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  • Ark Housing - St Andrews Support Worker

    Created: 14/05/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: St Andrews Support Worker 
    Hours: 2x 37 hour contracts available
    Salary: Up to £21,028.16 (2024-25 pay award pending) 


    Ark Housing is a leading provider of housing and care and they have lots of opportunities across Scotland for their Support Worker roles, even for those with no direct care experience. Ark provide full training and they are looking for people who share Ark’s values as they form the bedrock of what the organisation does. Working with Ark means you can use your passion for people and care and have the opportunity to make a real differences to peoples lives.

    They are an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer, and their hourly rate is £10.90, or their Full Time Support Worker salary is £21,028.16 per year. They truly value their employees and it is important to them that their employees live comfortably in line with Ark's core values.

    About the role 

    Ark is recruiting for their St Andrews' service - full and part-time positions are available.

    They support 20 people in their own flats with their day-to-day lives. Ark's service has a great community feel. All the flats are situated within one building meaning there is no travelling between sites and there are always other staff in the building to provide peer support.

    Their service is situated just a five minute walk from St Andrews' bus station where you will find regular buses to the rest of Fife, Dundee and other surrounding areas.

    There are good opportunities to develop your skills in this role due to the diverse variety of support needs in the service. No experience necessary as full training is provided.

    Ark offer a good range of flexibility around shift patterns and there is no need for you to have a driving licence for this role.

    If you are enthusiastic about supporting people to live their best lives then apply now to join their team.

    Your main duties will include but not be limited to:

    • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable people
    • Communicate and work well with our supported people to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships
    • Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement

    View the full job outline.

    Find out what a working week could look like working at Ark here - 

    Why Ark?

    • No previous experience required - Ark provide full training so no previous experience is required, making their Support Worker roles the perfect place to start your career in adult social care
    • Get a qualification while you work - Ark fully fund your SVQ2 in Health & Social Care which you complete with the support of their in-house SVQ team 
    • Employee discounts - their portal has thousands of discounts for your favourite brands including supermarkets, cinema, gym and holidays 
    • Career progression - over 75% of all managers within care and support have been promoted internally 
    • Employee Assistance Programme - their programme gives all employees access to counselling sessions. There is also support available through weekly webinars and the website/app 
    • Contracted hours to suit you - full-time, part-time and relief support worker roles are available throughout Scotland 

    Ark will also offer you: 

    • Up to 36 days' paid holiday per year, pro rata 
    • 4% contributory pension scheme 
    • Cycle to work scheme 
    • Fully funded PVG and first year SSSC registration paid by Ark 

    How to apply 

    Ark would love to hear from you whether you are an experienced support worker or new to social care. 

    Complete Ark's online application form. 

    Scottish Charity No. SCO15694

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