About the Together Trust
We’re one of the North West’s leading disability charities, offering individual care, support and education to thousands of people each year.
Our work wouldn’t be possible without our incredible team of staff and volunteers who are positive role models to the people we support.
You’ll be joining an organisation driven by its values and desire to see meaningful change - the people we support really are at the heart of everything we do.
We want you to grow and develop - so we’ll support you to shape the career that you want to have.
We can’t promise a job with us will be easy. But what we can say is your work will be filled with meaning.
A job at the Together Trust is more than just a job. Together we’ll change lives.
The Together Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is a commitment we expect and require from all our staff and volunteers. All Successful applicants will undertake stringent recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS.
We now have an opportunity for a Community Support Worker to join one of our teams.You would be working at a small and well established supported tenancy in Salford, close to the Trafford Centre. The service supports two young men, with complex non-verbal autism, to live as independently as possible; both at home and in the community. The service is committed to improving quality of life outcomes for tenants, with a particular focus on developing confidence, functional skills teaching, and increasing levels of engagement. We are looking to recruit a flexible and committed individual who is warm, personable and understanding.
Experience of using picture supports is advantageous but not essential as robust coaching will be available. Drivers are also highly preferred due to the individual needs of the tenants.
As our community support worker, you will…
As a community support worker you will be actively involved in supporting individuals to live a full and active life. You will do this by ensuring that you and the team around the person do all you can to deliver the agreed plans. You will play an important role, alongside your line manager and senior managers, to ensure that the team functions effectively and is supported through the attendance of productive team meetings and 1-1 supervision sessions.
Community Support Workers play a key role in developing relationships between the person supported, other important individuals in their lives and the Trust. You will also be expected to work closely with any family and professionals involved in the individuals care and ensure that needs and interventions are explored and acted on within your remit.
It is expected that you will support the individual to access appointments, formal reviews and planning of the care and support provided. You will work within a person centred framework within the service so that the individual/s supported can develop control of their lives and resources in a meaningful and empowering way. For example, empowering and teaching individual to use budgeting systems, assisting in detailed self-care plans and building independence skills in the least restrictive way.
As a Support Worker you will be expected to work on shift, administer medication, ensure good routines are in place and are undertaken to maintain the individual’s well-being. This role will extend to undertaking frequent checks linked to health and safety and daily/weekly recording systems, and implementing simple data systems to ensure that the whole service is performing in line with agreed plans, best practice and the Trusts standards.
Experience is preferable but is not essential, we pride ourselves on staff development and offer an outstanding training package and induction into the organisation. We’re looking for people who have a genuine interest and drive in working for the people we support.
As the team provide 24/7 support, you will need to be flexible and willing to work shifts on a rota basis over a day 7 period, due to the nature of this role you will be required to take part in sleep over shifts, these are paid in addition to the 37.5 hours at a rate of £62.64 and are not included in the 37.5 hours advertised.
You'll get to help the people we support celebrate along the road to a brighter future. And, be part of an incredible team of like-minded peers. Together we work hard, laugh a lot, and support each other. We also have a range of rewards and benefits for our staff:
- 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), 27 days after 5 years and 30 days after 10 years.
- A company pension plan with 7% employer contribution
- Opportunity to purchase a health plan to claim towards therapy, dental and more
- Unlimited access to our employee assistance programme for advice and support
- Support from mental health first aiders
- Follow your ambitions and progress your career through on-the-job training, apprenticeships and qualifications