Waking Nights Support Workers

Job details
Posting date: 08 April 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 08 May 2021
Location: Girvan, South Ayrshire
Company: Quarriers
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 001166

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Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers.

Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? As a Support Worker at Quarriers, you do not require previous experience or qualifications as we provide full training. We are looking for caring individuals who share Quarriers values.

Quarriers Homelife Girvan Project opened as a community-based house for people with learning disabilities in 1984. Homelife Girvan's main aim is to support adults with a learning disability to live Independently in the community.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation. We also pay sleepover hours at £9.50 per hour.

We are looking for Waking Nights Support Workers to assist in supporting people who have a learning disability. Shifts will be from 10pm - 7:30am with 1 male and 1 female member of staff on each shift. These roles will involve working in a core and cluster accommodation for people with learning disabilities. The building consists of 11 flats with 1 communal staff flat.

This role will include carrying out regular checks of the flats, administering medication if required, carrying out personal care if required, as well as dealing with any issues that may arise.

The successful candidates will have a number of key objectives and accountabilities including:

To contribute to the planning, reporting and reviewing of the individual’s person-centred, outcome-based support plan, completing accurate daily recordings & summaries as required
To provide the appropriate levels of practical support required at home and within the community, including undertaking household duties, managing their finances and administering medication where required
To support the formation of appropriate relationships with ‘non-paid’ people to enable the person supported to sustain and build their own social circle and support network
To participate alongside the people supported in social, leisure, learning and work activities as appropriate e.g.. attending college, swimming, going on holiday, as well as supporting them with attending places of worship and contributing to their local community
To participate in teamwork, developing professional relationships with the staff team and with significant others, such as the person’s family, advocates, social work and health professionals and Quarriers functional support departments to benefit the overall support provided to the individual
To represent the People We Support and Quarriers at appointments and reviews with medical practitioners, social workers, families and other agencies as required
To act as a key worker to designated people supported in the service
To act as lead person on shift as required
To uphold the values and principles of Quarriers and to work at all times within the organisation’s professional and administrative policies and practice guidelines.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

If you wish for more information this role please contact the hiring manager Jean Houston on 01465 712 515.​​​​​​​

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.


Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.
We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.


Help with training and development

We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications.
We are an SVQ accredited centre.
We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
The opportunity to work additional hours in another service.
Help with family life

Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
Opportunity to join our HSF Employee Benefits service.
Extra support when you need it

Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
Workplace pension.
Extra Benefits

Christmas savings scheme.
Cycle to work scheme.
Long service rewards.

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