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Support Worker
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  • Location
  • Corbett Lodge, 119 Americanmuir Road, Dundee, DD3 9AG
  • Location
  • Dundee
  • Salary
  • 8.75 per hour (18,200 per annum)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • We support and care for adults living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism, in specialist supported living, residential services and hospitals. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments, supporting people to have the most choice and independence possible. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do.

     

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    We support and care for adults living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism, in specialist supported living, residential services and hospitals. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments, supporting people to have the most choice and independence possible. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    We are recruiting for our newly developed Service, Corbett Lodge, where your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to adults with learning disabilities and complex behaviour with autism that require 24 hour intensive care.  You will have close working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well as their families or loved ones. As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.

    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence and reinforced through our commitment to Positive Behaviour Support. You will help individuals integrate into the community, help them to experience new activities and support their physical and emotional health.  

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference to people's lives

    You would need to be compassionate, understanding and trustworthy.  Have confidence and energy as well as being flexible and creative. 

    Knowledge or experience of Positive Behaviour Support

    Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ would be beneficial

    Experience of working with, or knowledge of individuals with complex needs, autism or epilepsy would be beneficial, but not essential

    See job description for more details

    If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    28 days annual leave

    Length of service awards

    Fully paid comprehensive induction training for all new starters

    Paid DBS/PVG

    Free parking

    Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift

    Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)

    Cycle to Work scheme

    Childcare vouchers

    Training and development opportunities

    All successful applicants will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) in respect of regulated work with protected adults and regulated work with children. A PVG certificate contains all unspent and certain spent conviction information. It also contains any other non-conviction information that the police or other government bodies think is relevant. Disclosure Scotland continually monitor PVG scheme members' records for vetting information including criminal convictions that may affect their suitability to work with vulnerable groups.

  • Location Information
  • Opening April 2019

    Situated in a residential area of Dundee, Corbett Lodge supports two adults with learning disabilities and complex needs who require 24 hour intensive care and support.

    Forming part of Thistle Care Home, Corbett Lodge is a detached bespoke building with a dedicated team to provide care and support within a structure environment to individuals with complex behaviour and learning disabilities with autism. 

    Comprised of two self-contained flats each with their own en-suite bedroom, lounge, kitchen and includes an on-site sensory room.  The service is focused on making a positive difference and promoting independence.

    Click here to see the awards we have won at Danshell

  • Closing date
  • 15/12/2018
  • Job Description
  • Support_Worker.docx

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