Certitude Support
City of London, London
£10.07 per hour
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Support Worker

Location: Orpington
Application Deadline: 27th July 2020
Salary: £10.07 per hour (£19,743.12 per annum)
Region: Bromley

Job Summary

As a Support Worker in our Orpington Services, you will be required to support people with high support needs, in all areas of their lives. This will include personal care, supporting people with mealtimes and medication, supporting people to go out, do activities in the house and community, supporting people with their relationship, and to have meaningful and engaging lives. Some people will also need support with moving and positioning using hoists, wheelchairs and other equipment. As people need support in all aspects of their life, shifts will typically be from 7.30am to 3 pm and 3pm to 10pm 7 days a week. But this does give us the flexibility to consider any preferences or restrictions you may have with your working hours.

To be a successful Support Worker, you will need to demonstrate:

- A practical and organised approach – willing to get involved by working with the people you support and helping them to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives e.g. supporting them with, personal care, cooking, medication, attending fun activities, housework, laundry, recreational house activities, attending medical appointments on time
- Able to motivate others and build their confidence to try new things, meet new people, develop friendships, be active members of their community
- Ability to build meaningful relationships with people that do not use words, by learning different ways to communicate and engage with the people you support
- Ability to work within a team structure and understand the importance of teamwork in relation to achieving desired goals and outcomes. This includes working as part of a team on a 7 day a week rota with early and late shifts
- Ability to use a range of technology - internet, emails, databases, Microsoft Office, Excel, smart phones, iPads/tablets

We will trust you to:

- Ensure people are supported in everyday tasks in a respectful way that meets their individual needs and preferences and enables them to do as much as possible themselves and gives them as much choice, control and involvement as possible – whether it is assistance to eat, wash, enhancing their mobility, providing medication, communicating their needs, working out their money, getting in touch with friends, taking part in classes, being active members of their communities
- Balance creating opportunities for people to try new things and make choices for themselves in a risk assessed environment
- Build great relationships with the people we support and the people important in their lives (families, other staff, and external professionals)
- Develop and implement individual support plans that focus on individuals’ preferences and needs and maximise and maintain their personal independence all the while promoting rights, choices and independence
- Recognise the qualities and strengths of each individual

What’s in it for you?

- A competitive salary
- Salary exchange scheme
- A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop
- An attractive package of 33 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance counselling
- We will pay for your Enhanced DBS
- Eye care vouchers
- Travel season ticket loan & cycle to work scheme (eligible after 1 year’s service)

All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Posted on: 01 July 2020
Closed date: 27 July 2020
Job ref: ACAGJ2707/PK-HL
Tags: Support Worker