is one of Scotland's largest social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support families facing challenging circumstances and give people affected by epilepsy a new life. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning.
The project opened as a community-based house for people with learning disabilities in 1984 and most of the people living there had previously spent much of their lives in large institutions.
Developments in recent years have seen people move from the house into their own tenancies within the local community and the project now operates a "supported living" model of support to 18 people. The project now operates from office-based premises in a central location in Girvan which affords easy access for the people we support as well as the large team of support workers.
The project is also registered to provide community support to people who wish to access educational or recreational resources.