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Support Workers

The closing date (18/09/2018 at 12:00 pm) for this position has passed.
Position:Support Workers
Hours:30 hours per week (Minimum hour contracts)
Salary:£8.75 per hour (unqualified), £8.97 per hour (qualified)
Closing date: 18/09/2018 at 12:00 pm

About Us

We provide support to people with a range of needs in their own homes. Kingdom Support & Care provides accommodation and support to people experiencing homelessness in a hostel setting and provide outreach support to individuals in the community.

About the Role

As a support worker you will support individuals to deal with the immediate impact of homelessness and thereafter to secure / sustain a tenancy and provide structured and support with life skills. You will monitor health and wellbeing and will be responsible for controlling access to the building, dealing with emergencies and carrying out health and safety checks and maintaining standards of cleanliness in the hostel. In addition to the hostel, you will provide an outreach service throughout Fife to individuals with learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance misuse and alcohol related brain injury in their own homes.

About You

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated support workers who have the desire to want to support people to have the best life possible. Experience of working within a care environment, ideally with the homeless, and an understanding of the issues faced by homeless people would be desirable. More important is a respectful attitude and the ability to relate to others in a non-judgemental way.

You must be able to support and be flexible in your approach to work and it is essential that you are able to work a rota which includes weekends and waking night shifts.

The Benefits

  • Hourly rate above national living wage and in line with the Scottish Living Wage
  • Full funding and support towards an SVQ qualification in Care
  • Rewarding career choice
  • 37 days annual leave per year (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Access to an employee assistance programme which gives confidential advice / counselling programme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to discounted gym memberships

Applicants must have an SVQ2 in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria or be willing to work towards this.

A current driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes are essential.

The posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check. The cost of membership is borne by you.

We are holding a recruitment event where potential candidates can interact with staff, supported individuals, have a chat and / or an interview and learn more about Kingdom Support & Care. 

Details of the Event:

The City Hotel, 18-20 Bridge Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 8DA.

Friday, 14 September 2018, 10.00am – 3.00pm.

If you are interested in attending or want to ask more please contact a member of our team on the email address / telephone number below to book your individual appointment time.

Further information and application packs are available from our website, or email or telephone (01383) 741220.  Please quote vacancy number 542.