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Support Worker

  • Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway
  • Permanent
  • Up to £12.20 per hour + Others on description
  • Carer for Darren
Or

Job Overview

NO SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE (as part time job)

Darren is looking to recruit someone to support him in his own home with his housework and
preparing and cooking meals. Darren likes his own company and is not keen on socialising, but he
does enjoy walking and bird-watching. He has a good sense of humour and at times will engage in
conversation.

Date Applications Close: 19/06/2024

Essential for this job: Valid full UK drivers licence and the ability to drive

Contract: 2h every morning, around 12h per week

He is looking for someone who will take the lead from him and someone who likes to be
outdoors and enjoys nature. He likes to cook vegetarian food and has been known to participate in
the odd "bake off" competition. Darren has regular contact with his family and requires support to
visit them.


Ideally you will:


* Be a confident person
* Be positive with a "can do" attitude
* Be reliable, this is important to Darren
* Work well in a small team
* Be someone who can use their own initiative
* Want to make a difference to someone else's life
* Be flexible, able to provide cover for holidays
* Have some similar interests to Darren

Benefits:

  • We reward our staff with competitive salaries
  • We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
  • We have a company sick pay scheme
  • Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
  • Critical Illness cover, reassurance when you need it the most
  • Life Insurance, reassurance for your family when they need it the most
  • A really good mandatory induction
  • Ongoing high quality training
  • Career development opportunities
  • A real chance to make a difference to someone's life.

A PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits Dumfries and Galloway , the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).