Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,634 – £25,779
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th June 2024


  • Advertised from 28th May 2024
  • Unqualified: £12.12 per hour (£23,634) SVQ2 or equivalent in health and social care: £12.89 per hour (25,135.50) SVQ3 or equivalent in health and social care: £13.22 per hour (£25,779) 37.5 Hours available. Please note that we do not currently have any sleepover availability.

Role

The best part of my job is the people. I became a Support Worker as I wanted to help make a difference to someone’s life, however big or small.’

- Margaret, Visualise Support Worker

Do you want to join a team that is making a real difference to people’s lives? If so, Visualise Scotland are looking to recruit committed and passionate individuals for Support Worker positions that will allow you to work as part of a close knit, skilled and talented team.

Working for Visualise involves supporting adults living with disabilities to have the best quality of life possible, supporting their independence and choice. This can be in our housing support, day services or care at home. This includes supporting people with their day to day life- getting them ready in the morning, supporting them with personal care and hygiene, preparing food and meals, getting out and enabling them to take part in hobbies and leisure activities, using public transport, administering medication, attending appointments, managing their finances and accompanying them to social events. We are looking for someone who thrives on building relationships and working in a fast-paced environment where two days are never the same.

Good interpersonal skills, patience, and a willingness to learn are essential. Experience of working with people with disabilities is desirable but not essential as full training and support will be provided. Visualise provides quality support. We were graded 5 (very good, by Care Inspectorate in 2020).

About Visualise Scotland

Visualise is a small Edinburgh based charity providing support to adults who have complex support needs. The people we support are treated and respected as individuals with personalised care at the heart of what we do. We have a good record of providing high-quality support.

We are proud of our role as a local employer, and we pay over the Scottish living wage. We also offer a great staff benefits package, including Sick Pay, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay, Life Insurance and access to the Hospital Saturday Fund and a Credit Union.

We provide a comprehensive induction and a variety of training including epilepsy, first-aid and manual handling. We are passionate about developing our employees and helping them achieve their career goals.

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Sick pay
  • BHSF Rise- Free Confidential Advice and Support
  • AIG Smart Health- Mental Health Support and Access to GP 24/7
  • Hospital Saturday Fund- Contributory Scheme that covers Optical and Dental Expenditure, Physiotherapy, Hospital Stays and surgery.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Edinburgh: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Successful candidates who have passed their probationary period, will get the chance to work towards an SVQ2 or SVQ3.

Application notes

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Sara Al-mashat at saraalmashat@visualise.org.uk

An application form can be downloaded below.

Applications should be sent to saraalmashat@visualise.org.uk.

Applicants outside of the UK will not be considered at this time. Please note that we are not able to provide sponsorship.

Please note that as this is a full-time position, it is not suitable for those who hold Student Visas.


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