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Senior Community Support Worker

North West (On-site)
Stockport, Greater Manchester
£27,590.00 per year (£14.15 per hour) with biennial increments.
Job description

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of the adults and their families we support?  Are you passionate about equity, fairness, and facilitating people to live happy and fulfilled lives?  Do you want your employer to support your wellbeing and ambitions to progress your career and development?

The Together Trust is one of the North West’s leading charities, offering individual care, support, and education to hundreds of children, young people, and adults each year.  We are a not-for-profit charitable trust, so every penny goes back into benefiting the people we support.

We are seeking a Senior Community Support Worker to join our Newbridge day service in Stockport, which supports adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Complex Needs. The Senior Community Support Worker will also work flexibly across two other services based at Newbridge – an evening Youth Club and a Saturday Club for children with complex health needs.

The purpose of the role is to provide high-quality, person-centred support that meets the individuals needs with physical, health, emotional and social needs.  You will assist in the development and maintenance of their support plans as required, along with developing positive and engaging interactions.

You will provide line management to a small staff support team, developing their capability through demonstrating the right values and behaviours, mentoring staff and supporting their ongoing development.

Safeguarding vulnerable adults is a priority for all employees within the Trust.

Working Pattern – 37.5 hours per week, worked flexibly over five days. Weekend working will be required.

Starting Salary – £27,590.00 per year (£14.15 per hour) with biennial increments.

Additional Enhancement - weekends paid at 25% premium on the hourly rate.

Location – Newbridge Centre, Cromer Street, off Newbridge Lane, Stockport SK1.

What can you bring to the service...?

  • Do you have an NVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent CQF along with basic literacy and numeracy skills?
  • Can you undertake the range of tasks required, in a well-planned way that respects and values service users as individuals?
  • We are seeking someone with considerable experience of working with individuals with disabilities/Autism Spectrum Conditions and an awareness of their rights and needs.
  • Do you have experience of working in community-based projects/activities for individuals?
  • Can you show experience of working with families?
  • Do you have experience of supporting and coaching staff, and nurturing team development?
  • Can you manage difficult and challenging situations whilst maintaining high standards of care and support?
  • Can you make a direct positive impact on the lives of the adults, children, and their families we support?

Help us make a change to the people we support.

Why work for us?

  • 27 days holiday plus 8 days bank holidays rising to 30 after 5 years, 33 years after 10 years.
  • Generous pension scheme and death in service benefit, up to 7% company pension contributions and up to 6 x basis salary death in service.
  • Occupational sick pay and family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity and adoptive leave.
  • Reward and Discount platform offering discounts at high street shops, travel, insurances etc.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Eligibility to apply for Blue Light card.
  • Proud to be a real living wage employer.
  • Refer a friend scheme, be rewarded for recommending a friend to work with us
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities, including apprenticeship qualifications.
  • Long service awards including cash gifts and extra holiday.
  • Promotion of Wellbeing across the organisation including Mental Health First Aiders offering wellbeing support from trained colleague and free weekly yoga session in person or online
  • Access to our Employee Assistance programme for you and adults at your home

To discover the full details of this rewarding role within the Together Trust look at our Job Description.

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If this sounds like the place for you and you think you have the relevant skills and experience we are looking for, please get in touch or apply now. We would love to hear from you!

Together Trust has committed to paying all staff a significantly higher wage than the government minimum. By officially registering as a Living Wage employer, we are showing our commitment to our employees, now and in the future.

We may remove this advert should we find the successful candidates prior to the closing date therefore early applications are encouraged.

In order for the Trust to comply with the apprenticeship funding rules, it is a requirement of the role that the successful applicant must be able to evidence that (1) they have the right to work in the UK without additional approval for more than 20 hours each week throughout the year and (2) they have an eligible residency status for the purposes of the apprenticeship funding rules. In most cases this will mean that the individual needs to show that they have been ''ordinarily resident'' in particular countries (including the UK) at least 3 years before the start of the apprenticeship.

We currently do not provide sponsorship but we welcome applications from those who have the right to work in the UK.

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The Together Trust View profile Company size Size: 501 - 1000

We are a UK charity supporting children in care and people with disabilities, autism and complex needs in the North West.

Posted on: 11 June 2024
Closing date: 09 July 2024 at 22:59
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker, Social Work