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Support Worker
Ref: DAN04518

  • Location
  • Thistle Care Home 119 Americanmuir Road, Dundee,DD3 9AG
  • Location
  • Thistle Care Home
  • Salary
  • 8.75p/h 18200.00 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...

    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have 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.


    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
    • Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ would be beneficial
    • Previous experience 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
  • Location Information
  • Situated in a residential area of Dundee, Thistle Care Home with nursing supports up to ten adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. Thistle Care Home is a detached purpose-built building with its own gardens. The care home is split into two areas, both of which deliver 24 hour care and support within a structured environment:

    • Six en-suite bedrooms, with two communal lounges and a dining room, as well as a life skills kitchen, which enable people to prepare food for themselves or visitors.
    • A specialist suite, named Lomond, containing four en-suite bedrooms for people with autistic spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. Lomond has been designed specifically for the needs of people with complex behaviours, with the team specialising in supporting individuals with autistic spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. The people who live here will have access to a state of the art sensory room, separate outdoor space, as well as a shared dining room, kitchen and lounge.


    Within the grounds of Thistle Care Home is a separate building, Corbet Lodge, where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts and games, whilst also learning some valuable independent living skills. This area is dedicated to activities and supporting life skills in readiness for moving on.


    Click here to read more about Thistle Care Home


    Click here to see the awards we have won at Danshell

  • Closing date
  • 06/03/2019
  • Job Description
  • Danshell_Support_Worker_Danshell.docx

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