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Kingdom Support and Care CIC - Senior Support Worker
Created: 19/09/2017, Updated: 20/09/2017
Post: Senior Support Worker
Hours: 39 per week
Salary: £20,501 (Unqualified), £21,047 (Qualified) Per Annum
Would you like to assist vulnerable adults to live an independent life? Kingdom provides support services to individuals who have disabilities, mental health issues, learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour across Fife. They are currently recruiting for a Senior Support Worker to oversee support packages in Dunfermline and Glenrothes. You will assist the Coordinator in the management of the service and you will line manage a team of Support workers. You will help to provide a 24 hour service to supported individuals with autism and challenging behaviour. You will have a positive person centred approach, and be passionate about helping people to have fulfilling lives. You will be required to support people to develop new skills and attend activities they enjoy doing such as walking, swimming and going to the cinema. They will provide training in CALM theory and physical intervention techniques. This service involves shift work including sleepovers and waking nights and would require you to be flexible with your working hours.
A current driving licence and the use of a car for work purposes are essential. A minimum of two years' experience in a support and care setting is essential. Candidates must also hold an SVQ 2 qualification in Care or a related field in line with the SSSC registration criteria. In addition to this, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC and complete SVQ 3 within 2 years of starting employment and a Professional Development Award (PDA) in supervision. Please note; you must hold an SVQ3 in Care or a related field to meet the qualified point on the salary scale. You need to be registered as a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme for the purpose of regulated work with protected adults and children. The cost of membership (whether a new or existing member) is borne by you. If you are not already a member the cost will be £59, for existing members this will be £18.
For an application pack or further information please visit their website. Alternatively contact them by telephone on 01383 741 220 or e-mail [email protected].
Please note the closing date for applications is 12.00 o'clock on Tuesday 03 October 2017 and interviews will be held on Friday 13 October 2017.