Casual Support Worker

Supported Accommodation - Orkney
Orkney YPSAS (Kirkwall)
Casual - Casual
Working hours: ad hoc
Closing date: Fri 30th July 2021
Salary: £9.59 per hour (£9.50 per hour sleepover)

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?
Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing services.

About the role

We are recruiting for Casual Support Workers to provide relief cover by carrying out ad hoc shifts as and when required within our high-quality Supported Accommodation service in Kirkwall.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values  and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You have SVQ level 3 H&SC or SCQF 7 equivalent (or willing to work towards)And/or SVQ Level 2 H&SC or SCQF level 6 (or willing to work towards)
  • You have an understanding of issues surrounding young people transitioning from various settings into adult housing support services and independent living
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels in a variety of situations

You would love to work in this role if...

  • You are passionate about developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with those we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • You will take pride in ensuring that the needs of the adults we support are being met.
  • You are keen to actively contribute to your service and the organisations development and improvement.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Ensuring person centred planning and unconditional positive regard approach.
  • Taking a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) approach.
  • Ensuring support needs of the adults we support are being met.
  • Assist in completing and updating risk assessments.
  • Advocating on behalf of those we support.
  • Having detailed knowledge of other relevant services.

I’m keen! What's next?

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