Night Shift Support Worker

  • Carluke
  • £10.50 per hour
  • 24 hours per week

At SOL, we support people with a range of disabilities to live a fulfilling life within their own homes, family homes and in their local community.

We believe life is worth living when the things that matter most are present. Love, Family, Friendship, Work, Freedom to direct the course of our lives, the opportunity to learn and contribute. We believe that is what ordinary living is all about.
We are currently recruiting staff to work with Chloe, a lady living in the Carluke area of South Lanarkshire. She is looking to build a team who can support her on a 2:1 basis 24 hours a day. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to develop their skills and to be involved in helping Chloe to re-engage with her community.

Chloe is 49 years old and she is clever, fun, friendly, polite and good company. She also has a lovely smile. Chloe has a great relationship with her family and they meet up twice a week, usually involving her favourite pastime of visiting a coffee shop for tea and a biscuit. Chloe lives with Autism and a visual impairment and experiences and enjoys life using all her other senses. Sensory experiences such as massage, baking and playing percussion instruments are important to Chloe and she uses touch and smell to identify her favourite books and dolls. Listening to you reading her books or to classical music and Smooth Radio are daily favourites.

Following a sudden loss of the use of her legs, Chloe recently spent some months in hospital. She has returned to her home and now depends on equipment and two members of staff to assist her with her daily routines. Regaining some strength and mobility is a long term goal for Chloe.
 

About the role

Chloe is looking for people who are:

• relaxed and have a calming way about them
• patient and can support her to enjoy life at her own pace
• soft spoken, know when to be quiet and are comfortable with silence
• resilient with good mental stamina

You need to be able to:

• be observant, vigilant and able to read Chloe’s communication
• follow her routine rigidly
• work well 2:1 and as part of a large team
• drive a wheelchair accessible mobility car (preferred)

Experience of working with people with Autism and/or visual impairment would be an advantage but is not essential.

Job Application

Applying to join is easy. Just click on the button below and you will be directed to our online application form.

Our People Coordinator will then shortlist your application and all successful applicants will be invited to Interview within a 3 week timeframe.