Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?
Our client is a charity dedicated to improving people's quality of life and helping them to be totally in the driving seat when it comes to planning and living their lives to the full.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Job type: Permanent (guaranteed hours)
Hours: Full time, part time and bank hours available
Salary: Up to £17,279.36 per annum, overtime and sleep-ins available
Benefits: A minimum of 28 days holiday per year, Flexible working arrangements, Contributory pension plan, occupational maternity pay, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, health cash plan, access to thousands of retail discounts.
Full induction process, outstanding training opportunities, development and career progression, opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, free DBS screening.
About the role:
The role of role Support Worker is incredibly varied, this particular role involves supporting an individual with Complex Behaviours, he enjoys theme parks, swimming, trampolining and being outside the home a lot!
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn't just personal care; it's so much more. The ideal candidate for this role will be fun, with plenty of ideas for activities and fun things to do.
This is a very rewarding role, however you need to be the sort of person who can take things in your stride, remain calm and be confident in dealing with sometimes difficult situations.
Our client in committed to ongoing learning and development, their ‘Learning Together Academy’ will make sure you have the tools and resources you need to do your job really well. You will also have the opportunity to complete recognised social care qualifications.
You don't need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker, simply the right attitude, a supportive nature, good communication skills and a great sense of humour is a must.
You'll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
Due to the nature of the role a driving licence is required. You will also need to be flexible and able to work various shift patterns including early and late shifts and sleep-ins for which additional payments will be made.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.