VSA is a well-respected local social care charity, helping support the people of Aberdeen for over 150 years.

Our mission is to provide the best of care to enable the best of lives; supporting individuals and communities to fulfill their potential.

VSA provides vital support and services to people of all ages. At VSA we support a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social well-being through a range of residential and outreach support Services.

Working in social care is a hugely rewarding career, and you can help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults. At VSA, we are looking for motivated and compassionate individuals to join our team.

VSA have an exciting opportunity available to join our Mental Health Services, Craigton Grove and Associated Housing as a Peripatetic Support/Care Worker based in Aberdeen. This will be a full-time, permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits.

The main aim of these services is to promote independence and this is achieved by providing person-centred support based on each individual’s needs and requirements.

In this rewarding role, you will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users. Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided. You must however be willing to undertake an SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent) if you do not already hold one.

Salary & Benefits:

Hours: 39 hours per week

Rota: 5 shifts over 7 days including late and early shifts and working 2 weekends out of 3.

Salary: £12.20 per hour

Location: Aberdeen

We offer our Support/Care Workers fantastic benefits including:

  • Company pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Generous annual leave
  • Refer a friend programme-Receive £200 when you introduce a family member or friend to VSA,
  • Investment in your personal development and career through our learning and development programmes,
  • Access to our employee discount scheme

Purpose of Job:

To contribute to the provision of quality services to meet the needs of service users, promoting self reliance and encouraging them to maintain and develop necessary skills to maximise their independence.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Guiding and actively supporting Tenants in Housing Support tasks while they re-learn or maintain skills necessary for remaining in their Tenancy.

Supporting service users as Tenants in their daily living through identified tasks.

Taking the lead in planning, monitoring and reviewing service delivery plans to meet individual needs and preferences, within budgetary and funding constraints.

Overseeing and participating in the maintenance of accurate recording systems and reports (both manual and computerized) to meet agreed standards in line with administrative, regulatory and management purposes

Complying with and having a sound working knowledge of necessary legislative requirements as laid down through the care standards and recognising the impact of following these standards on the overall provision of service.

Developing one’s knowledge and practice continuously through participation in training and development activities.

Communicating effectively with individuals according to agreed standards and procedures, accessing and updating records in keeping with guidelines.

Helping to provide a safe and protective environment by complying with health, safety, and security procedures, including medication, and reporting accidents/incidents when appropriate.

Carrying out any other tasks from time to time, provided they are reasonable and within the post-holder's capabilities.

Have awareness and work within internal control systems in your area to facilitate improvement in the quality of service provided