Title Full Time Support Worker (Grade 1)
Closing date April 7, 2017. 5:00PM
Service area Other
Location Across North Lanarkshire
Salary £14,772 – £15,343 – Pay scales currently under review (£8.25ph minimum)
Reference NL/17/02
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Turning Point Scotland is a national social care charity providing services to people with addictions, learning disabilities, mental health issues, those in the criminal justice system and those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.     Turning Point Scotland North Lanarkshire In North Lanarkshire, our service principal is to promote independence and choice and to work with the people we support to enable them to lead the life they choose. We will support people to access ordinary life experiences including education, employment and social activities as well as providing support to sustain and develop relationships and skills for everyday living including budgeting, and domestic skills for the person to maintain their own home.   Applicants will have to drive throughout Coatbridge, Airdire, Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Wishaw and areas of Glasgow.   This is not your usual 9am – 5pm job; the hours vary but the rewards high.  We offer all employees a pension, guaranteed hours and the chance to join a company that is robust and prepared for the future.   The skills, interests and hobbies in your day to day life are as important as the skills we require you to have for your work as these will bring a breadth and depth that can only enhance the lives of the people we support.  The work can be challenging but is also fulfilling; we offer a comprehensive range of training and structured supervision. Pay scales currently under review (£8.25ph minimum).  Grade 1 Support Workers may be new to social care but what they lack in experience, they will make up for by demonstrating a keen interest for this line of work, positive values, people skills and work ethic.   To be the successful candidate you will be able to meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification.  Where you believe that you meet the desirable criteria listed you should try to demonstrate that on your Application Form.   In general terms you will recognise that people’s needs differ, so you’ll be comfortable tailoring your approach to a broad range of individuals, and you will know that a consistently excellent standard of care is key to providing the best support possible.  Primarily you’ll see our service users as ordinary people and be motivated by the desire to help them fulfil their full potential.     If you meet all the Essential Criteria listed in the Person Specification, please submit your application as follows;  An application pack is attached to the job pack provided above.  You can choose to download, complete and email to adelebarr@turningpointscotland.com, or post to the address provided in purple on our covering letter.  Please note we will not confirm receipt of emailed or posted applications.  If you experience any difficulties please call 01236 426 807. If you have a disability and it would be of assistance to you to have the Application Form and Information Pack in an alternative format, please contact the Service Administrator and we will do what we can to arrange this for you.   Please note there is no closing date for this vacancy but applying as soon as possible is advised.   Should your application be successful for interview, the Service will make contact with you directly.   Although we tend to have an on-going need for Support Workers, at times Support Worker applications may be more numerous than the requirement at that time and in these situations we will hold applications for consideration for up to 6 months.   The next round of interview dates are planned for 19th and 20th April 2016.   Thank you for your interest in applying for a post with Turning Point Scotland.

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