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Glaitness Farmhouse, Glaitness Road, KW15 1TN
£13 per hour
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Position Type:
7 hours per week

We are recruiting for Casual Support Workers to join the team at our accommodation programme based in Orkney.

Our At Home programme in Orkney provides a high-quality housing support service for young people aged 16-25, who are homeless, or who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Right There is a charity working to prevent people becoming homeless and separated from their loved ones.

We’re here for children and adults who are living with the effects of poverty, addiction or broken relationships. Walking alongside people at home and in the community, we provide tailored support and form trusting relationships to help people feel happier, safer and more confident to live their lives.

Rooted in communities across Scotland for 200 years, we’re there for people going through tough times. Our work won’t stop until everyone has an equal chance to create a safe and supportive place to call home.

Working alongside our Support Workers, main duties & responsibilities include:

  • Actively practicing person-centred planning and unconditional positive regard.
  • Taking a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) approach.
  • Arranging and facilitating key work meetings to develop and review support plans in collaboration with the people we support to meet their individual needs both within the programme and out with.
  • Developing life skills with those we support, including how to maximise income, involvement in meaningful activities, budgeting, shopping, cooking, cleaning and any other skills that aid to independence.
  • Advocating on behalf of the people we support.
  • Assist the people we support with engaging and integrating into the local community and helping them to become active citizens.
  • Utilising support plans to record and assess the progress of the people you are supporting.
  • Undertaking household duties to maintain the accommodation to a high standard.
  • Planning, implementing and developing workshops or programme activities with those we support.
  • Compiling and reviewing risk assessments for the people we support.
  • Promoting involvement in the improvement and development of the programme from the people we support.
  • Representing Right There to other agencies or programmes including Local Authority, Social Work, Housing Programmes and other relevant programmes.

Full details can be found in the job & person specification on our website.

Our values make us who we are and define our actions and behaviours every day. We’d expect the post-holder to uphold and represent our organisation in a way that reflects our values and person-centred way of working.

We need you to be qualified to SVQ Level 2 H&SC or SCQF equivalent or be willing to work towards level this. We'd also like you to have gained experience of working in a similar role and to have an awareness of the effects of trauma, however if you are changing career or just starting out, we'd love to hear from you.

Shifts are offered on an ad-hoc and infrequent basis, allowing you to work around other commitments. This is a great way to build your knowledge and experience in the Social Care sector as well as supplementing your income.

What you can expect from us

We value our staff as our greatest asset and will provide the following working conditions:

  • The post holder will report to the Senior Support Worker and through them to the Service Manager
  • Casual Support Workers work on an infrequent and ad hoc basis.
  • Right There is under no obligation to offer you work.
  • You are under no obligation to accept work offered by Right There.
  • 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata) per year. The equivalent of one week’s holiday pay is calculated based on the average weekly hours worked over the preceding 12-week period.
  • Following a 3-month period you will be automatically enrolled in the People’s Pension scheme if you meet auto enrolment requirements.

Interested in Applying?

Click Apply and you will be redirected to our website where you will find the full Job & Person specification and details of how to apply.