Senior Support Worker - Essex Mollands lane
Post title: Support Worker
Salary: £15,934 pro rata
Contract Basis: 30 hours per week
Vacancy Type: Permanent Part Time
Location: Mollands lane
We have an excellent opportunity for a Support Worker to join our Mollands lane team , Mollands lane is a 5 bedded registered care home providing 24 hour support for adults with learning disabilities. You will be required to lead on support worker duties. This involves completing detailed support plans, risk assessments and leading on review meetings. We support individuals who display behaviours which challenge services, we work with a multi-disciplinary team and follow Positive Behaviour Support Plans, the support worker is responsible for implementing and monitoring these. The ideal candidates will be highly person-centred, enthusiastic, motivated and committed in their approach to working with vulnerable people. In addition, we are looking for someone with good communication skills and IT skills Within this role you will be required to support people both male and female residents and will maintain up to date computerised and manual records.
You will need to be able to work on a rota basis including working weekends, mornings, afternoon shifts and sleep ins.
Due to the location and the duty of transporting clients you must be able to drive a manual vehicle (supplied)
To be successful in the role you will have:
· Experience in care and support with a demonstrated understanding of the support needs of people with learning disabilities
· Demonstrated ability to conduct risk assessments and develop support plans
· Strong communication interpersonal skills with proven ability to apply a person centred approach when working with individuals and groups
· Sound literacy, numeracy and IT skills with proven ability to complete handovers, write reports and log incidents
· Experience and knowledge of Safeguarding, lone working and health and safety requirements
· NVQ 2 or Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or working towards.
L&Q Living (Because Homes Matter)
In December 2016 L&Q and East Thames merged to become one of the largest housing associations in the country. On 1st April 2017 our newly formed care and support subsidiary will provide housing and support to almost 7000 customers.
There has never been a more exciting time to join a housing association; we have ambitious plans for our care and support subsidiary and with this we need ambitious and hardworking housing staff who share our vision and values.
Our Vision: Everyone should have a quality home they can afford
People - we care about the happiness and wellbeing of our customers and employees
Passion - we approach everything with energy, drive, determination and enthusiasm
Inclusion - we draw strength from our differences and work collaboratively
Responsibility - we own problems and deliver effective, lasting solutions
Impact - we measure what we do by the difference we make
We have a competitive benefits package and reward our staff with the following benefits: Excellent Pension and life assurance scheme Childcare vouchers Season ticket loan Cycle to work schemes Advantage Discount Scheme Health and Wellbeing scheme Comprehensive learning and development programmes We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services, providing our employees with interesting challenges for their personal and career development whilst also striking the right balance between work and family life.
Closing Date 5th March 2017
Role Profile 2017.pdf
Safeguarding Recruitment Statement
East Thames is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Equality & Diversity Statement
East Thames is a diverse organisation that represents differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstances - we welcome all applicants. We want everyone to feel valued and included at East Thames and to be able to achieve their full potential. East Thames is opposed to any form of unlawful discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.