Support Worker

£9.92 - £9.92 Per Hour + enhancements for Night Working and sleep-ins
04 Oct 2019
31 Oct 2019
NFP People
Contract Type

Our client is recruiting for motivated, enthusiastic and positive thinking Support Workers to join the team in a supported living service at Patrick Court in Burton Latimer.

Location: Burton Latimer

Salary: £19,088 pa (£9.92ph) + enhancements for Night Working and sleep-ins

Hours: 37 hours per week, Full Time, over different shift patterns

Closing Date: 31st October 2019

As well as a great benefits package and flexible, family friendly working policies, our client fully supports the career progression of their staff and on-going training is provided, as well as opportunities to progress within the organisation. In short, it’s a great place to work!

About the role of Support Worker:

Our client is one of the largest locally based housing organisations in the East Midlands. Across the region they manage over 9,000 homes; house more than 15,000 tenants; provide over 1,500 bed spaces for people with support/care needs, in over 250 properties; and provide more than 500,000 hours of care and support each year.

Patrick Court is rated “outstanding” by CQC and is a project for adults with autism and learning disabilities. They are looking for caring and motivated Support Workers to join their dedicated team in Burton Latimer.

Support provided to these adults will be aimed at helping them live independently and do the same things you would do in everyday life; this could be anything from domestic tasks and personal care to accessing social/leisure activities. Although the role is challenging, it is highly rewarding at the same time as the little things you do every day will have life-changing results for the people you support.

Please note that due to the needs of the customers, there may be an element of moving and handling involved in the role; as such, you will need to be willing and able to undertake these duties.

About you:

As one of our client’s highly valued Support Workers, you will provide a person-centred approach to service users, devising and implementing individual care and/or support plans with risk assessments to promote independence.

An exceptional communicator, you will liaise effectively with both internal and external agencies to ensure a ‘joined up’ approach. A sense of humour is always a great asset in this job!

Our ideal candidate will be a positive and proactive team player who is determined to make a difference in a vulnerable person's life. Ideally you will have experience of supporting people with Autism and/learning disabilities, you will be resilient and confident, able to demonstrate a robust and safe approach to dealing with challenging/complex behaviours.

A full UK driving licence is required along with a flexible approach to working hours to meet the demands of the role.

In Return:

Benefits included with the role of Support Worker include:

  • c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years service
  • Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.
  • Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by NCHA and includes life assurance cover
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
  • Free enhanced DBS check where applicable
  • £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member
  • Employee Recognition Scheme
  • Great learning & development and qualification opportunities
  • Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers
  • Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors

As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups and disabled candidates.

Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as: Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.

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