Working in social care is incredibly rewarding, but it’s not for everyone.

Take our short quiz to find out whether you’re suited to life as a carer.

  • Patience

    Many of our service users need help with day-to-day activities like shopping, cooking and personal wellbeing. Our carers are there to help them manage these activities whilst teaching them the skills they need to live independently.

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    How would you feel about helping someone improve their life skills?

  • Support

    Young people and adults with mental health conditions or learning disabilities often need support with medical appointments, housing options and claiming benefits. Part of a carer’s role is to advocate on their behalf to ensure they get the medical and financial support they’re entitled to.

    Question

    How confident are you speaking up in meetings and appointments?

  • Decision making

    Caring for people with complex needs often requires you to make decisions and act quickly and professionally.

    Question

    Would you say you’re a quick thinker in challenging situations?

  • Flexibility

    As a carer, your role will sometimes involve staying overnight or working flexible hours to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the person you’re caring for.

    Question

    Are you able to be flexible with your working hours and adapt to the changing needs of the service user?

  • Fitness

    Caring for people with complex needs can be great fun, and we get involved with as many physical activities as we can.

    Question

    Are you a hands-on person who likes to get active and enjoy the outdoors?

  • Adaptability

    It’s important that all our service users are looked after in a consistent and professional way in accordance with their personalised care plan even when their behaviour is challenging.

    Question

    Do you have the attention to detail and professionalism needed to ensure the rules are followed, even in a difficult environment?

Great! We think you’d be suited to a career in complex care.

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Support Worker

  • Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Permanent
  • Up to £12.20 per hour + Others on description
  • Carer for Casual/Bank Staff
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Job Overview

NO SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE (As Casual/Bank staff)

Beyond Limits Dumfries & Galloway work with people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and drug & alcohol issues. Bank Work to support the organisation especially during holidays and sick leave.

Date Applications Close: 31/07/2024

Support people to live the life they enjoy. You could be at the cinema, eating out, swimming, football matches, cooking, walking, the possibilities are endless.

You could also be supporting with household chores, paying bills and daily living skills.

Never done Support Work before? Not a problem! You will be given the best training and support which will continue throughout your employment.
Character we are looking for - caring, imaginative, energetic, dedicated and we also need you to be a driver.

Ideally you will:

  • Be able to motivate & encourage others
  • Be an excellent timekeeper
  • Have a flexible approach to your work
  • Enjoy gardening
  • Be confident and concise
  • Good listener
  • Good organiser
  • Enjoy other people's company
  • Understand the concept of person centred support

We are committed to recruiting candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment, including obtaining references and PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) clearance. A PVG check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).