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  • Support Team Required

    Created: 02/06/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Support Advisor 
    Hours: 25 per week 
    Salary: £15.00 per hour 


    Post: Personal Assistants 
    Hours: Various contracts available 
    Salary: £12.00 per hour


    A lady is looking to recruit a team of staff to support her, initially in her current tenancy, but with the understanding she'll eventually moved to Dundee. In the first instance, she is focused on finding a Support Advisor to lead the team, but she would also be interested in hearing from people who would consider a Personal Assistant role. 

    About you 

    • Female - this is a Genuine Occupational Requirement 
    • Understand and value the principles of personalisation and inclusion 
    • Understand the needs and aspirations of vulnerable people, including those with learning disabilities 
    • Have excellent communication skills and can use these effectively in different settings 
    • Have good people, listening, and problem-solving skills 
    • Can respond appropriately and effectively in crisis situations 
    • Honest, reliable, punctual, organised, positive, confident, self-motivated, flexible, freindly, outgoing, loyal, patient, understanding, and non-judgemental 
    • Have a full, clean driving licence 
    • Prepared to work towards qualifications where relevant 

    For the Support Advisor role, she particularly welcomes applications from people who: 

    • Have high-level knowledge and experience of the social care sector 
    • Have knowledge of SDS and experience of delivering this in practice 
    • Can demonstrate leadership skills and are able to generate energy and commitment in others 
    • Have financial and household budgeting skills 

    About the employer

    The employer is a lady in her 60s who lives in her own adapted home in Glenrothes. She has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or speak, but she's never let her disability hold her back. 

    The lady has a job at the University of Dundee which she loves. She would particularly love to study for a degree. She also enjoys holidays, music, cinema, TV, socialising (particularly over a coffee or a good meal), getting her hair done, and going clothes shopping. 

    Most importantly, she wants to be free to lead a safe, independent, and fulfilling life, surrounded by good friends and family, in a community she knows and where she has opportunities to enjoy amenities nearby. She needs female staff who she knows and trusts, who see her potential, and allow her to control her support and life choices. 

    The lady is considering moving to Dundee in order to be closer to the university and the amenities that the city can offer. This is part of her longer-term plan, and ideally she's looking for staff who would consider working with her after she moves, as well as while she's in Fife. 

    How to apply 

    For more information, please contact Emma McDowell by e-mail [email protected] or call 07817 300242.

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