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Support Worker (Ellon)

Posted 7 February by Inspire Featured Ended

Ellon, Aberdeenshire

Various part time hours available, starting 16 hours per week

ADHOC Relief positions

Inspire provide a fantastic induction programme prior to starting at our services along with support to complete an SVQ qualification. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave & be auto enrolled into our pension scheme.

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Opportunities have arisen to join our team at our service located in Ellon. Our services support individuals in a shared living environment, individuals have their own bedrooms but the kitchen, bathrooms and living areas are all shared.

A typical morning would involve prompting individuals to get up, staff support with personal care which can include showering & bathing. Staff support with helping the people we support make and eat at meal times, we do have one individual who is peg fed, this means they cannot eat food orally.

Administering medication, finances and cleaning are daily responsibilities for support staff. The people we support enjoy arts and crafts, going to social events such as bingo & discos, walking, sports activities and cooking & baking.

Some of the challenges the people we support face include mobility issues, diabetes, hearing loss, poor eyesight, epilepsy & mental health support.

This post involves shift work to meet the needs of the service. Sleepovers are also mandatory for this role. Opportunities will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, membership of the PVG Scheme & registration to the SSSC.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work cooperatively as part of the support team in providing a high standard of care and support to individuals with learning disabilities

  • Providing quality day-to-day care and support for the individuals living in or being supported at your service

  • Coordinate the day to day implementation of the support plan for each individual supported

  • Providing quality personal care where necessary, which could include bathing etc. depending on individual needs, while maintaining respect and sensitivity at all times

  • Administering medication as required

  • Assisting with finances and day to day budgeting for those we support

  • Identify new opportunities for integration, participation andinclusion, available to the people we support, both within the services and the community

  • Review and monitor the support plans regularly against agreed quality standards and suggest improvements as appropriate

  • Promote healthy eating and support individuals to attend any health appointments

  • Participate in household tasks, which include cleaning, cooking, ironing, washing etc and encourage those in the service to join in

  • Work with the people we support and implement appropriate strategies as agreed through Proactive Possibilities training and planning when supporting people who may have behaviours that challenge.

  • Accompany those we support to go on holiday and/or activities where appropriate

  • Promote and encourage independence and develop real life skills with those you support

  • Comply with relevant legislation, Inspires Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, working with colleagues ensuring that procedures are correctly followed

  • Undertake related report writing, daily notes recordings and minutes of meetings as required

  • Work with people we support to encourage meaningful participation in the recruitment and selection of staff

  • Work with relief staff and volunteers to ensure they have the support expertise needed to sustain a high quality service including induction and training

  • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety and follow risk assessments

  • Perform any other duties which may reasonably be required


  • Experience of caring and supporting people, this can be personal, voluntary or work experience

  • Confident communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Able to work various shifts - work on rota as required, including evenings, weekends, public holidays, sleep-overs, and holidays with individuals.

  • Lone working and moving and handling may be a feature of the work.

  • Ability to undertake various responsibilities with confidence

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively as a team

  • Ability to deal with financial transactions

  • Commitment to continuing professional development

  • Ability to work on own initiative to agreed timescales and standards

  • Must be able to represent the company in a professional manner at all times

  • Basic cooking skills or willing to learn

  • Willing to undertake training

Additional delegated responsibilities include (on a rota basis)

  • Undertaking the role of a key-worker where you work with those we support to organise their annual review, assist in compiling and reviewing the support plans

  • Cash book administration

  • Health & Safety role

  • Write the staff team meeting minutes

  • Following people we supports finance procedure

  • Identified person who inducts new staff

  • Provide staff support to relief staff

  • Representative for positive people group

  • Any other delegated responsibility identified by the Manager


Inspire will assist you to achieve this qualification should you take on a role with us

  • Level 2 or 3 in SVQ Care or equivalent

  • Professional Registration as required

Inspiring Behaviours

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Empowering Life Choices
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Meeting Peoples Needs

Reference: 34074076

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