Midlothian Support Worker
Midlothian Support Workers
1 x 37 hour contracts available - Female Only**
Midlothian service operates in both Loanhead and Dalkeith.
In Loanhead we support 6 people in 5 flats within the same block. Our supported people have a wide range of support needs including Dysphasia.
There are good transport links to Loanhead including Lothian's bus numbers 37 & 47 and Borders bus X62. There is 1 sleepover shift per day and shifts are usually approximately 8 hours e.g. 8am - 4pm or 1pm - 9pm.
Dalkeith supports 5 people within the same complex all in their own flats. Shifts are approximately 8 or 9 hours (e.g. 9-5, 9-6 or 12-8).
There are good bus transport links from Edinburgh on Lothian bus numbers 3 & 33. East Coast Bus 140 also operates between Musselburgh and Dalkeith.
'We have a great group of supported people across Loanhead & Dalkeith. Loanhead has a great community feel, there is a courtyard area where they will sit out in the summer and have parties.' Chrissy, Care & support Manager - East & Mid Lothian
If you are enthusiastic about supporting people to live their best lives then apply now to join our team!
Your main duties will be but not limited to:
- Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
- Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
- Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.
View the full job outline here: Job Outline
Find out what you working week could look like here.
Hear from our current Support Workers here.
- 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 click the link below.
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.
**The Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) applies to this post. Applications therefore are restricted to female candidates only.