£17,152 - £19,374 per annum (£8.91 - £10.07 per hour) plus enhancements
Full Time (37 hours per week) (Bank hours also available)
Fixed term contract until June 2021
Enthusiastic, passionate about making a difference and itching to build your skills and experience in housing related support and mental health? Become a Support Worker at our client’s values led organisation.
Our client is one of the largest locally based housing organisations in the East Midlands. Across the region they manage over 9,000 homes; house more than 15,000 tenants; provide over 1,500 bed spaces for people with support/care needs, in over 250 properties; and provide more than 950,000 hours of care and support each year.
They currently have the following vacancies available:
X1 37 hour Support Worker position, full time and fixed term until 20 June 2021.
Bank Support Worker positions
The Project – where and what they do:
69 Watson Road, based in Worksop, is a long term service providing housing related support to those with enduring mental health issues. Currently housing four tenants, the large family style house provides a safe, welcoming and supportive space to allow their service users to build on their daily living skills which could include accessing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, personal care, improving confidence and independence, substance misuse issues, budgeting and debt management - ultimately with the aim of enabling them to move on into independent living within the community and aiding with their recovery. All of their service users have tailored person-centred support plans.
“This is a lovely project to work in because we all work together to deliver quality care to our service users” – Manager at 69 Watson Road.
What they are looking for – to give you an idea:
They don't need someone with years of experience, so if you're thinking about taking a step into the world of social care, this could provide the perfect opportunity for you. They're looking for a confident individual who has good values and is kind and caring, who can adapt to an ever changing environment. You will be able to take the lead when needed and also work alongside a small, close-knit team of support staff. You will be committed to ongoing development and bringing out the best you can in their service users – keeping you and their service users happy is a priority to them.
So the main question you are asking yourself is – what will the role entail?
Your daily responsibilities will be varied each day depending on the needs of the service users whereby they always aim to ensure that their service users maintain good mental and physical health. Some duties may include: taking the service user to community activities, helping the service user to access work, education or training, administering medication, personal care and maintaining service user records. Not one day is the same!
As a Support Worker, it is essential that you are willing and able to be flexible and work on a rota basis over a 24 hour period. All successful candidates will be required to work on a shift basis over a 24 hour period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. Sleep-in shifts can start at 2pm until 2pm the following day. If you are out in the community, typical shift times are 9am until 5pm on weekdays and 12pm until 7pm on weekends and bank holidays.
They appreciate the time you put in to make their service great - double time is paid for Christmas and New Year shifts and allowance is also paid for sleep-ins as an added bonus! They try to plan their rotas in advance where possible to ensure that staff can plan their social activities outside of work too to give you a great work/life balance.
Want to know why you should work with them?
As a thank you to you, they offer a fantastic range of 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 etc.
Company Pension Scheme with contributions matched up to 7.5%; including life assurance
Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
£250 for successful referral of a friend/family member as a Care Assistant or Support Worker
Employee Recognition Scheme with monetary rewards
Great learning & development and qualification opportunities
Paid to train
Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers
Free access to employee Advice Line; with a 24-hour confidential advice service
Support to achieve Health & Social Care Diploma
Free enhanced DBS check
USEFUL TOP TIPS:
You will need to attach a CV in order to apply for this role.
Previous Applicants need not apply.
All correspondence will be via your registered email address.
Please note: all successful candidates will be required to take a short numerical and literacy test prior to the interview.
As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of their LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided, they 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.
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