Support Worker – Supported Living
Thank you for your interest.
We firmly believe that to be a great Support Worker, you don’t necessarily need previous experience or qualifications. What you do need is enthusiasm, compassion, integrity and to be able to treat people with dignity and respect.
You need to be reliable because people are depending on you. You need to be able to occasionally travel between locations and work flexibly. You also need to be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing and have good basic IT and numerical skills.
As a Support Worker, you’ll care for and support our clients in their own homes in a variety of ways, based on their individual needs. You’ll deliver a high-quality Client Focused Supported Living service that responds to the needs of our clients, enhances their quality of life, and promotes independence.
We are committed to a fair but thorough recruitment process because we understand that when it comes to recruiting it’s getting the ‘right person’ for the role that matters. We have very high standards, and think of our staff as amongst the best in their field. Full training is given to help you achieve and maintain those standards.
Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Check, (formally CRB) which the company will fund, subject to the Probationary period terms and conditions.
We are an equal opportunity employer. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
Our selection criteria and procedures are frequently reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted, and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
All employees are given equal opportunity and are encouraged to progress within the organisation.
We wish you success in your application and look forward to hearing from you.
As a support worker you will support and enable people within their own supported living homes and in the community to live a full and active life through the use of person-centred approaches based on each person’s individual needs. This role involves lone working, as well as working as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of the individual first. Support is provided 24 hours per day, seven days a week, including weekend and evening work on a rota basis according to the needs of service users and where required sleeping in duties. You will be required to support the service users in a way that respects their choice and promotes independence.
The support offered includes providing personal care, emotional support, developing social and leisure interests, maintaining health and making healthy choices, assisting with taking of medications, accessing community facilities, accessing paid or voluntary work or training opportunities and supporting to maintain their home and developing life skills.
Skills Required :-
Level 2 NVQ (or equivalent) in health and social care desirable but not essential as full training provided
Ability to build good relationships with others
Ability to engage positively with Service Users and your Colleagues
Self-motivation and ability to work on own initiative
A good level of literacy and numeracy skills
Fluent in written and spoken English (Due to the often-complex nature of the individuals we Support)
A Full UK Driving Licence is essential.
Benefits Include :-
Excellent rates of pay.
Enhances rates of pay for supporting Service Users with more complex needs
£200 Refer a friend bonus
Extra days paid leave for your birthday
Loyalty Bonus for long service
Enhanced overtime rates
Promotional opportunities to advance within the Company
Continual Support & development
24-hour support to all employees
A Dedicated Office Team
A guaranteed hours full time contract
Workplace pension scheme, (to which the Company also contributes)
28 days’ holiday
Comprehensive training including the Care Certificate & Diplomas in Health & Social Care
Ongoing accredited training
Fully Funded enhanced DBS Application