East Lothian
Support Work
£10 per hour (£9.50 plus £0.50 market supplement)
25 Jun 2021
Driver
Part-time

About The Role

TOWN:  Haddington/Longniddry

HOURS PER WEEK:  21 hours  with a potential increase subject to anticipated change of hours to one of the people being supported. Typical working pattern would  be 1-3 shifts per week ranging from 7-12 hours including 1 in two weekends off 

Let us introduce you to Joseph and Thomas:

Joseph is a young man with severe and complex needs. He has a condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome this means that he sometimes has epileptic seizures. He has limited mobility when out of his house he uses a wheelchair . He is a happy lad and enjoys getting out in the fresh air. He enjoys people watching and sensory based activities especially with water.  He is looking for someone to join his team to support him both in his home with his dad and at his respite centre both located in Haddington.  

Thomas is a young man aged 18 years with limited communication skills. Thomas stays in Longniddry with his family. Thomas enjoys books and trips in the car. Thomas likes to shop for new books and visiting areas were he can look at farm animals. He enjoys swimming, trampolining and enjoys a trip to the park where there is a suitable swing for him to enjoy.  
 
Thomas and Joseph are looking for someone to join their team. A driver is needed due to the location.

That is why Joseph and Thomas needs you! Will you bring your best so that Joseph can live his best life?

 

Personal Assistants have the most important role within ENABLE Scotland by making a positive difference every day to the lives of the people we support. No two days are the same for our Personal Assistants but what we can guarantee is that you will be supporting someone with a learning disability to achieve their goals and outcomes – whatever they may be!

Each person we support has different support needs, so your role may include assisting them with various aspects of personal care, moving and handling or positive behavioural support whilst expanding their social networks and connections.

ENABLE Scotland creates a bespoke team around every individual we support, and our team of Personal Assistants work collaboratively to ensure the safety, wellbeing and aspirations of the people we support are met.

The Best in You Brings Out the Best in Me

The people we support have many varied interests and hobbies and have many of the same dreams and aspirations as we do; they just too often do not get the opportunity to experience these same opportunities. A career with ENABLE Scotland is as rewarding as it is diverse, Personal Assistants at their best have the potential to truly bring out the best in the people we support.

About You

If you think you share the same interests and have the commitment, dedication, and above all, desire to support Joseph and Thomas to get the most out of life; then please apply now!

ENABLE Scotland needs you and your values to help us create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

You don’t need experience in care to start your career with ENABLE Scotland. We recruit people based on their values and transferrable skills. Wherever your journey has taken you up until now, join us, and together we will forge a new path in what could potentially be the most rewarding role you have ever had!

About Us

ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and we are looking for motivated and driven individuals to join us in ensuring they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

We believe in developing all our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Person Centred approaches, planning and thinking
  • Introduction to autism
  • Epilepsy awareness
  • Moving and Handling
  • Adult support and protection
  • Child support and protection
  • First Aid
  • Positive Behaviour Support

Starting a career with ENABLE Scotland is the first step towards making a real difference in our award-winning charity’s mission to help create an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment, selection and assessment process is based entirely on values, skills and competencies required of the specific roles.

 

Note: The successful applicant will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of their start date.

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