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Senior Support Worker

The closing date (16/06/2017 at 12:00 pm) for this position has passed.
Position:Senior Support Worker
Hours:39 hours per week
Salary:Salary £20,501 (Unqualified), £21,047 (Qualified) Per Annum £10.10 per hour unqualified, £10.37 qualified
Closing date: 16/06/2017 at 12:00 pm

Would you like to assist vulnerable adults to live an independent life?

Kingdom provides support services to individuals who have disabilities, mental health issues, autism and challenging behaviour across Fife and Falkirk.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Support Worker to oversee support packages in the Dunfermline and West Fife area. You will assist the Coordinator in the management of the service and you will line manage a team of Support workers.

You will help to provide a 24 hour service to supported individuals with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour. You will have a positive person centred approach, and be passionate about helping people to have fulfilling lives. You will be required to support people to develop new skills and attend activities they enjoy.

This service involves shift work including sleepovers and would require you to be flexible with your working hours. A current driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes are essential.

A minimum of two years’ experience in a support and care setting is essential. Candidates must also hold an SVQ 2 qualification in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria.

In addition to this, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC and complete SVQ 3 within 2 years of starting employment and a Professional Development Award (PDA) in supervision. Please note; you must hold an SVQ3 in Care or a related field to meet the qualified point on the salary scale.

This post has an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 which restricts applications from females only due to supported individuals needs.
You will be placed at the unqualified rate unless you have achieved the relevant qualification as determined by the Scottish Social Services Council.

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, and a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. The cost of membership (whether a new or existing member) is borne by you. If you are not already a member the cost will be £59, for existing members this will be £18.

Further information and application packs are available from our website, email or telephone (01383) 741220. Please quote vacancy number 453

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 16 June 2017. Interviews will be held on Thursday 29 June 2017 in our Support and Care office in Dunfermline.