In this role, you will assist the coordinator and other senior support workers in the smooth running of the Rosyth service, you will be an integral member of the support team ensuring high quality of care and support is delivered to individuals and staff within the service.
The staff base for this service is currently in the centre of Dunfermline however support is provided within Rosyth, Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay, Lochgelly and the outlying villages of Fife
Within the Rosyth Service, specifically, a diverse range of support and guidance is provided to individuals, from children to elderly adults from 24/7 care to a few hours of support each week and anything in between. The children's support provided is activity based for respite whereas the majority of adult support is to promote independent living by assisting with everyday activities such as cooking, housework, financials, social activities and as emotional support, assisting with personal care and administering medication.
As a Senior Support Worker you would be building professional relationships with staff, supported individuals, families and social work, you will undertake regular supervision meetings with staff every 6-8 weeks, as well as quarterly performance reviews.
We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated individual who has the desire to support people to have the best life possible along with the drive to promote their independence. Those with high empathy, supportive nature and a positive attitude are key to success in what at times can be a challenging but rewarding role. Ideally you should have two years experience in a Support and Care setting and knowledge/experience of supporting people. Experience at supervisory level is a benefit but not essential however an understanding of the qualities and skills required is pivotal.
If you hold an SVQ 2 qualification in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria this could be the opportunity for you. Further learning to gain an SVQ 3 would be required within a 2 year timeframe.
It is essential you are able to work shifts which will include weekend working, evenings, and sleepovers. Within the role of a senior support worker you are allocated office time out with your support work to assist in the running of the service.
Kingdom Support and Care CIC (KSC) is a Community Interest Company, a private company limited by shares and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kingdom Housing Association (KHA).
Kingdom Support and Care (KSC) supports over 300 people throughout Fife and Falkirk, providing high quality and personalised support and care designed to meet individual needs and desired outcomes. We provide support to people with a range of needs in their own homes, including those with: learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder, complex needs, mental health issues, age related needs, homelessness, drug and alcohol addictions.
Our aim is to support people to have a safe and secure home, to live as independently as possible in their own home, to live as full a life as possible and to be part of their local community. We provide flexible, responsive and person centred support which assists people to live their lives as they wish and to enable them to meet their desired outcomes.
The closing date for this post is 2 September 2022
Interviews will be held on 13 September 2022