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Support Worker 2 – North Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • £21,860 – £23,899
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 23rd November 2022

  • Advertised from 9th November 2022
  • 37.5hrs per week.


We have a range of residential services across North Lanarkshire and also a floating support service who provide intensive support to people who are at risk of becoming homeless and provide resettlement support once they receive a tenancy.

Residential service Hours - 37.5hrs (Rolling rota over 7 days with expectations to do night shifts/sleepovers) No requirement of a driving licence or access to a car for this post. This will be based in one of our 4 accommodation services in Airdrie, Motherwell or Wishaw.

Floating support service Hours - 37.5 hrs 5 days over 7. No sleepovers or night shifts required for this service. You will need a driving licence and access to a car for this post as this is on an outreach basis. This covers the whole of North Lanarkshire and supports individuals within their own home or temporary accommodation, providing housing support.

Job purpose

We support people with exceptional needs and we need exceptional people to help us. At Simon Community Scotland, we are wholly focused on supporting people to be safe, to get off the streets and into accommodation where we continue to provide support to help them stay safe. Our values matter to us and we are looking for people who share those, who are committed to making a positive difference, and who are skilled in relating to people and working in a person-centred way to support resolution and recovery from homelessness.


You will report to your Service Lead and work in harmony with all other teams within the North Lanarkshire area as well as the wider organisational teams, and will look outward to develop your practice area in partnership with all stakeholders.

Support Workers will provide positive practical and emotional support to people who use the service that focuses on goals, promotes choice and encourages personal responsibility. Support Workers will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified care plans.

  • To work with service users to develop and deliver person-centred support plans that achieve the best possible outcomes for people who use the service.
  • To encourage people who use services to take an active role in their support and in all decisions relating to them or their support.
  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation of services provided to people who use the service.
  • Be responsible for the service, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained along with a daily staff presence.

We ask for your compassion, creativity, flexibility, eternal optimism and positive approach as well as a commitment to living the values of our organisation with your colleagues, partners and crucially with the people we support.

Application notes

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