Community Support Workers (Full time and part time) - Edge Group Scotland - 18125
Contract: Permanent, Salary: £21,255 per annum, Closing Date: Ongoing recruitment
Edge Group Scotland is an Edinburgh-based transitions service for young autistic and ASN adults aged 18 to 35. We are proud to be person-centred support specialists, evidence-based practitioners and mentors for all of our young people. We offer bespoke, individualised, person-centred support that focuses on transitions, wellness, change and independent living skills.
We’re looking for experienced, enthusiastic, and dynamic individuals to join our growing team, working with young ASN adults. As a person-centred organisation, we aim to match our clients with support workers who share similar hobbies and interests, and so we are always looking for individuals who bring something ‘extra’ to the staff team. Full and part time positions available. No weekend working.
What might a day in this role look like?
- Support young autistic people with various aspects of their life, both at home and in the community.
- Encourage our clients to become partners in their own care by helping them to write their own support plans and to work towards a set of identified goals.
- Be a mentor and an advocate for the young people you support.
- Build positive working relationships with your clients, their families and other professionals.
- Promote personal independence and positive risk-taking.
- Work in a person-centred way, listening with empathy and without judgement.
What will I learn?
- Comprehensive induction and training programme.
- Regular team meetings and ongoing staff training/professional development.
- Opportunity to gain professional qualifications: SVQ2 and SVQ3 in Health and Social Care.
What qualifications/skills are required?
We value enthusiasm, work ethic and transferable skills. While experience in a social care setting is beneficial, we are more interested in who you are as an individual: your values, passions and life experiences.
- Experience with autism is beneficial but not essential as full training will be given.
- Possession of SVQ2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care is desirable but not required for employment. Applicants should be willing to work to gain an SVQ in Health and Social Care.
- Able to remain calm under pressure and help other people to find solutions to problems under challenging circumstances.
- A car and a clean driving licence are preferred but not essential.
- A sense of humour, resilience, and flexibility are essential.
- We expect our staff to have a skill outside of their primary training, such as music, art, or outdoor sports.
- You should be aged 23 or above.