Link Worker (4) (Permanent)
The Rowans Respite Unit, Castle Douglas
£17,395 – £18,740
The Learning Disability Service provided by Dumfries and Galloway’s Health & Social Care Partnership supports young people and adults who have a range of needs including learning/ physical disabilities and autism spectrum conditions.
As a Link Worker based in The Rowans Respite Unit Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability to provide short breaks and respite care which is person-centred and enables people to be as independent as they can, acknowledging people as individuals with rights, views and opinions.
You will be part of a team committed to delivering high quality person-centered services based on the principles of self-directed support, ‘The keys to life’ and Health & Social Care Standards. Reporting to a Support Co-Ordinator, you will provide direct care and support and contribute towards personal planning and reviews, team meetings and recording of electronic information.
In this post you will be required to work 30 hours per week. This will include evening, weekend and sleep in work. You must hold a qualification at SVQ 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent (Band 5).
You must have some experience of paid or unpaid work with people with additional support needs, for example learning/physical disability or mental health conditions. Experience of assessment and recording is essential. You must have a flexible approach to work under pressure and remain objective whilst showing sensitivity towards others.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.
A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.
For further information please contact Jennifer Wright, Community & Home Support Services Manager on 07793 313 012 or email: [email protected]
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