Male Support Worker
Our client is one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting 2,500 people through their friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.
As a support worker with our client you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In this caring and creative role, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet people’s needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.
Salary: Potential earnings of £21,761* pa based on a qualified rate and 47 sleep-ins per year
Hours: Full Time, Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
Location: North London Barnet EN5
About the role:
Our client provides supported living services to people with complex needs, including autism and dementia, to live independently in the community or in purpose built services with bespoke Personalised Technology. You will be supporting people for 1 hour or more and be based in 1 location so your time will be spent supporting people not travelling from place to place. They are looking for Support Workers for their CQC rated “Good” services who, with specialist training and support, can help individuals to live fulfilling lives in the community and overcome the difficulties they may face.
The purpose of your role is to give the highest possible standards of support to individuals with moderate to severe learning disabilities, in all aspects of their daily lives. You’ll be helping to ensure the people they support:
• Build confidence to develop interests
• Feel secure and safe
• Are provided with any personal care needed with dignity
• Increase independence
• Are enabled to make as many choices as possible
• Achieve personal goals, which may include travel or holidays
They provide 24/7 support to some people, so you will need to have flexibility to work shifts on a rota basis, including nights, weekends and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to attend training courses and other activities.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job - you’ll get plenty of training along the way. Having the right values and wanting to make a difference to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life is what matters most. You will need to have good listening skills and a practical, caring approach. You also need to have basic level IT skills to be able to use a computer to record information about people you will be supporting.
It’s great if you already have experience of working with people with learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but it’s not essential. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
What they offer
Our client offers a range of benefits and career development opportunities. They’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation they are committed to investing in their teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.
Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning. Access to the company benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also, an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – our client is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status. Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through their GEM awards programme. 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays). A contributory pension scheme & life assurance. Free DBS Check.
Closing date: Friday 31st July 2020
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.
*This post is covered by The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Occupational Requirements
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