Northampton, Northamptonshire
£17,152 - £19,374 per year
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Support Worker

Saxon Court has just recently opened in the heart of Northampton - They still have a few Support Worker vacancies left to fill. If you want to work for a caring, values-led employer, submit your application today!

Saxon Court is home to 17 residents with complex learning disabilities and/or have a condition on the autistic spectrum with behaviours that concern and associated mental health conditions. Based just outside Northampton Town Centre, near Victoria Park, this will be an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the set up team for this newly opened service.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

As these residents will be coming from either an institutionalized environment or living away from home for the first time, you will go on this exciting journey with them and play a big part in helping them integrate and live independently in the community. To do this, you will work with them to find out their interests and hobbies and plan activities accordingly, provide emotional wellbeing support and advice, encourage them to access befriending and advocacy services.

No two days will be the same as you may have already gathered. Support could be anything from making friends, personal care, painting, bowling, reading, going to the gym, park, cinema; cooking cleaning, cooking tasty balanced meals or even watching football… you name it.

But, ultimately it must be what they want to do!

Although the role will be challenging it will also be highly rewarding and you would be making a difference in someone’s life and putting a smile on their face.

Support Worker Requirements:

Don’t sweat the small stuff:

You don’t need to have experience in care as they will provide you with the required training to help you fully meet the needs of the residents. All you need is common sense, a ‘can do’ attitude, be willing to learn and share their values as an organisation.

You don’t need to be a car driver as the project is only about a 5 minute serene walk from Northampton Train Station and the Bus Station.

Flexibility is key though for this role as the shift times will be reliant on what activity the residents have got on and when they want to do it. All shifts will be on rota basis and will be spread across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. This includes nights and sleep- ins; a bonus is paid for waking nights and double time paid for Christmas and New Year shifts. In addition, an allowance of £36.78 also paid for sleep-ins.

About Our Client:

They are one of the largest locally-based housing groups in the East Midlands. They manage over 9,500 homes and house more than 20,000 tenants across the East Midlands in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland.

They employ over 1,100 members of staff, and have a commitment to training and apprenticeships. They offer fantastic staff benefits.

Their annual turnover is over £80 million, and our properties are worth over £500 million. In 2013, they celebrated our 40th anniversary. At 45 years old, they are still going strong!

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, they welcomee applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.

Location: Northampton

Salary: £17,152 - £19,374 per annum (£8.91 to £10.07 per hour) plus enhancements

Benefits: c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service, Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £875 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians. Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by NCHA and includes life assurance cover. Online shopping discounts – Employee benefits scheme where you can get discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers

Hours: 37 per week, full time, part time and bank hours available

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020

Telephone interviews are being arranged on an ongoing basis

Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as: Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.

Ref: 94185

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Posted on: 08 September 2020
Closing date: 30 September 2020
Job ref: 94185
Tags: Support Worker
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