Waking Night Support Worker, Scottish Borders

Salary: £24,368.53 - £25,243.92 p.a. pro rata Contract Type: Permanent Hours: Part-Time Job Reference Number: WNSW/SB/409 Job Location: Scotland Job Area: Longnewton, Closing Date: 05th March 2024
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Are you looking for a rewarding role at night?

Do you want an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference to people’s lives?

Then Autism Initiatives wants to hear from you!

Waking Night Support Worker

Scottish Borders

Housing Support Services

1 x 35 hours per week (Part Time)

£24,368.53 – £25,243.92 p.a. pro rata (based on 39 hours per week)

Job Reference: WNSW/SB/409

We have Waking Night Support Worker opportunity for our Scottish Borders Housing Support Service located in the Longnewton area. Working hours will be from 10pm to 8am, and on a 4 days on/ 4 days off rotation.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

As a Waking Night Support Worker you will be working alongside the people that you support to develop their independence, by supporting their communication and enabling them to make their own choices. You will be responsible for providing support throughout the night, undertaking routines of the service including household tasks and administrative procedures.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Competitive Salary – £11.97 to £12.40 per hour
  • 31 days Annual Leave Entitlement, including bank holidays
  • Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself!
  • Ongoing Learning & Development throughout your Support Work role
  • Opportunity to undertake SVQ Level 3 qualification
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Medicash Healthcare Plan
  • Eligibility to become a Blue Light Card Member for online & high street discounts

Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

Please see our Job Description and Person Specification available in the Apply Now Section for further details.

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 5th March 2024.

Please note we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to excellent rates of pay, a contributory pension and generous holiday entitlements, you will enjoy an enhanced range of benefits designed to reward the outstanding support that staff provide. Some of these benefits start immediately, whilst others are awarded at later dates in recognition of loyalty, dedication and long service.

Full details of all staff benefits are available on our intranet once you start working with us as benefits may vary from role to role, but here’s a brief run-down of a few of them:

  • Monthly staff cash prize draw
  • Your birthday off work every year
  • Medicash health scheme, providing cash towards medical costs, gym discounts and more
  • Employee Assistance Programme – free support from experts on a wide range of subjects from childcare and probate, to managing money and work life balance.
  • Additional paid holidays after 1, 2 and 3 years’ service
  • Extra paid holidays in milestone service years
  • Financial wellbeing programme providing flexible access to pay
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Career break scheme
  • Wagestream financial planning and support App – enables you to access money earned before pay day, set up savings and gain control of your finances

Before you start

Before starting your application it would be useful to have the following information on hand:

  • Qualifications/Education History / Professional Memberships
  • Details of current employment and previous employment history
  • Contact Details of 2 Referees – the first must be from your current employer, please note that references will not be contacted until offers of employment have been accepted and permission has been given to do so

And to read through our Waking Night Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification (available in the Apply Now Section).

When filling in our application form – when completing this please make sure you carefully read the Job Description; Person Specification – essential and desirable shortlisting criteria and base your statements on these. Detail your experience; skills and demonstrate how you have achieved these. It is essential that you show on your application form how you meet the essential criteria otherwise you may not be shortlisted.

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