Support Worker

Location
Newcastle
Salary
£18699 Per Annum
Posted
08 Apr 2021
Closes
06 May 2021
Ref
2235
Contact
NFP People
Sector
Social Care
Contract Type
Permanent

Support Worker

Are you passionate about providing exceptional care and emotional support to help others achieve their goals and aspirations? We are looking for pro-active Support Workers to join a new residential service in Newcastle.

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
Location: Newcastle
Hours: Full Time and part time hours available - Wake-ins is a requirement for the role
Salary: £18,699 per annum (pro-rata for part time), Pay Review in April 2021
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 the manager and deputy manager to set up a new residential service. The service will be home to four individuals who have a learning disability and/ or a physical disability. The service is a blank canvas and a perfect opportunity to join a team and create something new. You will be involved in the support from the onset and transitioning people into the property and their new home.

About You:

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:

  • Confident yet able to offer a calming influence, demonstrate initiative under pressure
  • 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'
  • excellent written and communication skills

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.