Why work for ENABLE Scotland?

WHY WORK FOR ENABLE SCOTLAND?

Learning and professional development.

At ENABLE Scotland we believe in developing all of our staff and we provide an extensive learning programme together with in-house career development opportunities.

We are an accredited SQA Assessment Centre and we support our Personal Assistants to obtain an SVQ 2 after passing their probation.

We also provide an extensive suite of courses and opportunities to make sure that our Personal Assistants are confident and competent to help the person they support to live the life they want.

These include:

• 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

Additional Benefits

• Competitive salary
• 32 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays)
• Option to purchase further annual leave
• Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
• Employee assistance programme
• Union membership
• Credit Union membership
• Family healthcare plans
• Season ticket loan for travel
• Cycle to work scheme

WHY BE A PERSONAL ASSISTANT?

A career with ENABLE Scotland is as rewarding as it is diverse.  Personal Assistants (PA’s) at their best have the potential to improve the quality of life of people who have a learning disability.

This is not a traditional carer role, our PA’s have an extremely important part to play in supporting people to achieve the things that matter most to them and help them to live the life they choose; working with both internal teams and external contacts – such as families and friends – to help achieve this.

We spoke to Kris, a current Personal Assistant, who chose a new career in social care after working in construction and warehousing. Here’s what he had to say:

“I joined ENABLE Scotland after having previously worked in construction, warehousing, retail and in offices. When I saw the post online, I wasn’t sure if I would hear anything because I had little to no experience but I got accepted for an interview and got the job. My job involves going to the gym, walking and socialising with the people I support. The best parts of the job are the individuals, they have different personalities that shine through and the ones I work with are prone to a good (or bad) joke. Also it’s very rewarding knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life for their benefit. I’d recommend getting involved, it’s the best decision I’ve made for not only a job, but a career”.

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