Casual Support Worker

Supported Accommodation - Orkney
Orkney YPSAS (Kirkwall)
Casual - Casual
Working hours: Infrequent and ad hoc
Closing date: Fri 25th September 2020
Provisional interview date: Mon 5th October 2020
Salary: £9.45 per hour

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 and out of school care services.

About the role

We are recruiting for Casual Support Workers in our Orkney YPSAS supported accommodation services to provide a high-quality support service for care-experienced young people transitioning into permanent or other suitable long-term accommodation.

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) or SVQ Level 2 H&SC or SCQF level 6 (or willing to work towards)
  • You have experience of working with vulnerable people.
  • You have an understanding of current relevant legislation and policies relating to care experienced young people, housing and social care.

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

  • You understand and consider the views, concerns and needs of others when taking action.
  • You are keen to develop positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with those we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • You are keen to assist our Support Workers to implement the aims and objectives of Ypeople.
  • You are available to work on a casual basis as and when required.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities.

What you will be doing

  • Developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with all support staff and those we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • Ensuring person-centred planning and unconditional positive regard approach. .
    Developing life skills with those we support (meaningful activities, budgeting, shopping, cooking etc.).
  • Planning, implementing and developing workshops or programme activities with the people we support.
  • Ensuring a safe environment for the people we support, colleagues and others including a high standard of accommodation is provided.
  • Taking a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) approach.

I’m keen! What's next?

Download and complete each file within the Application Pack below and send to (Application Pack, Declaration of Criminal Convictions and Right to Work files are mandatory).