Support Worker / Care Assistant
Support Worker / Care Assistant
Thinking of starting a career in care? Why not consider joining the team as a Care Assistant or Support Worker at a Personalised Support Team (PST) North services!
Position: Support Workers and Care Assistants
Location: Derbyshire, Chesterfield and surrounding areas
Salary: £17,495 - £19,568 per annum pro rata (£9.07 - £10.14 per hour) plus enhancements
Hours: 12 - 37 hours, full time and part time hours considered
Closing Date: Monday 03 January 2022
Interviews: are being arranged on an ongoing basis
About the role:
This role will cover two of PST North’s supported living services where you will support individuals in their own homes on a 1:1 basis and on occasion a 2:1 basis when accessing the community. The individuals supported have varying abilities and needs; some of which are complex, autistic and behaviours that challenge. The role will be varied depending on the needs of our service users but to give you a general idea of your duties – select the role profile at the top of the page!
As you will be expected to travel within the Chesterfield and surrounding north Derbyshire areas, it is essential that you have a full valid driving license with business insurance (so you can claim for any mileage!).
A current colleague wanted you to know that “Everyday is different and opens up fresh challenges. The team work is excellent and colleagues are always happy to help”.
The organisation believes it’s not about what work experience you have, but about the person you are. Although previous experience in care is always desirable, we also welcome people who are seeking a new career in care, as plenty of training will be provided. You will be given an in depth induction and help towards obtaining your Care Certificate.
If you think you can bring enthusiasm, positivity and most importantly a big smile to someone’s face, we want to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- Willingness to support individuals with day to day tasks such as; domestic duties, shopping, attending appointments and meal preparation
- Willingness and ability to help individuals with personal care need
- Must be able to work on your own initiative, be proactive, enabling and supportive
- Have a can do attitude, flexible and a great team player that is consistent in your approach following structured support plans
- To be available to work on a rota basis over a 24 hour period, 7 days a week (rotas will be planned where possible in advance so you plan around your personal commitments!)
Here are just some of the ways that our client can reward you:
- c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service (pro rata)
- Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1,200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.
- Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by the charity and includes life assurance cover
- Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
- Opportunities to join several networking and support groups e.g. LGBT+ Ally, Ethnic Minority Network, become a diverse champion etc.
- Support to achieve Health & Social Care Diploma
- Opportunities to attend colleague social events.
- Free enhanced DBS check where applicable
- £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work at the charity
- 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
- Overtime available
The organisation values diversity and encourage colleagues and candidates to be themselves.
They are an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic, 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.
Please note it is a mandatory requirement to wear full PPE including a face mask in this role and to have the mandatory COVID Vaccinations.