Support Workers 20-30 hrs

We currently have part time opportunities available for Support Workers working between 20-30 hours per week within the area of Paisley, Erskine and Renfrew. Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour. You will have excellent people skills with a commitment to a person centred approach. Duties can include direct physical assistance, emotional support, advice and encouragement in all areas of people’s lives from housework to medication. Responding to their physical and emotional well-being, this includes the promotion of their relationships with family, friends, and external agencies. Candidates should be flexible, enthusiastic and friendly and prepared to work with people we support to ensure that the things they want and need in their lives actually happen. Applicants would need to be prepared to join a rota and be available to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and sleepovers. At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives. Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory, you must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years. IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies. As part of the recruitment and selection process Quarriers undertakes the relevant Police Checks (PVG) and references for all those who come into contact with the people we support. Quarriers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the people we support and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment ABOUT US Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. Quarriers supports thousands of people across 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support families facing challenging circumstances and give people affected by epilepsy a new life. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice. Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning. Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework. We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member. What we offer Help with training and development We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications We are an SVQ accredited centre We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.). The opportunity to work relief in another service. Help with family life Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance. Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement. Access to HSF Employee Benefits service Extra support when you need it Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health. Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme. Non-contributory life assurance scheme. Workplace pension Extra Benefits Christmas savings scheme Cycle to work scheme Long service rewards An increasing range of retail discounts THE PROJECT Renfrewshire SLI provides a service which supports individuals to live in their own home in the community. The services are based in various locations in the Renfrewshire area. The project provides support to individual’s with learning and physical disabilities with all aspects of their daily living. The service seeks to enable service users to make informed choices about their lives and to enjoy choice and control, and to share in decision making about there services.
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