Relief Recovery Worker - Stirling

Location: Falkirk Services

Contract Type: Relief

Closing Date: 17 October 2021

Salary: £9.50 per hour basic + £1.12 holiday pay allowance = £10.62 per hour

Specific Hours: As agreed with service

Relief Recovery Worker - Stirling

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • To establish a supportive relationship with each supported person, enabling them to maximise their own resources in order to improve their quality of life.
  • To deliver support as part of a support plan agreed with the supported person, the referring agency, and Penumbra.To assist with personal care when required.
  • To be flexible and responsive to meet the changing needs of supported people and the organisation, within the agreed criteria.
  • To work in cooperation with other members of the Support Team, and staff from other agencies.
  • To participate in training activities and meetings as required.
  • To uphold Penumbra’s Code of Practice.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the relevant systems of documentation.

Please note that Relief Support Workers are not contracted to a specific number of hours by Penumbra, but will be informed as and when shifts are available.

While we are looking specifically for relief workers to cover support in Stirling, it is possible that successful candidates would also be offered shifts in Falkirk.

 

Person Specification

Qualifications

 

 

Essential

  • Good Level of educational attainment

Desirable

  • SVQ3 or equivalent as defined the SSSC 

Knowledge and Experience

 

 

Essential

  • Experience of being in a supportive and enabling role

Desirable

  • Experience of a person-centred approach
  • Experience of working in the mental health field 

Core Competency – Working with Others

 

 

Essential

  • Builds good working relationships with team members.
  • Works co-operatively with other professionals as required.
  • Gives others time and space to express what they think, feel and want.
  • Shows sensitivity and seeks to understand the perspectives of others. 

Core Competency – Learn and Apply

 

 

Essential

  • Is aware of own strengths and development needs.
  • Demonstrates commitment to keeping knowledge, understanding and skills up to date. 

Core Competency – Communication

 

 

Essential

  • Speaks and writes clearly and accurately and ensures the message is understood.
  • Explains clearly and accurately issues, policies, procedures and other pertinent information.
  • Conveys sensitive or contentious information tactfully. 

Core Competency – Managing Self

 

 

Essential

  • Is able to deal with difficulties by keeping them in perspective.
  • Is open to change and continually improving practice.
  • Is able to adjust a strongly held opinion in response to contradictory evidence.  
  • Has the awareness of when to ask for help and has the confidence to do so, where appropriate. 

Core Competency – Professionalism

 

 

Essential

  • Demonstrates a commitment to Penumbra’s values.
  • Works to policies, procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains sound ethical and professional standards at all times.
  • Has a clear understanding of confidentiality, disclosing information only to those who have the right and need to know.
  • Takes responsibility for own work.
  • Strives to provide efficient, effective, high quality services.
  • Projects a positive image of Penumbra at all times. 

Role Specific Competency – Supporting People

 

 

 

Essential

  • Supports individuals in line with organisational values, policies and procedures.
  • Understands recovery and works with a recovery focused approach.
  • Consistently works with a person-centered approach. 
  • Supports supported peoples’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive.
  • Protects the rights and promotes the interests of supported people 

Core Competency – Working with Others

 

 

Essential

  • Builds good working relationships with team members.
  • Works co-operatively with other professionals as required.
  • Gives others time and space to express what they think, feel and want.
  • Shows sensitivity and seeks to understand the perspectives of others. 

Core Competency – Learn and Apply

 

 

Essential

  • Is aware of own strengths and development needs.
  • Demonstrates commitment to keeping knowledge, understanding and skills up to date. 

Local travel required.

Post will involve lone working.

During the COVID pandemic this post is supporting in the community and in people's homes.

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