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RNIB - Support Worker
Post: Support Worker
Hours: 24 hours per week
Salary: £15,865 pro rata
Location: Fife Scotland
Contract type: Permanent
Do you have great all round communication skills, enthusiasm and thrive in a busy environment? Do you have a "can do" attitude and want to work with adults who have a learning disability and sight loss? Do you enjoy the challenge of working within a changing environment where you can make a difference?
If so, RNIB have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment and Learning Disability/Complex Needs Services (VILD). They offer unique, personalised care and support services for people with sight loss. Working with VILD you will learn how to identify hidden sight loss. You will be involved in helping the customer to create their own individual service design; you will support and encourage development of choice, control and confidence.
This position will require someone with strong values in providing intellectual, emotional, social, personal and physical support. You will enable people to develop new skills and attend activities of their choice including, baking, sensory interaction, walking, music, art, bowling, cinema etc.
Applicants must be aged 21 or over and hold a full driving licence for two years or more. (They may consider well-qualified applicants who will have held a full driving licence for 2 years at completion of probationary period).This is to comply with RNIB insurers requirements.
In exchange they offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:
26 days (pro rata) holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service;
Excellent pension schemes
Specialist induction training and potential for SVQ 3 following initial year contract
If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please download the application form from their website, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification) and return it to e-mail: [email protected], quoting reference number 9282.
Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG Scheme) and appropriate references.
They are the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and they're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.
Please note closing date for applications is 23.59 on Wednesday 10 January 2018 and interviews will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018.