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Senior Support Worker

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Dunvegan, 228 Main Street, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, Scotland, FK5 3JP

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£9.40 per hour


35 per week

Job Advert Location Description

Dunvegan  is located in Stenhousemuir, Falkirk. We provide residential support for people with learning disabilities, dementia and autism. The service specialises in a positive outcomes approach to help our Service Users achieve their life goals.

Job Advert Role Description

Are you a caring and creative person who is passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?

We are currently looking for a Senior Support Worker to provide 24/7 specialist residential support for individuals at Priory Adult Care’s Dunvegan located in Stenhousemuir, Falkirk. Dunvegan provides residential support for people with learning disabilities, dementia and autism. The service specialises in a positive outcomes approach to help our Service Users achieve their life goals.

As Senior Support worker specific Duties Include:

  • Working on a rolling rota throughout the week including evenings and weekends.
  • Overseeing the team to ensure the respect, dignity and rights to privacy of Service Users is upheld at all times.
  • Leading on the assessment of Service Users’ needs and the development of individual plans of care and support, in consultation with service users, their families and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Conducting Risk Assessments and producing guidelines and support plans in conjunction with health care professionals, families, social workers and the supported individual themselves.
  • Leading the team in the recording of incidents and management of challenging behaviour.
  • Leading the care and support team to deliver high standards of service to achieve planned goals. This will include the supervision, coaching and mentoring of support staff.
  • The successful candidate should have SVQ3 in Health and Social care ore equivalent as a minimum plus a relevant qualification in supervision.
  • The successful candidate must have good knowledge and experience of dementia, autism and learning disabilities. They should have experience of dealing with challenging behaviour and implementing guidelines to manage this effectively with a positive approach.
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the attitudes and values required for this role. We require positive individuals who are willing to go the extra mile for our residents.

Both personal care and participation in activities are key parts of the Senior Support Worker role, so energy, excellent communication and organisational skills are vital. Previous experience as a Support Worker or Care Assistant would be beneficial.

Senior Support Worker benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART childcare vouchers
  • SMART pension option

About Priory Adult Care:

Priory Adult Care, part of Priory Group, is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist adult care services.

When you join Priory Group you'll be part of something special. Not only do we pride ourselves on providing the highest standards of person-centred care and comfort to our service users, but we also know that Priory wouldn’t exist without our valued employees’ combined energy, expertise and effort.

As such, we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

To learn more about the fantastic work we do, or to apply for this role, click ‘Apply Now’.

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Career Pathways

As a Priory Group employee, you’ll be able to chart your long-term career along defined pathways (from Support Worker to CEO), each path providing you a fulfilling work environment and support from a world class organisation to achieve your professional goals. We want to invest in you to achieve the next step in your career, so you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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