L’Arche in the UK is part of a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We build Communities with people with learning disabilities rather than for them. We serve people’s emotional and spiritual lives as well as their basic needs. We are committed to mutually transforming relationships and a world where all belong.

Are you inspired to bring your skills, experience and values to support our vision of a more human society?

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Support Worker

Reports to: Service Coordinator/Deputy Service Coordinator

Hours of work: Full-time, part-time

Salary: £10.50 per hour PLUS a £500 "golden welcome" (pro rata) on successful completion of probationary period and training.

Place of work: In and around Inverness

Main purpose of the role: As a support worker you will support people with learning disabilities living in a variety of settings, in line with agreed support and care plans, in all aspects of their everyday lives. You will deliver practical, physical and emotional support to people with learning disabilities, whilst proactively promoting choice, independence and self-determination.

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide high-quality support to people with learning disabilities in line with L’Arche values, policies and procedures, Reach Standards in supported living and the requirements of the SSSC Codes of Practice;
  • Facilitate individuals to meet their leisure, social, practical and spiritual needs and promote their ongoing development of independence;
  • Assist with household maintenance, including shopping, cooking cleaning and laundry;
  • Work as one of a team;
  • Be responsible for clear communication with professionals, families of people whom L’Arche support, advocates, neighbours, visitors and other members of L’Arche who are in contact with the house;
  • Attend training and formation courses as applicable to this community role;

You must be prepared to work flexibly, which will include working evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

If you have the right values, and transferable skills, we will support you with a comprehensive training and induction plan, pay for your initial registration with the SSSC and support you to complete your SVQ qualifications.

We also have an Employee Wellbeing Programme available to all staff, and Annual Leave of 29 days in year one, and 34 days in year two; this includes all public holidays.


ABOUT YOU
Skills, Experience and Knowledge

Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills
  • SQV2 Social Care or equivalent, or willingness to learn
  • An approachable and friendly manner, and ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to work on your own, prioritise and organise, and deal with unplanned events
  • Ability to be a good role model for the people we support

Desirable:

  • Experience of lone working and supported living
  • Understanding of person-centred approaches in social care
  • Knowledge of SSSC Codes of Practice
  • Understanding of the principles of supported living
  • Cooking/housekeeping skills

 

HOW TO APPLY

Check out Who We Are before applying to learn more about this role and what we do at L'Arche.

If you wish to apply, fill out the Application Form.

In addition to this, please complete our Equal Opportunities Form and read the Privacy Notice for job applicants.


If you would like to come for a visit to find out more about us and the role please call for a chat: 01463 239615 or contact [email protected]