Our client is recruiting for motivated, enthusiastic and positive thinking Support Workers to join the team in a brand new bespoke 'housing with support' scheme at Saxon Court in Northampton.
Salary: £16,816 - £19,088pa + enhancements for Night Working
Hours: Full time, Part time hours & Bank Hours available
Closing Date: 30th September 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:
How awesome would it be to be paid to play scrabble or plan a holiday?
Although the role will be challenging it will also be highly rewarding and you would be making a difference in someone’s life and putting a smile on their face.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the set up team for this new service. It will be home to 17 residents with complex learning disabilities and or have a condition on the autistic spectrum with behaviours that concern and associated mental health conditions.
Residents will be coming from either an institutionalized environment or living away from home for the first time, you will go on this exciting journey with them and play a big part in helping them integrate and live independently in the community. To do this, you will work with them to find out their interests and hobbies and plan activities accordingly, provide emotional wellbeing support and advice, encourage them to access befriending and advocacy services.
As this is a new service opening in February 2020, you will be required to work in our client’s other projects in Northampton (5 minutes’ walk from Saxon Court) and Burton Latimer whilst the project is set up. All travel expenses will be reimbursed during this period.
Please note that although the position is based in Northampton, you will be required to attend a one-day Corporate Induction event at Head Office in Nottingham as part of the induction process; travel expenses will be reimbursed.
You don’t need to have experience in care as our client will provide you with the required training to help you fully meet the needs of the residents. All you need is common sense, a ‘can do’ attitude, be willing to learn and share our values as an organisation.
This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people 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!
Flexibility is key for this role. All shifts will be on rota basis and will be spread across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. This includes nights and sleep- ins; a 33% bonus is paid for waking nights and double time paid for Christmas and New Year shifts. In addition, an allowance of £36.78 also paid for sleep-ins.
All successful candidates will be required to take a numerical and literacy as part of the selection process.
Benefits included with the role of Support Worker include:
- Free Health cashback plan; claim up to £100 for dental treatment, optician fees and other benefits
- 28.5 days statutory annual leave + bank holidays
- On-going training and development opportunities
- Free Enhanced DBS
- Benefits scheme offering discounts and cashback at high street shops and major supermarkets, gyms etc. via Health shield Perks
- £250 for referring friends and family who share our values for a job
- Free confidential access to 24hr assistance program for counselling, advice and support
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.