Buckie Support Workers

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Location: Buckie Salary: £23,150.16 per year pro rata Full time

Buckie Full & Part Time Support Workers

(Various posts –  plus 3on/3off)

£23,150.16 per year pro rata

Ark Buckie provide support to 19 supported people to live as independently in their own homes. Support ranges from 16 hours a week to 24 hour support – due to the nature of support we provide shift patterns are variable to meet the needs of the individual. We support a wide range of ages from 18 – 70+. Support varies based on the individuals needs and wishes – this could be personal care, medication and finances, meal preparation, support to appointments, household tasks or accessing the community. 

Our supported people enjoy a wide variety of activities such as going out for lunch, bowling, trampolining, swimming, darts, football, snooker, spending time with their families and going on holidays. An increasing number of our supported people have mobility cars which widens opportunity for activities in the community. We always try to make goals happen for people this could be exploring courses to support people with employability or trying a new activity. Our supported people love to be part of the community and have been organising regular events such as discos and BBQs where they can invite their friends and family and everyone can get together.

Please note that this role includes Sleepover* shifts, 7am shift start and 10pm shift finish times.

*A sleepover shift consists of working during the day, a rest period sleeping over in the service between 11pm - 7am and then working again the next day. Sleepover shift are typically 3pm - 3pm or 10am - 10am. The sleepover period is over and above your contracted hours and gets paid as an additional payment of £96.00 per sleepover.

As this service supports people with complex needs all our Support Worker roles do involve personal care and giving medication in line with the Support Plan.

If you are enthusiastic about supporting people to live their best lives then apply now to join our team!

Your main duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable people.
  • Communicate and work well with our supported people to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
  • Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.

View our job outline here.

Find out what you working week could look like here.

Hear from our current Support Workers here.

Why Ark?

·         No Previous Experience Required

Ark provide full training so no previous experience is required making our Support Worker roles the perfect place to start your career in Adult Social Care.

·         Get a qualification while you work

Ark fully fund your SVQ2 in Health & Social Care which you complete with the support of our in house SVQ team.

·         Employee Discounts

Employee Discounts Portal with 1000s of discounts on your favourite brands including Supermarkets, Cinema Tickets, Gym Membership and Holidays.

·         Career Progression

Over 75% of all Managers within Care & Support have been promoted internally.

·         Employee Assistance Program

Arks Employee Assistance program (EAP) gives all employees access to counselling sessions.  There is also support available through weekly webinars and the EAP Website & App.

·         Contracted hours to suit you

We have Full-time, Part-time and Relief Support Worker roles available at our services throughout Scotland.

In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:

·         Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata

·         4% Contributory pension scheme

·         Cycle to Work Scheme

·         Fully funded PVG & 1st year SSSC registration paid by Ark

Our employees told us in a recent survey that they stay with Ark because they believe in our values, we have supportive managers who continually appreciate their staff and they love making a positive difference in our supported peoples lives, helping them to achieve their dreams.

Ark would love to hear from you whether you are an experienced Support Worker or new to Social Care.

To apply complete Arks online application form at www.arkha.org.uk/work-with-us .

Scottish Charity No. SCO15694

Previous experience of the following is an advantage but not essential as Ark will provide full training: Care Worker, Social worker, Home Carer, Case Worker, Care Assistant, Autism Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant , Social Care Worker.


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