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I am a 21 year old young man who has an acquired brain injury. I enjoy socialising and writing and recording music. My goals are to attend the Gym on a regular basis and also to develop skills to gain employment and to attend community groups. I am looking for someone who will be willing to learn and understand brain injury and the challenges I face. A person who has a good sense of humour and fun but will help me focus on my recovery, someone who is enthusiastic with very good motivational skills. Quarriers Renfrewshire Head Injury are now recruiting for Project Workers working between 10-16 hours per week to provide a holistic service for adults living with the effects of brain injury and their families and carers. The service offers a range of support and development opportunities designed to recognise the potential of the individual and to increase their ability to live as full, independent and integrated a life as possible within the local community. Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We are also an accredited Scottish Living Wage employer and pay sleepover hours at £8.75 per hour. The successful candidate will be providing the best support, security and safety for young people and/or care to the families of those supported by the project. The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include: Supporting and encouraging clients to gain and build on daily living skills Being able to work on your own initiative Promoting a high standard of communication and interpersonal skills Promoting equality, diversity and anti-discriminatory practice. At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives. Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory. You must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years. You should also have relevant social care qualifications such as SVQ Level 3 or a Higher National Certificate in a course in a social care setting. ABOUT US Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. Quarriers supports thousands of people across 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support families facing challenging circumstances and give people affected by epilepsy a new life. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice. Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework. We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member. What we offer Help with training and development We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications We are an SVQ accredited centre We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.). The opportunity to work relief in another service. Help with family life Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance. Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement. Childcare vouchers Access to HSF Employee Benefits service Extra support when you need it Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health. Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme. Non-contributory life assurance scheme. Workplace pension Extra Benefits Christmas savings scheme Cycle to work scheme Long service rewards An increasing range of retail discounts THE PROJECT Renfrewshire Brain Injury Service enables people to maximise their potential and provides people with the tools and strategies to manage the activities of daily living. The service also increases brain injury awareness and understanding of the impact on the individual and their families and co-ordinates and collaborates approaches with other services including Renfrewshire Council.