Support Worker (3 Month Fixed Term Contract)

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Support Worker - 3 Month Fixed Term Contract (Internal Only) – Buckie


Location: Buckie
Working hours: 35 hours per week
Remuneration: £20,164 - £23,820 per annum + additional sleepover payment
Closing Date: 17th December 2021 noon
Reference: R122

Support Worker – Buckie (3 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Hanover has been successfully housing and supporting people in Scotland for more than 40 years. Our core purpose is to help people feel safe and secure at home so they can live full and independent lives. We proudly provide and manage a wide range of housing throughout Scotland that enhances our residents’ quality of life.

Hanover continues to innovate and adapt to the challenges of tomorrow with personal protective equipment available, sustainable ICT systems, and control measures in place for the managed delivery of our services.

About the Role

Would you like to contribute to a rewarding and engaging environment? Join our enthusiastic and professional team as we promote independent living, provide housing management and housing support to our valued residents at our Linn Coort development in Buckie.

You will work on average 35 hours per week. The Support Worker Buckie post includes sleepovers for which you will receive an additional sleepover payment.

The role entails lone working, with late / sleepover / early working patterns. The Support Worker role at Hanover is best suited to those who enjoy a challenge and relish being afforded the responsibility to deal with difficult situations.

You will be interacting with a wide variety of people, from tenants and their families to professionals and external stakeholders. Meal service responsibilities are limited to assisting with service.

The support worker role at Hanover will see you take on important administrative requirements, recording, adhering to best practices, and contributing and learning from a professional team.

The people you will be working alongside are a small, established, and knowledgeable team of individuals with strong community values who enjoy good working conditions.

About You

  • To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping older people.
  • Experience in a housing support / or similar environment is desirable.
  • Essential ability to apply critical thinking, take initiative and respond confidently whilst lone working.
  • Demonstrable high-level empathy and effective communication skills.
  • Customer orientated approach to work
  • Demonstrable ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Resilient, proactive, and self-confident.
  • Proficient administrator with good IT Skills.
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification is essential with the expectation to gain (SVQ) level 3, Modern Apprenticeship in Social Service Healthcare. Training will be provided to achieve this.
  • SSSC registration will be mandatory upon appointment as well as Membership to the PVG Scheme for Vulnerable Adults.

What We Are Offering

Hanover is accredited with The Silver Investors in People Award.  Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed is rewarded.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Options
  • Ongoing ‘on-the-job’ training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee Counselling Service
  • Family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Protection Protocols

We are most proud of our people at Hanover. We care about one another whilst taking pride in the service we offer. You will be working in a company with a strong identity and with the guidance and support of experienced Manager’s you will be able to further develop in your career.

Hanover is an equal opportunity and disability confident employer.

Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd

Scottish Charity no: SC 014738


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