Support Worker

Location
Derby
Salary
£8.74 - £9.92 Per Hour
Posted
06 Jan 2020
Closes
03 Feb 2020
Ref
1589
Contract Type
Permanent

Our client is recruiting caring and positive thinking Support Workers, who are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives to join their Personalised Support Team in Nottingham or Derby.

Our client’s Personalised Support Team does exactly what it says on the tin – provides bespoke, person-centred support to all of their clients, who have a range of different support needs. So if you want variety or want to learn a range of transferable skills, this is your place!

Location: Nottingham and Derbyshire

Salary: £16,816 - £19,088 per annum, pro-rata (£8.74 - £9.92 per hour) plus enhancements

Hours: 37 hours per week (part and full time hours available)

Closing Date: Thursday 6th February 2020

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:

You might spend your morning helping a young woman with learning disabilities get ready for the day by providing personal care, support with breakfast and motivating them to go to their favourite day centre.

Then at lunchtime, you could be visiting one of our client’s supported living projects to help someone with their finances and budgeting, ensuring they are able to plan for their future and look towards moving in to an independent home.

By the end of your shift, you will have helped a multitude of people with a multitude of tasks; each one resulting in a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction!

This is a role where you will really be able to see the difference you make to people’s lives. The passion you bring to the job will provide them with support and encouragement to live fulfilling lives.

Our clients may have learning disabilities, physical disabilities or mental health support needs so you will need to be willing to provide a wide range of support – but don’t worry, we provide amazing training sessions that will help you to develop the skills you need.

About you:

As a Support Worker you will be reliable, resilient and empathetic in your service delivery and approach. You need to be able to demonstrate an understanding towards individuals who are experiencing great changes in their lives that may have learning difficulties, autism and some behaviours of concern.

Previous experience in a similar role is desirable, although not essential, as full training will be provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities whilst further developing your social work skills and career. If you want to be a part of a successful team and share these values, then apply today!

Our client’s services currently operate 7 days a week between 7am – 10pm, and you may be required to undertake sleep-ins on a rota basis so a degree of flexibility is required. We pay sleep-in rates, plus double time for Christmas and New Year shifts.

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.

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 an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of their LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.

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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