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Support Worker – Oxgangs

Anywhere - ARK Housing Association Ltd

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Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for Established Support Workers across the range of services we have in Oxgangs – Edinburgh


4 x Full-time post
Ref: OX8/SW/WS

ARK are a Not For Profit, Employer
Salary:  £17, 576 for up to 40hrs per week


A is a gentleman in his 50’s. He has a learning difficulty and Downs Syndrome. Although he cannot communicate verbally he is supported to communicate in other ways with staff and people. A has specialist dietary requirements and receives support to maintain the diet he needs. He also requires support with all aspects of his personal care. Do you have the values, care and compassion to support A?


A is fun loving and really enjoys music, getting up to dance to his favourite songs. He has a gentle nature but leads a very active life and attends activities almost every day. He would be looking for people to support him to maintain this lifestyle.


Could you support A to live the life he wants?


We believe in a person centred approach, which means we see the person first and ask them what is important in their lives.  It is important for all people to have choice and control over their lives and we support our service users to do this through good life plans.  Ark values the worth of each person, understanding difference and the development of trusting relationships.  These values help us develop as an organisation and we believe it is important our staff share these values.


ARK support people to live good lives, at home and in their community.  We need your skills, knowledge and expertise to make it possible.


Experience is not essential.  We offer a comprehensive induction and training programmes designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job.  What’s most important is that you have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives.


Benefits include:


  • Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
  • 3.4% employer pension contribution
  • A range of working hours designed to offer you a good work-life balance
  • Confidential employee counselling service, available 24/7
  • Fully funded PVG registration and initial registration with the SSSC
  • Membership to Capital Credit Union available
  • A wide range of development opportunities, including comprehensive induction, a range of specialist training programs and e-Learning
  • A dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification



Salary: £15,000 - £20,000


Job Category: Disability

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Location: Anywhere


Job Expires: 6 days

How to Apply:

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