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 fulfil 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 wellbeing 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 Broomhill Park Service (Housing with Support/Care at Home) as a Support/Care Worker based in Aberdeen. This will be a part-time permanent position and in return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits.

Hours: 28 hours per week

Rota: 7 days a week rota where you will be required to work a variety of shifts including early/evening and every 2nd weekend.

Salary: £11.10 per hour

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

Based in the west end of Aberdeen, Broomhill Park offers 42 flats, including four double flats. Broomhill has a lovely enclosed courtyard garden that tenants and their guests are encouraged to make use of. Our dedicated team of Support Workers provide outstanding care and support to the residents and we are currently seeking to add to our team.

You will provide a professional, caring and effective service to those within our care. In return, you will be provided with extensive training opportunities and as an accredited SVQ centre, we can provide support to help gain qualifications. You will be joining a supportive team who are passionate about positively changing the lives of those within our care. Prior experience is welcome but consideration will also be given to those looking to join the social care sector, who posses our shared values of empathy and care for others.

With consistently high grades from the Care Inspectorate for the service, Broomhill Park truly is an inspiring place to work. If you are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you.

Purpose of Job:

To contribute to the provision of quality services to meet the needs of service users, according to agreed VSA standards, policies and regulatory requirements.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

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.

Supporting service users in their daily living, according to their recognised and agreed needs, providing personal care where necessary, adhering to practices which promote well-being, choice, and treating people with dignity and respect.

Assisting service users in developing and maintaining social networks and relationships.

Assisting and encouraging service users to develop skills and knowledge to live as independently as possible, if appropriate, with reference to the risk assessment process.

Participating in the development, implementation and review of personal plans with service users.

Supporting service users appropriately when they experience a significant life change or loss.

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

Carrying out any other tasks from time to time, provided they are reasonable and within the postholder’s capabilities.

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