VSA's Rowanlea House Adult Service, situated on the Linn Moor Campus near Peterculter, provides an intensive housing support and care at home service for young adults with complex learning and behavioural difficulties and autism that focuses on the development of meaningful life skills and personal fulfilment.
VSA believe that young adults with complex needs should continue to learn after they leave formal education. To that end, we engage our tenants in programmes aimed at developing personal, domestic and community skills. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of Support Workers (Life Skills Practitioners - Adult Service), provide the necessary support and care to ensure this happens, and we would be interested in hearing from you if you want to join our team.
We are looking to recruit people that will both support and work with the adults within their home to help them to develop these life skills further, as well as expand their horizons. We also want people that can be innovative and help us to embed our approach in practice within this service.
You will be expected to work on a rolling rota, which will include early, late shifts and weekend working (shifts are: 7.30am – 3.30pm and 2pm – 10.15pm)
It is important that you have experience of working with children/adults with autism, complex needs and behavioural challenges, as well as being confident in working alongside them and as part of a staff team. We will however provide full training and support.
Hours: 39 hours per week
Rota: 4 week rolling rota where you will be required to work a variety of shifts including early/evening and weekend shifts.
Salary: £11.10 p.h (unqualified) up to £12.68 p.h (qualified)
We offer our Support Workers fantastic benefits including:
- Competitive Salary
- Generous Holidays
- Sick Pay Scheme
- Transport to and from city centre to campus available
- NEST Pension Scheme
- Refer a friend scheme
- Ongoing professional development
Other Job Requirements:
To comply with the registration and qualification requirements as laid down by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) and to strictly adhere to the SSSC Codes of Practice.
Ability to work in an environment with service users who demonstrate challenging behaviour as well as being able to respond effectively to this, using and training in Behavioural Support Strategies (BSS) following VSA standards and procedures.
Implementation of communication and learning strategies such as TEACCH, PECS etc
**In order to facilitate the transport of staff to and from our Linn Moor campus, VSA operates a staff bus in the morning, afternoon and evenings to cover all applicable staff shifts**