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Current Opportunities

We are always looking for driven, creative and flexible people to join our Cosgrove family.

Detailed below are the current opportunities we have available.  If you are interested in any of these then please contact our HR team on 0141 620 2500 (selecting Option 6) or email us at care@cosgrovecare.org.uk

Alternatively, if you would like to join Cosgrove but the current vacancies are not the ones for you, then please register your interest by completing our Employment Opportunities form.

Opportunities in our Support Services

Support Worker - Outreach

Salary – £10.90 per hour + benefits

Hours: 20+ hours per week

Cosgrove urgently requires Support Workers to work with adults and children with varying abilities. You will work within a number of different settings, for example, community, home, college to support people to develop in their everyday lives.

The hours of work are varied and would expect a degree of flexibility to work over the weekend if required. A knowledge of autism would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Holder of full UK drivers licence is essential. 

The successful candidate will be required to be a member or to make an application for the PVG scheme and undertake registration at the SSSC.


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To apply or to request further information please contact our HR team on 0141 620 2500 (selecting option 6) or email us at recruitment@cosgrovecare.org.uk

Male Support Worker - Children and Adult Outreach

We are Recruiting: Male Support Worker – Children and Adult Outreach

Cosgrove Care is an established Scottish Charity with a strong vision and commitment to deliver the very best support for children, young people and adults who have additional support needs to live good lives of their choosing. We are friendly, ambitious and innovative in our approach.

Looking for full time, part time and sessional support workers to work with children and adults with varying abilities. You will worth within a number of different settings, for example community, home, college to support people to develop in their every-day lives.

The hours of work are varied and would expect a degree of flexibility to work over the weekends if required. A knowledge of autism would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Holder of a full UK drivers licence is essential. 

In consideration of the complex needs of the person we support: we believe there is a genuine occupational requirement to recruit a male support worker.

The successful candidate will be required to be a member or to make an application for the PVG scheme and undertake registration with the SSSC.

Salary £10.90 per hour.

To apply for this role, please e-mail our HR team recruitment@cosgrovecare.org.uk or call on 0141 620 2500You can also submit the form on this page.

Support Worker - Weekend Warriors

We are Recruiting:

Support Workers – Weekend Warriors

Hourly Rate: £10.90

Location: The Walton Community Centre, May Terrace, Giffnock

Are you enthusiastic, compassionate, creative and work well in a team? We are looking for support workers to join our group-based programme for children and young people who have additional support needs.

Hours would be Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4:30pm with some opportunities for additional hours throughout the week and school holidays. Previous experience would be an advantage, however full training and support will be provided.

The role would involve:

Providing 1:1 child centred support within a small group setting

Adhering to robust infection control measures

Promoting and supporting different methods of communication

Accessing a range of varied lifestyle with physical activity

Meeting sensory needs through creative play

Encouraging choices within activity for child led play.

The successful candidate will be required to be a member or to make an application for the PVG scheme and undertake registration with the SSSC.

To apply or to request further information, please contact our HR team on 01416202500 (selecting option 6) or email us at recruitment@cosgrovecare.org.uk

Enhanced Support Worker for 'F'

Reports to: Team Leader
Salary: £12 per hour, £24,960 (FTE: 40hrs)
Hours: 40 hours per week, a range of contracted hours are available.
Location: Newton Mearns

Main purpose of post and service description

This role provides you with the opportunity to help a young lady with a range of support needs live her life safely and independently within the community. F requires support to organise her day, plan activities, build her skills and widen her interests. You will work as part of a dedicated team to help F develop skills for living in her own home and to build networks which will support her to live a full and active life. F requires support to engage with the important people in her life and with the services that will help her thrive and achieve in her life.

You will receive specialist training prior to providing care and support for this young lady to assist you in developing your knowledge and skills.

F has many interests and really enjoys her technology. We will provide support which allows F to grow, develop her independent living skills and live the life she chooses. Staff working with F will work a variety of shifts and will also receive an on-call payment to provide any support out with.

Additional specialist training will be provided to assist you in your role to safely support F to be independent in her home. You will be energetic, committed to the principles of person-centred support and independent living and enjoy being part of a diverse team working to evolve support with other key agencies.

You will be committed to participating in developing and delivering a high-quality service, maintaining Service Users’ individual rights, whilst acknowledging the organisation’s responsibilities and processes and those of other key agencies. To work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team to ensure the delivery of safe and compliant support.

To provide support with medication and to work within protocols to deliver safe care. To keep F at the centre of all decisions about her care and life and to be part of a team evolving her care and support into the future.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Teamwork

  • To identify a clear, motivating, challenging vision and direction for F’s service under the supervision of the Specialist Team Leader and broader Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • Generate enthusiasm and commitment from F through effective coaching and mentoring.
  • To work with others to enhance F’s life and build her confidence and skills.

Networking and influencing

  • Actively participate in team meetings.
  • Be able to express your views constructively.
    Ability to work with other agencies for the benefit of the service users and the Organisation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with the local community and connect F
  • Be involved in reviews and contribute positively to the development of F’s support and activities.

