Our client is looking for Specialist Support Workers to provide health and social care support to deaf individuals in Leeds.
Their service in Leeds is a brand-new supported living service for 4 clients who are deaf with complex needs and/or mental health conditions. Some clients may be moving directly from inpatient hospitals.
Position: Specialist Support Worker
Salary: Night working includes an ability to earn up to £29,210 per annum full-time
Pay Rates: £12.50 per hour - day rate / £14.00 per hour - night shift
Hours: We are looking for waking nights and bank staff
Benefits: The employer will work alongside you during your career with them to maximise your full potential with training and development to help you become the best you!
Join their learning pathway with BSL, they offer paid training and development to further your BSL knowledge.
Being a permanent employee, you will also receive the following:
- 25 days holiday per holiday year plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
- 2 wellbeing days (pro-rata)
- After 3 months auto enrolled in the NOW pension scheme at prevailing rates
- After successful completion of the probation period (normally 6 months) eligible to join Scottish widows pension employee contributes 5%, employer 6%
- Eye care vouchers
- 5 days paid study leave per year (CPD) (pro-rata)
- Expenses policy which allows payments for items when working away from home
- 2x salary life assurance scheme (death in service)
- Fully funded BSL training
- Generous sick pay policy
- Perkbox (including 25 flexible points every month)
- Refer a friend £200 voucher for both the referee and referrer.
About the Role:
You will become a key worker to a client, supporting them with independent living skills, emotional support, monitoring of their medication, and where appropriate maintaining safety, privacy, and dignity in accordance with CQC regulations and organisation policies and procedures.
If you have the passion to make a difference, have the experience outlined below, and are interested in working for this amazing charity then they would be delighted to hear from you:
They are looking for people with:
- Experience working with people with Learning Disabilities and/or Mental Health where the diagnosis is complex and may present behaviour that can challenge.
- Experience working in supported living services/or residential care services.
- Experience working with deaf people is desirable but not essential.
- British Sign Language (BSL) skills or a willingness to learn BSL and deaf cultural awareness (full BSL training will be provided)
- Excellent communications skills
- Experience in Prevention Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) or are you willing to undertake this training.
They will offer full BSL training.
You will receive an in-depth induction to give you insight into their charity and what they do, and how you will be able to help them deliver its mission.
Well-being is at the heart of everything this charity does! It's not just about their clients, it's about you too!
Let’s get you onboard to start your journey!
The Charity positively encourages applications from deaf people, disabled people, people of colour, and people from the LGBTIQA+ community. We will support all applicants along the journey of our recruitment process.
Offers of work are subject to Enhanced DBS checks, Right to Work checks, Satisfactory references, and Medical Health clearance.
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PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by Social Care People on behalf of the organisation. #INDSCP