Support Worker

Employer Jewish Care Scotland
Location Glasgow and the West
Specific Location Glasgow Southside
Salary £20,787 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.

We are recruiting for 2 new Support Workers who will provide community engagement, as well as care & support interventions within the Community and Wellbeing team. This includes working in ways, as directed by the Team Leader, which maximise wellbeing and cultural connections for clients and will extend to both community and building-based services (registered and non-registered). The Support Worker should be motivated and creative to improve outcomes for those supported and may also at times extend to the provision of personal care.

To be considered for the role of Support Worker, you must have the SVQ Level 2 in Social Care as a minimum (you should have a willingness to undertake the SVQ Level 3 ). You will have at least 2 years’ experience working in a direct social care or support role, ideally with some personal care experience and be able to demonstrate knowledge of social care standards. You must know outcome-focused support (goal setting) and experience of delivering this.

The Support Workers will be confident using technology for delivery of support and work-based activity, have a driving license and access to a vehicle and are 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: Support Worker – Tuesday 9th 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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