Supported Living Care Worker Edinburgh

Mears Group PLC
12 Jun 2017
12 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
Supported Living Support Worker

Mears Supported Living service has a number of opportunities available for Support Workers to join our company in Edinburgh;In return, we offer pay rates that exceed the Scottish Living Wage (£8.50 per hour), the opportunity to complete the SVQ Health and Social Care qualification, extensive training and development opportunities, company annual fun days, child care voucher scheme, a number of exciting and rewarding incentive schemes, flexible working patterns, excellent career prospects and access to the Mears Advantage money saving scheme and Mears Assist employee support hotline.

Mears Care Limited is part of the Mears Group (PLC) and are one of the UKs leading providers of independent living, home care and support delivering high quality care. We have over 180 branches nationwide, provide care for over 40 000 older and people with physical and learning disabilities with 17000 well trained and dedicated staff nationwide.

The Supported Living Support Workers role will involve:

* Providing support and encourage independence to individuals with a learning disability, additional support needs and mental health, who live in their own homes in the community.
* Accompanying individuals in social activities and assist in developing and maintaining the social interests of the individual
* Promoting Community and Company participation events with individuals with physical or learning disabilities, or who require additional support in community based activities, such as shopping, banking, volunteering, classes, clubs or sporting activities.
* Assisting with personal care and support to clients including washing, bathing and toileting, where required. Full training and support is provided.
* Assisting with Healthcare, including assisting the service user to take medication as appropriate. Full training and ongoing support ins provided.
* Assisting with practical support and domestic tasks including laundry, cleaning, shopping and meal preparation
* Providing specialised support for clients with more complex needs if required
* Assisting with sleepover work within our 24/7 services, if applicable. Sleepover work is paid at the current National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour).

The successful Support Worker will have:

* Previous care experience is advantageous, but not essential as full training is provided.
* Social care, Health Care, Childcare, Food Safety certifications or similar would be desirable but not essential as ongoing training and formal qualifications are available and encouraged.
* Able to work evenings and at least alternate weekends or flexibly to meet the needs of the service.
* Willing to undergo an enhanced PVG disclosure or relevant update, which will be paid for by Mears
* A full driving licence, valid to drive in the UK with access to your own transport

While we endeavour to allocate work as locally as possibly to all our Supported Living Support Workers, a willingness to travel throughout all Forth Valley areas is desirable. Due to the nature of this role, support visits are not always located in a fixed location and the distance between two or more working locations in a working day may not be close geographically, therefore a driving licence is highly preferred but is not essential to candidates who are willing to walk or use public transport in their own time.

There are full time, part time, weekend only and relief vacancies available within the Supported Living service. Specific vacancies and hours will be discussed with applicants on an individual basis upon application. Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of alternate weekends and demonstrate high levels of flexibility.

The flexibility offered makes the role ideal for anyone looking for full time work, part time work, weekend, evening or night shift only work, anyone looking for a second job on a part time basis, students, or anyone looking for experience in the line of work or looking to give something back to the community in a highly rewarding role.

This Supported Living Support Worker role would suit someone with experience in a Supported Living setting, as a Care Worker, Support Worker, Nurse, Domiciliary Care Assistant or Carer, however we are equally happy to meet anyone from any background, as we provide full training and are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a willingness and enthusiasm to learn and have a genuine passion for promoting independence and making a positive difference to peoples' lives, both in their own homes and in the community.

Mears Supported Living service looks for people who share our commitment to working in the community and who really want to make a positive difference to peoples lives.

Please apply online today and follow the online instructions to be considered for the role.

Mears promotes diversity and is an Equal Opportunities employer. Applicants must be 18 years old or over to apply