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Senior Support Workers

The closing date (05/11/2018 at 12:00 pm) for this position has passed.
Position:Senior Support Workers
Hours:39 hours per week
Salary:Salary £21,229 (unqualified), £21,794 (qualified) per annum
Closing date: 05/11/2018 at 12:00 pm

An exciting opportunity to Join Kingdom Support & Care and become part of a brand new Service in the Cupar area!


About Us

We support around 260 people throughout Fife and Falkirk, providing high quality and personalised support and care designed to meet individual needs and desired outcomes.  Our aim is to support people to have a safe and secure home, to live as independently as possible in their own home, to live as full a life as possible and to be part of their local community.

About the Service and Role

We are delighted to be setting up a new service in Cupar to support people with mental health issues to move from long stay hospital to their own homes in the community and this is an exciting time to be joining the team.

You will be responsible for delivering and overseeing high quality support to 9 individuals in their own homes, all living within one area in a core and cluster model.

You will have a positive, person-centred approach, an understanding of the day-to-day challenges faced by people with mental ill health and be passionate about helping people to have fulfilling lives. You will be required to support people in their own homes, to develop and maintain independent living skills and to take part in activities in the community.

In this role, you will be an integral member of the support team ensuring a high quality of care and support to individuals with severe and enduring mental health illness, undertaking a keyworker role to develop and implement support plans which assist people to live full and meaningful lives whilst maintaining good mental health.

You will assist the Coordinator in the day-to-day delivery of the Service and you will provide first line supervision for a team of support workers.  This service may require you to be trained in CALM – Crisis, Aggression, Limitation and Management and physical intervention techniques, if you have not had any training this will be provided to you.

About You

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Support Workers, who want to support people to have the best life possible.  If you have experience in a support and care setting, with knowledge / experience of dealing with people with mental health and / or challenging behaviour and hold an SVQ 2 qualification in Care or a related field, or be willing to work towards an SVQ  in line with the SSSC registration criteria, this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

You must be able to provide support, be flexible in your approach to work and it is essential you are able to work on a rota which may include evenings, weekends and waking night shifts.  The successful applicant must also register with SSSC as a Supervisor in Care at Home and Housing Support Services on taking up this post.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Full funding and support towards an SVQ 3 qualification in Care
  • Rewarding career choice
  • 37 days annual leave per year
  • Access to an employee assistance programme which gives confidential advice / counselling programme
  • Access to discounted gym memberships

A current driving licence, business insurance and the use of a car for work purposes is essential.

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check. The cost of membership is borne by you.

Recruitment Events

Come along to one of our recruitment events to find out more about our new Cupar Service.

Chat to staff and supported people and find out about the posts on offer.

If you wish to be interviewed on the day, bring along your CV or a completed application form.

Rothes Halls, Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5NX

Monday 29 October 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cupar Corn Exchange, St Catherine Street, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4BT

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Further information and application packs are available from our website, (left) or email or telephone (01383) 741220. Please quote vacancy number 551.

The closing date for applications is on Monday, 5 November 2018 at 12 Noon. Interviews will be held in our Dunfermline office on Thursday, 15 November 2018.