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Who are we looking for?

Support workers play a vital role in supporting our service users to, as our vision statement outlines, encounter no barriers to their chosen lifestyle, follow a path of choice and enrich their opportunities.

We support our service users in pursuing their goals, and also with practical things such as taking care of themselves and their homes.  We tailor the support we provide according to each person’s needs and wishes, so the job can include helping people to get out and about or to go shopping and also lending a hand with keeping track of money, medication and schedules.

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Our service users have told us what matters most to them is that their support workers are nice people who work well as part of a team and who are practically minded.

Are you patient, calm and considerate while also having a fun side?

Are you a good communicator who takes responsibility and offers advice and support to others?

Can you plan things in advance, respond well to challenging situations and budget and manage a home?

Are you hard working and committed to supporting people to live the life they want?

If you can answer yes to those questions then YOU are likely to be exactly the kind of person our service users are looking for.

As an organisation it’s also really important to us that you share our values of equality, inclusion and person centred support. Click here to read our vision and mission statements.

Our support workers are all individuals with a wide variety of work and life experiences and support workers are encouraged to bring their skills, hobbies and personality to the support that they offer.

Our support workers tell us that they love the variety of the role. Click here to read an example of A Week in Life of a Support Worker.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Linda Tuthill sums up here what being a Support Worker can mean:

…supporting our Service Users to get the equality and quality of lives that they deserve. An ordinary life; just like any citizen of Scotland.

Our support workers can tell you better than anyone what being a support worker means to them and why they do they do it. Click on the video below to hear some of their reasons.

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