Support Assistant Opportunities (Supported Housing)
Essex (Wickford & Rayleigh)
Salary up to £17,617 per annum (full-time equivalent)
Permanent, Up to 37.5 hours per week (24 hour rota) – full and part time positions available
Our client has some excellent opportunities for Support Assistants to join their friendly teams to assist with a supported living service in Rayleigh and a registered care service in Wickford.
In these key roles you will effectively provide support to adults with learning disabilities and care and support needs who live in a shared home to maintain and develop their independence within the home, as well as accessing the community to new and established activities, empowering each person to their own level in a 24-hour care setting.
● To provide person centred support to people with all aspects of their daily living including but not limited to personal care, tenancy management and involvement in the community
● To maintain records of support provided and to actively contribute to support planning and periodic reviews
● To positively contribute to the corporate core values of Innovation, Care and Excellence
● To be able to actively participate and contribute to providing a 24 hour service that is Caring, Safe and Responsive to the needs of the people we support in an Effective and Well Led manner
● To develop and maintain effective professional relationships with service users and other key stakeholders such as family, friends and advocates
● To take responsibility for shift leading as per the rota in operation
● To actively participate in regular team meetings, supervisions and other meetings
Ideally the candidate will have:
● Basic understanding and promoting of the needs, rights equality and diversity of the people we support of people with disabilities
● Basic knowledge of the regulators and legislation that govern our services and an understanding of where to find this information
● The ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, electronically with colleagues, interested other professionals and the people we support.
● The ability to work effectively both alone and as part of a team
An understanding of Diabetes and Learning Disabilities is desirable; however with full training provided, someone new to the sector can be successful following a successful interview.
Both services do require 24 hour support and staff are expected to work nights, bank holidays and weekends to meet the needs of the people we support.