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Senior Support Worker- Oban

  • Full time
  • £27,423
  • Oban (On site)
  • Closing 30th April 2024

  • Advertised from 12th April 2024
  • Permanent


Blue Triangle is a social care organisation that empowers people to thrive, by delivering solutions in connected communities which focus on the needs of each individual. We are looking for enthusiastic people who share our values (Kind, Passionate and Creative) to join our services accommodating and supporting people experiencing homelessness and empowering them to thrive.

You will already be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and hold an HNC or SCQF Level 7 in Social Care and have experience of supervising and motivating others.

Blue Triangle recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

What we offer:

Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed is rewarded.

  • Competitive Salary and Pension Options
  • Full time & Part time hours available
  • Double pay for festive bank holidays
  • Long service awards
  • Fully funded SVQ4
  • Access to our benefits platform with high street voucher and tech discounts and cycle to work scheme to name a few!
  • Inhouse training programmes
  • Significant Gym discounts
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme, including counselling
  • A wide range of family friendly policies
  • Life Assurance cover of 3 times your salary
  • Credit Union
  • £200 refer a friend scheme

And many more!

About the Role:

As Senior Support Worker, you will support the Service Manager in the management of a team delivering quality housing support and management service and to support people with multi-complex needs/homeless in crisis and/or previously looked after or accommodated people, to build their skills and confidence to sustain their own tenancy.

Main Responsibilities:

This Senior Support Worker role working at our Oban services involves working on a rota covering various shifts with some weekend work included. This role involves working 35 hours per week. The Senior Support Worker will:

  • work as part of a team providing safe, secure, supported accommodation for homeless people.
  • assist the Service Manager to oversee and assess the support, review, monitoring and evaluation through the case management system to achieve a positive person-centred outcome for each supported person in line with Blue Triangle, statutory and legislative requirements.
  • manage staff and others where appropriate (e.g. students, trainees etc.) to meet the objectives of the service, including participation in the recruitment and selection process.
  • manage the service in the absence of the Service Manager.
  • assist in managing all aspects of the service in line with Blue Triangle, statutory and legislative requirements.
  • manage and deliver staff related systems and procedures such as annual leave, absence management, staff meetings, staffing cover and rotas.
  • assist the Service Manager in all aspects of quality assurance monitoring both internal and external, and implementing appropriate action plans
  • assist the Service Manager in maximising the service income, monitoring spend and completing all financial procedures accurately and timeously, liaising with senior management and finance team and relevant external agencies.

Senior Support Worker Role Profile

About You:

To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping people.

  • You’ll have experience of working with vulnerable people and challenging behaviour which can be from personal, voluntary and/or professional experience.
  • Experience of supervising and motivating a team either in a work setting or informal setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to undertake care practice in accordance with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) code of practice, National Care Standards, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and the Associations policies and procedures.
  • Ability to relate empathetically to people and recognise their right to choice and independence.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required.
  • Able to use Microsoft or equivalent applications competently.
  • Hold an SVQ level 3 or above and be willing to work towards an SVQ 4.

We care about one another whilst taking pride in the service we offer. You will be working in a company with a strong identity and with the guidance and support of experienced Managers you will be able to develop in your career.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please visit our website where you’ll be given important information regarding the process and an application form to complete and upload.

Due to the Safer Recruitment requirements by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and Care Inspectorate we do not accept CV’s and you must therefore complete our application form.

Please note we do not accept applications from out with the UK as we do not have a UK visa sponsorship license.

If you require any support in completing your application or the form in a different format, then please get in touch at or telephone us on 0141 729 8050.