We are looking for pro-active Support Workers to join an evolving Care Company in the Durham area.
Our client provides support to individuals with learning difficulties, mental health issues, autism and acquired brain injuries and some of the people display behaviours that challenge in their homes and within a supported living setting.
Position: Support Worker
Hours: Full Time and part time hours available
Salary: £8.99 per hour with enhancements due to complexity of support
Benefits: A clear personal development plan, which includes a Free detailed training plan for all elements of the role, full induction process, ongoing supervisions and appraisals, development and career progression opportunities, opportunities to gain Free recognised qualifications, free DBS screening, Refer a friend scheme of £400, Cycle2work Scheme, access to GP online, Employee Assistance Helpline, discounts at many retailers and life insurance.
The role also offers fantastic flexibility and rewards, as well as innovative ways of working to fit your lifestyle!
About the Role of Support Worker:
As a Support Worker every day is different, you never know what the day will bring! That’s what makes it so exciting.
This project in particular will be supporting a single young lady in her own home in a supported living environment. She will require a staff team who have experience in supporting people with a mental health condition, behaviours that challenge, and self-harming tendencies and deliver support in line with trauma informed care. You will support with all aspects of independent living, managing a tenancy, budgeting and finances as well as supporting the lady to college and building on existing skills.
As a Support Worker you will be a dedicated and empathic person who is able to not only provide physical care, but also offer emotional support to help people to reach their maximum independence in a safe and positive living environment. You will bring with you the following skills and experience:
- Positive, proactive and organised people skills, that will support and develop the people supported
- Observant and able to do dynamic risk assessments
- Experience of completing both written and electronic notes
- The ability to fully understand the principles of 'safeguarding vulnerable adults'
Although an understanding of the role is desirable, it is not essential as training will be provided. We are more interested in ‘who you are’ as a person. As a values based organisation, the Ethos is to ensure that every moment matters through enabling the people we support to feel empowered, safe and a valued member of their community. We believe we can help anyone and go above and beyond in the process.
Whilst experience is not essential we very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.
Candidates should apply by forwarding their CV.