Livingston Support Worker

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Location: Livingston Salary: Earn up to £23,150.16 per year pro rata Full time

Livingston Support Worker

Variety of Full time & Part Time Contracts available

Earn up to £23,150.16 per year pro rata


Our Livingston service is growing!

Ark is completing work on an exciting new housing development at Crusader Rise (View the full story here: ). Part of this development will provide housing to those with additional support needs who will require Care & Support packages. 

We are now looking for Full time Support Workers to help us deliver these new Support Packages. 
You will be joining our amazing team of Support Workers who already operate the small outreach service that is situated in Dedridge. 

Our support workers support our people using a person centred approach to live in their own homes and to live their lives to their full potential and be included in the community.

Livingston Service already supports 3 people out in the community in their own homes. Some of these supported people need 24 hour support and others only need short periods of support. 

There will be 3 new Supported People requiring 24 hour care with a variety of complex needs (including Autism, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health an Epilepsy) joining the service. 

We are looking for enthusiastic, experienced, and motivated individuals however experience is preferred but not essential.  We will consider individuals that can demonstrate the right values and willingness to engage with their learning and development.

We offer a personalised service to meet the individual’s needs this includes support to maintain their tenancies, finances, personal care, medication, health & social support.
Shifts will be on a rota basis. There will be a variety of day, evening, and sleepover shifts *. 

*A sleepover shift consists of working an afternoon/evening shift, a rest period sleeping over in the service and then working a short shift in the morning. The sleepover period is over and above your contracted hours and gets paid as an additional payment of £96.00 per sleepover.

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.

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
  • 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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