A VIOLENT carer who turned up to work drunk and shouted abuse at disabled residents has been struck off.

Convicted domestic abuser Marcus Ward was employed as a support worker with young adults with learning difficulties when his booze-fuelled rants started.

In December 2015, he went to work at the Beechmount residential home, in Johnstone, while he was drunk.

A colleague stepped in to challenge him and received a volley of expletive-filled abuse.

Ward also said in front of residents, who are young adults with learning disabilities, that he was “f****** drunk” and added: “I’m f****** sick of this and I’m going home.”

A week later, on December 21, he was asked to take a service user on an outing, and he replied: “ I would not take my f****** dog out in that.”

He also raised his voice at a vulnerable client and told them to “sit down and eat your lunch”.

On the same day, he again said he’d “had enough of this f****** place”.

The following year, on September 9, he was sentenced after being convicted of domestic assault.

Ward was ordered to pay a £450 fine after assaulting a woman in Elderslie by throttling her and hitting her on the head and body.

The attack happened on May 4, 2016.

Ward’s conduct was discussed before the Scottish Social Services Council, which has removed him from the register for social service workers.

In their ruling, social care bosses said: “Being convicted for a crime of violence calls into questions your suitability to work as a social service worker as it demonstrates that you are willing to place other people at risk of harm.

“Your actions caused injury to another person. They also have the potential to negatively affect the reputation of the social services profession and breached the trust and confidence placed in you by users of services, your employer and the SSSC.”

The panel also ruled that he had shown a “pattern of behaviour” while at work which put residents and colleagues at risk.

They said: “By attending work under the influence of alcohol, you were unable or at risk of being unable to perform your duties to the required standards of competence, alertness and safety, placing residents, colleagues and others at risk of harm.

“You breached the trust and confidence placed in you by residents and your employer by attempting to carry out duties when professional judgment could have been impaired.

“Residents have the right to expect that they will be treated with dignity and respect and protected from harm by social service workers in the environment that is their home.

“Swearing in the presence of residents and raising your voice to a resident caused, or was likely to cause, distress, fear and alarm to these residents, placing them at risk of harm.”

A Beechmount spokeswoman said: "We have a duty of care to the people we support and nothing is more important to us than their safety and wellbeing.

"Immediate action was taken at the time as soon as we became aware of the allegations against our former employee Marcus Ward and we provided full support to all authorities during their investigations and his prosecution.

"Our aim is always to provide the best and most professional care for the people we support and we take this responsibility extremely seriously."