Title Speculative Relief Worker
Closing date January 31, 2018. 5:00PM
Service area Learning Disabilities
Location Inverclyde
Salary £7.53 per hour – Pay scales under review (£8.25ph minimum)
Reference INV/16/03
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Job Information

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 Inverclyde

Turning Point Scotland has provided services in Inverclyde since 2002 and has grown to work within the local area from Port Glasgow to Skelmorlie.  The services we provide are supported living, housing support, residential support social opportunities and peer group support night.   The type of support we provide depends on the needs of the individual and we can work with individuals from a few hours a week to 24/7 support.   We use a person-centred approach and carry out regular reviews of service to ensure individual goals, aspirations and needs are being met for people with learning and physical disabilities, and people who are on the autistic spectrum. Each individual which we support has a named key worker who oversees and coordinates their support package.   Support is varied and is provided to suit the individual, this can include:

  • Support to maintain a home
  • Access to education and employment
  • Personal care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Support to manage money
  • Access to leisure activities
  • Building domestic skills

Building confidence and self-esteem *A driving licence is desirable and this post will include personal care and may include sleepovers/nightshifts.                      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 form is attached to the job pack provided above.  You can choose to download, complete and email to jillianandrew@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 01475 729 124.   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. Thank you for your interest in applying for a post with Turning Point Scotland.

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