We support people with a learning disability to live their best life. Are you one of those special people that could make a difference in someone’s life.
If so, we really want to hear from you.
Job Title: Support Worker
Contract: Full time/Part time/relief
Hours: Up to 39 hours per week
Salary: £8.91 per hour (With additional payments for sleep-ins)
Contact: Ben Nicholson
Information: This role is shift work, which might include some long days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Driver, full UK driving licence, is essential.
Who are Ansar Projects?
We are a support provider who believe that people we support should be at the centre of everything we do. Ansar Projects was set up 11 years ago to provide specific support for one person. From this
we have grown and developed as a company and became part of the Thera Group in 2016.
Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society.
While experience in supporting people can be beneficial, we believe that it is more important to have the right attitude and approach to wanting to make a difference in people’s day to day lives and support them to develop and grow.
We offer a full training package with Skills for Care endorsement and will support you to gain further qualifications and help you to map you career progression.
Within Ansar Projects we believe working as a support worker is more than just a job, it can be the start of a varied career.
What does a Support Worker do?
The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives. Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just about personal care, it is so much more.
It is about supporting people to enhance, and broaden themselves and what they do physically, emotionally and socially. Developing their environments and communications.
This could be through learning new life skills such as cooking or actively seeking out new choices and opportunities, engaging in education and social interactions.
While some people may have more complex behavioural needs, we still endeavour to meet their needs through offering the same opportunities in a way that best supports them.
What do our staff say?
‘as a support worker I find it very rewarding and each day is a new beginning, you learn something new all the time, most of all you get so much back from the people we support, it’s very uplifting to help them achieve what they want from life.”
What experience do I need?
You do not need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and patient with a zest for life and a good sense of fun we want to hear from you.
Ideally you will already hold a Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma but if not, we will support you to achieve this.
You will need to have great communication skills, both speaking and listening and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
What are the Benefits?
The main benefit is you will make a difference in peoples lives and they will in yours.
Other benefits are:
20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
Employee support line to support you and your family
Blue Light Card registration which is a nationwide discount card scheme that is available to those working in the NHS, emergency services, armed forces, social care
Staff recognition awards for innovation and long service
Continuous on the job training is provided
Contributory Pension Plan
Occupational Maternity Pay
DBS paid for by Thera
Training for level 2 Health and Social care diploma
We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
Cycle to Work Scheme
Health Cash Plan
Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate. Apply now to avoid disappointment.
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