Support Worker

Location
Colchester
Salary
£9.50 per hour overtime and sleep-ins available
Posted
28 Sep 2021
Closes
26 Oct 2021
Ref
2700
Contract Type
Permanent

Support Worker

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 that support people with learning disabilities in the community. They want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but they can’t do this without you! They need Support Workers in the Colchester area to make their vision a reality.

Position: Support Worker
Location: Colchester
Job type: Full Time, Part Time and Relief hours available (guaranteed hours), up to 39 hours per week - This role is shift work
Salary: £9.50 per hour overtime and sleep-ins available

Full induction process, outstanding training opportunities, development and career progression, opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, free DBS screening. The charity have recently achieved Skills for Care endorsement which is a mark of quality in recognition of the learning and development you will receive. This is evidence that their training provision makes a significant difference to the workforce and the people supported.

About the role:

The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people you work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.

Supporting someone with a learning disability isn't just personal care; it's so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.

About You:

You don't need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.

You'll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.

In Return:

You will receive a generous benefits package including:

• 20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday

• Employee support line to support you and your family

• Continuous on the job training is provided

• Contributory Pension Plan

• Occupational Maternity Pay

• NVQ Funding

• DBS paid for by Thera

• Career progression

• Training for level 2 Health and Social care diploma

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Health Cash Plan

• Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts

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 of working with adults with learning disabilities, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.

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