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  • Ark Housing - Lochgelly Support Worker

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

    Post: Lochgelly 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 

    The Lochgelly service currently provides care to 10 supported people who live in Lochgelly and the surrounding areas. Some people live in their own homes while others stay with their families. 

    Getting to know the people they support is at the heart of what they do, working with them to learn about how they want us to support them. Support can range from a walk round Loch Ore Meadows, help with finances, a cup of tea at the Lochgelly centre, shopping, helping with personal care or going to the bingo. There are regular get togethers in the community for people to meet and enjoy themselves.

    Shifts can range from three hours to 16 hours over seven days. There are really good travel links in and around Lochgelly with local bus routes and a train station. They have an established staff team to guide and support new people joining the team.

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

    Your main duties will be but not limited to:

    • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users
    • Communicate and work well with individuals 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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