Support Worker job in Clydebank at Cornerstone

Support Worker

Company: Cornerstone

Location: Clydebank UK

Date Posted:Dec 22, 2017

At Cornerstone, we all work together to make a positive difference to people?s lives. We are one of Scotland?s largest charities with over 35 years experience providing care and support for adults and children with various support needs throughout the country. We are incredibly proud to have an amazing team of dedicated people who share our Values and continually strive to enable the people we support to live happy, independent lives.We have an exciting opportunity at our new Clydebank service with various contracts available including waking night and relief opportunities.We are looking for enthusiastic Support Workers to help support a young lady in her own home with learning disabilities.Below she describes what she needs from you;I need support and encouragement to help me with household chores, personal care, independent living skills and social skills.Sometimes, I may not be able to communicate and I?m not clearly understood which causes me to become frustrated. When I am frustrated, I may present physical challenges. I need my staff team to remain patient and calm when I feel like this. There are protocols in place to help staff manage this which keep us both safe, and I hope that staff never take my behaviours personally as this is just a part of who I am. Communicating with me is everything as this reduces my frustration. It is important that staff use social stories and scripts which will help me to process information as my understanding of the world around me can sometimes be overwhelming.I am looking for consistent, patient and positive people to join my team; I have a great sense of humour so you should have to support me to achieve my goals, to encourage and support me to maintain my independence and to have an enjoyable, valued life.At Cornerstone, we provide flexible, customer-led services that run twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, so you should be prepared to work evenings, weekends, waking nights and public holidays on a rota basis. Although it would be great if you already have an SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7 (SVQ Level 3), this isn't essential if you're bringing values that match ours and are prepared to work towards gaining this qualification. Join us now and be an innovator! Based on a highly-successful Dutch model, Buurtzorg, Cornerstone has an ambitious aim to revolutionise social care by introducing local self organising teams. The model is based on empowering colleagues in local communities to work in the best interests of the people we support. We are the first social care organisation in Scotland adopting this way of working and you can be part of this exciting journey. We think #youareawesomeAlready imagining yourself as part of her team? Then apply today!In this role you will need to register with the SSSC within six months of taking up employmentIf you'd like to find out more, please contact Sarah Tryon on 01389 705 403. View full job description
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