Support Worker - Faro Lodge Respite Service, King's Lynn
Are you passionate about supporting people to live the life they choose?
It is Independence Matters vision to be the social care provider of choice, and we recruit on values and train on skills. We prioritise the success of our colleagues in everything we do, and welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join us #oneteam
We have a fantastic support worker opportunity in our Faro Lodge Respite Service service based in King's Lynn.
We are located in the heart of the community, providing excellent Care Quality Commission registered service respite support, for adults with learning disabilities 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, ensuring our customers and their families both receive a well-earned break. Support is also available to families in times of crisis such as illness or other emergency situations.
We have two part time Support Worker positions available, at 25 hours per week and an hourly rate £9.69
Mandatory requirement to provide evidence of Covid Vaccination or Exemption.
This role is subject to an enhanced with barred lists DBS check and suitable references.
What does a Support Worker do?
As a Support Worker you will be joining our dedicated team working on a rota that may include early and late shifts throughout the week and weekend. There may be a requirement to do waking nights or sleep ins.
You will be required to provide an outstanding level of support to our customers to work flexibly and be proactive in ensuring their Independence, choices and dignity are at the centre of everything you do. Some of the support may include:
Community & Social Inclusion - supporting our customers to access and participate in their local community and social events to promote life skills and individuality.
Personal care - assisting with personal hygiene and using the bathroom.
Supporting our customers with positive behavioural support.
Excellent communication skills/relationship building - supporting our customers to retain and develop independent living skills and promote positive relationships.
Empathic listening, enables and empowers our customers and colleagues.
Actively encouraging and empowering independence in choice.
Benefits and Recognition
In return for your hard work as a Support Worker and passion you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our valued colleagues which are detailed below:
20 days annual leave plus recognised public holidays. Annual leave entitlement rises to 22 days after two years' service and 25 days after five years' service. This is pro rata for part time employees.
Option to buy additional annual leave.
Comprehensive induction and ongoing training and development. (Industry recognised qualifications)
24/7 access to a confidential and independent counselling and information service.
Award and recognition scheme.
Colleagues Advisory Board which acts as link between the staff and Independence Matters Board.
Occupational Health and Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Service.
Access to great discounts through Blue Light Card scheme.
Occupational sick pay after one years' service