As a leading social care charity, with over 150 years of experience, we have always been at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults living across Aberdeen, and beyond. We support people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced; we help them to take control of their lives for a brighter and better future. Every day we change lives by supporting a person’s physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing through a wide range of health and social care services such as: residential services and community outreach programmes.
VSA is a well-respected local social care charity, helping support the people of Aberdeen for over 150 years. Our mission is to provide the best of care to enable the best of lives; supporting individuals and communities to fulfil their potential. VSA provides vital support and services to people of all ages. At VSA we support a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing through a range of residential and outreach support Services. Working in social care is a hugely rewarding career, and you can help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults. At VSA, we are looking for motivated and compassionate individuals to join our team. VSA have an exciting opportunity available to join our Crosby House Service as a Support/Care Worker based in Aberdeen. This will be a Full Time permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits. Applicants need to be fully experienced with UK procedures in Support Work within a residential setting. Dementia awareness training preferable. Hours: 32 hours per week Rota: 7 days a week rota where you will be required to work a variety of shifts including early/evening and every 2nd weekend. Salary: £11.10 per hour Location: Aberdeen We offer our Support/Care Workers fantastic benefits including: Company pension Employee assistance programme Generous annual leave Refer a friend programme-Receive £200 when you introduce a family member or friend to VSA, Investment in your personal development and career through our learning and development programmes, Access to our employee discount scheme Joining our dynamic team, you will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users to ensure they receive the best of care. Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential however you must be willing to undertake an SCQF Level 6 (equivalent SVQ2) in Social Services and Healthcare if you do not already hold one. Purpose of Job: To contribute to the provision of quality services to meet the needs of service users, according to agreed VSA standards, policies and regulatory requirements. Main Duties/Responsibilities: Communicating effectively with individuals according to agreed standards and procedures, accessing and updating records in keeping with guidelines. Helping to provide a safe and protective environment by complying with health, safety, and security procedures, including medication, and reporting accidents/incidents when appropriate. Supporting service users in their daily living, according to their recognised and agreed needs, providing personal care where necessary, adhering to practices which promote well-being, choice, and treating people with dignity and respect. Assisting service users in developing and maintaining social networks and relationships. Assisting and encouraging service users to develop skills and knowledge to live as independently as possible, if appropriate, with reference to the risk assessment process. Participating in the development, implementation and review of personal plans with service users. Supporting service users appropriately when they experience a significant life change or loss. Developing one’s knowledge and practice continuously through participation in training and development activities. Carrying out any other tasks from time to time, provided they are reasonable and within the postholder’s capabilities. Have awareness and work within internal control systems in your area to facilitate improvement in the quality of service provided.