Support Worker - Various Hours

24 Jun 2020
24 Jul 2020
Part Time
Set hours
Contract Type
Support Worker - Various Hours
Chestnuts, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Are you a friendly and patient individual looking for a profession where you can take real pride in what you do? Want to take on an engaging role where you can change lives on a daily basis?

If so, this is an incredible opportunity to undertake great training, significantly increase your skill set and build a highly rewarding career as a Support Worker.

Who will I be working for?

Alderwood LLA provides caring homes to people who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum conditions, complex needs, and behaviours that challenge others. We offer a nurturing setting for our young adults and provide structured support that empowers them to learn, grow and achieve their goals.

Our Chestnuts residential home provides accommodation for up to six young people with complex autism. Based on Bedford Road, Chestnuts has a lounge, dining room, quiet room, activity room, family room, classroom and large garden for plenty of recreational activities.

We’re currently looking for a number of Support Workers to join the Chestnuts team on a full-time basis and provide excellent care to our residents.

Why should I join the team?

- Salary of £9.80 per hour
- Up to 28 days’ paid holiday*
- Continuous career development and progression opportunities
- Your own personal development portfolio to guide your progress with us
- Pension (with 4% contribution)
- Death in service benefit (x2)
- Awards for long service and referring a friend
- Recognition schemes (including employee of the month)
- Flexible working options
- Benefits platform offering shopping, entertainment and fuel discounts
- Employee assistance programme

*Depending on role

With an award-winning approach to staff development, a job with Alderwood LLA is the ideal springboard into a rewarding career in care. You’ll be given all the support and tools you need to deliver the high-quality service that we are renowned for.

You’ll receive your own 1:1 mentoring programme to guide you through your first six months with us, as well as interactive group training from colleagues who have already been in your shoes as one of our Support Workers.

So, if you want to empower people to achieve their best and work with a friendly team who share your passion for helping others, we’d love to hear from you.

What will my role involve?

As one of our Support Workers, you will provide a high level of support to residents at Chestnuts.

Taking a holistic, person-centred approach to care, you will:

- Help to deliver bespoke care and learning plans
- Assist with a range of leisure activities, including trips out into the community
- Support our residents to increase their independence
- Carry out domestic and catering duties

Sounds great! What do I need to apply?

While no experience is required, to join us as a Support Worker, you will need:

- To be patient, kind and understanding
- Great communication and interpersonal skills
- A proactive and positive attitude
- To be hard-working and reliable

Other organisations may call this role Residential Support Worker, Trainee Care Worker, Junior Carer, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Day Support Worker, Trainee Personal Care Assistant, Trainee Social Care Worker or Junior Social Worker.

Rotas are 7:15am – 2:30pm and 2:15pm – 9:30pm with alternate weekends for Full Time (36.5 hours a week) and Part Time roles (21.75 hours a week)

Waking Night roles are 09:15pm - 07:30am

The organisation is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and will require the successful applicant to complete an enhanced DBS check prior to commencing their role. It is expected that all staff are committed to safeguarding and working within the guidelines set out by Alderwood for vulnerable people.

Webrecruit and Alderwood LLA are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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