Inspire provide a wide range of services for people with learning disabilities and additional support needs throughout the North-east of Scotland. Working with the vision of empowering the life choices of the people we support, our services include 24-hour support, visiting support, skills development in relation to employment, respite care and innovative day opportunities.
Earn as you learn with a Modern Apprenticeship at Inspire.
As a leading social care provider in the North East we offer the chance to develop in your role as a Support Worker while working towards an SVQ 2 in Health & Social Care. This position, which is for the 16-19 year old age group, involves hands-on training and offers great opportunities for career progression.
What we offer
As an employer, we understand the importance of developing and rewarding our staff, which is why we:
- Pay permanent staff above the Scottish Living Wage
- Put all new starts through a 5-6 day induction and training program before their first shift
- Offer the chance to buy and sell annual leave
- Provide a competitive sick pay entitlement
- Have a six times life assurance policy and great company pension contribution
- Offer the chance to join a Workplace Bike Scheme
What to expect
A Support Worker’s job can be wide and varied but here is an idea of what you could be getting up to:
- Promoting and encouraging independence, while developing real life skills with the people we support
- Identifying new opportunities for integration, participation and inclusion, available to the people we support, both within our services and the community
- Providing quality personal care, which could include bathing etc. depending on individual needs, while maintaining respect and sensitivity
- Participating in household tasks, which include cleaning, cooking, ironing, washing etc. while encouraging the people we support to join in
- Working with the people we support to implement appropriate strategies for when behaviours that challenge may occur
We do operate various shifts (evenings, weekends, public holidays, sleep-overs etc.) so we do require an element of flexibility from our staff.