We are working with an exciting organisation that is seeking Support Workers to support and enable adults with their daily routines.
Position: Support Worker
Hours: Full time, Part time or bank hours
Salary: £22,368.06 per annum / £11 per hour (pro rata for part time)
Benefits: 20 days annual leave (plus Bank holidays), Pension, Employee discount programme (discounts on your weekly food shop, gym membership, wellness products, travel & much more!) £500 refer a friend, £150 per quarter Attendance and Training Bonus, Free DBS and subscription to the update service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) free for all employees and your immediate family, Eyecare scheme: For employees who use a PC
Closing Date: 16th February 2023
We may close this post early if we receive sufficient applications before the closing date. If you are interested in applying, we would ask that you do so as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.
About the Role
The service consists of a block of 10 flats and as a Support Worker, you will be supporting 11 people with varied needs, ranging from High Needs to minimal support. You will be supporting and enabling adults with their daily routines, which can range from a trip into town for a cake, coffee and natter to preparing their evening meal - what is best, is that each day is different!
There are a variety of shift patterns available and the option of full, part time & bank hours to suit your existing commitments.
Key responsibilities of the Support Worker include:
- Treat the person(s) that you are paid to support with dignity and respect at all times.
- Be aware of, and follow the procedure for, reporting any safeguarding concerns or incidents.
- Keep accurate records.
- Attend training.
- Attend team meetings and supervision
- Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the people you support and your colleagues.
- Work as part of a team and support colleagues to do their jobs.
- Work with other people as required including attending meetings (either internally or externally).
- Drive a car/people carrier if you are qualified to do so.
- Undertake any other appropriate duties as required by the people you support or as requested to undertake by others and that are appropriate to your grade.
- Perform all duties in accordance with the organisation s policies and procedures.
If you have excellent communication skills and can adapt your communications appropriately according to the audience and individuals needs, then we are interested in hearing from you. You do not need to have worked in the care industry before as long as you have the passion to care for others, we will provide all the training you will need to become a great Support Worker. The work may involve supporting people with their personal care (for example washing, toileting or shaving).
To succeed in the role of Support Worker, your key skills will include:
- Enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards supporting people with learning disabilities/physical disabilities/mental health issues and autism to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
- To have good communication skills (both written and oral), including listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively with the people we support using a variety of different methods as required.
- To be ambitious for the people we support and willing to support them in whatever activities they choose to do.
- To understand the rights of the people we support.
- To understand the duties of staff within the homes of people we support and the community.
- To be able to support individuals to learn new skills.
- To be caring, patient and sensitive to the needs of the people we support.
- To be able to provide personal care when required in a sensitive manner.
- To be able to understand and follow written policies and other documents, some of which contain technical language.
About the Organisation
The organisation is a national social care charity formed in 1984, working across much of England to provide the best possible support to people with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs. They employ around 2,800 staff to support about 1,500 people to live the life they choose. They provide support to individuals based on their own choice and don t define people by their support needs or the name of a model of service.
The organisation is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and taking action to address inequality. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who is from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background, anyone who considers themselves to have a disability and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
You may have experience in areas such as Support Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurse, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.