Dunfermline Relief Support Worker

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Location: Dunfermline Salary: £12.00 per hour Part time

Dunfermline Relief Support Worker

£12.00 per hour


The Ark service in Dunfermline supports 12 people with learning disabilities and autism. The support we offer differs from person to person which means being a support worker offers lots of variety. Some people are supported to live independently in their own homes while others stay with their families. Everyone is supported to say what they want their support to be like and what they’d like to achieve. This can vary from support to cook meals, go swimming, take medication, do arts and crafts, go to visit their friends or go on holiday.
Shifts are varied and can be from 3 – 16 hours over 7 days a week. Dunfermline has great public transport links so being able to drive is not essential to work with us. 
'The best thing about working at Dunfermline service is that is has a great community feel. All the supported people all enjoy spending time together and regularly meet up for meals and activities. The team are really welcoming and the supported people are great fun (and have an amazing sense of humour).'  – Sean Montgomery – Care and Support Manager 

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.
    What is a Relief Support Worker?
    As a Relief Support Worker you will carry out all the same duties while on shift as our Support Workers.  As you do not have contracted hours it gives you the flexibility to only pick up shifts when it suits you.

**Please note: Relief work is on an as and when basis to cover for sickness absence, study leave and other staff contingencies. We cannot guarantee you regular or continued use as the need for relief staffing changes from time to time.

You can view the full job outline here: Job Outline

Why Ark?

  • In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:
    Statutory annual leave paid monthly based on the hours you work
  • Fully funded PVG & 1st year SSSC registration paid by Ark
  • Blue Light Card

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.

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