Are you passionate about providing exceptional care and emotional support to help others achieve their goals and aspirations? Do you want to develop your career with a forward thinking organisation who offer flexible working and career development?
Our client provides support to individuals with learning difficulties, mental health issues, autism and acquired brain injuries in a residential setting, and some of the people display behaviours that challenge.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Seaham View, Seaham
Hours: Full and part time hours available (min of 20 hours per week), Permanent (guaranteed hours, various positions available – day shifts and night shifts).
Salary: £9.30 per hour– (overtime available with incentive bonus for working overtime)
Benefits: Our client values their staff and offer 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.
About the role:
The Support Worker role is one of empowerment, you have the ability to make the people you support feel safe, confident, competent and more importantly able and independent. By believing in someone you can help people reach their own potential as well as supporting with the everyday tasks such as finances, housekeeping, attending appointments, shopping, and participating in various activities of choice and a dedication to further people we support’s skills and abilities.
This role will include the ability to manage challenging behaviour using positive behaviour support and physical intervention skills, however, you won't be lone working for these.
The service is a residential care home for 12 people, who have conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and/or mental health.
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.
Previous experience of care is not essential for this role as training is provided. However, you should have a caring, personable nature, be confident yet able to offer a calming influence, demonstrate initiative under pressure, show drive and a self-awareness of your own development needs.
You will have excellent written and communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team and be able to learn and undertake the essential training that is required for the role.
The organisation has many valued support workers who had never considered this career change or didn’t know how to join a team supporting the most vulnerable members of our community – If this is of interest to you then they welcome an introductory chat to explain how rewarding this role can be and how your personal skills can help develop and uplift the skills of the people they support. Full training is available.
To protect you, your colleagues and the people that we support you will have had or will be having the coronavirus vaccination.
As a values based organisation, the Ethos is to ensure that Every Moment Matters through enabling the people supported to feel empowered, safe and a valued member of their community.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided 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.