Continuous improvement

  • Offers ideas to generate creative solutions and approaches to issues that affect F.
  • Be accepting of change and the benefits this could bring to F.

Networking and influencing

  • Actively participate in team meetings.
  • Be able to express your views constructively.
  • Ability to work with other agencies for the benefit of the service users and the Organisation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with the local community and connect F
  • Be involved in reviews and contribute

Continuous improvement

  • Offers ideas to generate creative solutions and approaches to issues that affect F.
  • Be accepting of change and the benefits this could bring to F.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Be able to interact appropriately with F within the set organisational standards and protocols
  • Be able to constructively confront challenging behaviours in a controlled and effective manner using agreed systems and approaches.

Communication and Information

  • Maintain documentation and records, consistent with this post using the Tagtronics system.
  • When appropriate, assist staff by attending reviews, planning meetings, medical and other appointments and relevant forums in connection with F.

Professional Boundaries

  • Adhere to organisational policies and procedures and ensure that all work is undertaken is in accordance with service users’ values and beliefs.
  • Avoid inappropriate situations and actions which could result in a conflict of interest or breaching professional boundaries.
  • To adhere to the SSSC code of conduct at all times.

Managing Resources

  • Adhere to all internal control procedures (financial, fraud, theft, misuse of organisational funds/equipment/premises etc.)
  • To follow organisational procedures at all times.

Managing Self

  • Be open to feedback, both positive and constructive, from colleagues, managers, service users and external agencies.
  • Work strictly within the confines of Cosgrove’s Code of Conduct.
  • Be able to maintain calm in stressful situations and recognise the signs of stress and where to seek appropriate assistance.
  • Be aware at all times for the need for confidentiality in matters concerning supported people and related issues.

Performance Management

  • Engage in all training as required.
  • Take responsibility for own workload and time management whilst highlighting any potential issues or concerns.
  • Engage in support and development sessions on an individual and team basis.

Service Delivery

  • To deliver high quality services, ensuring compliance with individual service user support package specifications and in line with National standards, Cosgrove Care standards and Policies & Procedures.
  • Provide a service user focus in relation to services delivered by ensuring best outcomes are achieved, using outcome-based support plans.
  • To support F in line with the daily planner and ensure appropriate standards and consistency are provided in relation to service delivery.
  • To ensure that the service provided is sensitive to the individual’s support requirements, preferences and dignity of individuals with an emphasis on a supportive and stimulating environment.
  • To support service users to maintain their tenancy.
  • Support service users in maintaining valued relationships and actively participate in their community.
  • Support F in matters of personal care in a sensitive manner.

General

  • To be part of Cosgrove Care’s commitment to the Investors in People Process.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties consistent with this grade of post.
  • To participate in sleepovers based on a rota system.
  • To participate on on-call for F’s service to ensure consistent and high-quality support.

Cosgrove Care is committed to

Delivering high quality support services with sensitivity, respect and a commitment to uphold its longstanding charitable ethos. We support the people we work with to:

  • Be independent
  • Have greater choice
  • Have a better way of life
  • Realise their own potential
  • Be valued for their ethnic background, language, culture and faith
  • Live the life they choose.

Cosgrove Care Respects:

  • People’s own values
  • People’s own privacy
  • People’s own culture and beliefs
  • People’s own individual characteristics
  • People’s own personal lifestyle
  • The importance of age in people’s own lifestyle
  • The importance of people’s own dignity

Qualifications/Education

Relevant qualification in line with requirements of SSSC Registration:

  • SVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care (or equivalent) Minimum;
    OR
  • Commitment to achieve qualifications within the agreed timescale for registration purposes.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Proven track record of a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role/sector.
  • Ability to undertake further relevant training commensurate with the grade of post and specific needs of F

Understanding of current best practice: 

  • Social inclusion.
  • A person-centred approach.
  • Care Inspectorate standards and policies.
  • SSSC Codes of Conduct & Registration Process.
  • Voluntary Sector issues.
  • Contract Compliance.
  • Voluntary Sector.
  • Supporting People initiatives.
  • Behavioural Support

Skills and Abilities: 

  • Full, current driving licence and willingness to drive Company vehicles.
  • Computer literate (competent in Word, Excel,).
  • Proven track record of working as part of a team.
    Demonstrate an ability to produce a high standard of written work.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate verbally throughout all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative in a creative and flexible way.
  • Demonstrate good time management skills.
  • Proven ability of report writing and assessment skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of learning disabilities and a positive attitude towards supporting individuals with learning disabilities and other complex support needs.
  • Understanding of Autism.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Be a member of the PVG Scheme or be willing to apply for PVG membership.

Requirements

  • To work on a rotational basis.
    To undertake Sleepovers on a regular basis with the potential for Waking Night Shifts.
  • To undertake relevant training/development activities.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to anti discriminatory practice, quality assurance and upholding service user rights.
  • Work as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team

For more information contact care@cosgrovecare.org.uk with the title of the role.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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