Senior Support Worker

Employer Jewish Care Scotland
Location Glasgow and the West
Specific Location Glasgow Southside
Salary £26,227 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing Date Midday, Monday 1st March 2021


Jewish Care Scotland create meaningful opportunities that improve outcomes for those within the Scottish Jewish community. They empower the people they support to take control of their own lives; providing excellent, responsive, person-centred advice and support; and maximising opportunities for connection.

Jewish Care Scotland provides innovative, individual care across all 31 health and social care partnerships in Scotland. It owns and operates a wonderful Day Care Centre in Glasgow’s Southside that allows it to deliver services in support of the vulnerable and wider Jewish community – social work support, one-off support, dispensing advice, providing long-standing care, operating a kosher food bank and running numerous special clubs.

You don’t have to be from the Jewish faith to work at Jewish Care Scotland. However, it is important that alongside respecting the culture and beliefs, you live their values.

Respect | Compassion | Integrity | Competence | Collaboration

Jewish Care Scotland keeps the spirit of its founding volunteers at its heart. The passion and dedication it has for supporting Scotland’s Jewish community is inspiring. Strong values underpin everything it does and these values are the commitment each member of the team has to each other as they strive to continue creating a strong community of support and engagement.

During the past year, Jewish Care Scotland has adapted its service delivery to ensure continuity for its service users across the community. The Community and Wellbeing team are central to this as they work across community and building-based services to maximise wellbeing and cultural connections.

The Senior Support Worker will provide community engagement, as well as care and support interventions at a senior-level within the Community and Wellbeing team. They will work across any community and building-based services to maximise wellbeing & cultural connections and will also provide higher-level assessments of need and interventions when required. They will also be responsible for deputising for the Team Leader during periods of absence.

To be considered for the role of Senior Support Worker at Jewish Care Scotland, you must have the SVQ Level 3 in Social Care as a minimum (similar level qualifications will be considered). You will have supervisory experience, preferably in social care, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in social care or a support-related role and show sound knowledge of social care standards. The Senior Support Work should be comfortable working with autonomy, have a flexible approach to care provision and be able to recognise and escalate risk.

The Senior Support Worker must be confident using technology for delivery of support and work-based activity, have a driving license and access to a vehicle and be personable, approachable and motivated to make a difference to the community they serve.


Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 1st March

Interview Date: Monday 8th March

This search is being conducted exclusively for Jewish Care Scotland by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.

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