Post: Support Worker
Salary: £16,426.00 per annum pro rata (£8.75 per hour)
Hours: 30 hour per week
Contract type: Permanent
RNIB are recruiting for the above position please quote job reference: REQ000044
Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Do you enjoy the challenge of working within a changing environment where you can make a difference?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). We offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss. Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual service design; you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.
This position will require someone with strong values in providing intellectual, emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and attend activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, bowling, cinema etc. Applicants must be aged 21 or over and a driver. It is essential that you are able to travel throughout the area/region in a timely fashion to fulfil customer and service requirements. If using your own car, a full clean driving licence with Business Insurance will be required. This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.
In return, they can offer an attractive benefits package including a contributory pension scheme, paid annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays. You will also benefit from a wide range of specialist induction training and possibility of commencing SVQ 3 following initial year contract.
If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please access the job via their website – About Us – Work for us and complete our application form, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page of the application form.
Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.
RNIB is committed to being led by their customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways they do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of their work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff. Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV's, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.
RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.