Support Worker

4 days left

Home Group
Swindon, Wiltshire
13 Apr 2021
13 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Support Worker


Permanent, Full-time or Part-time hours available (37.5 hpw if full time)

Salary circa £20,250 pa or £10.35 ph pro rata, based on experience.

Additional payments for Sleep-in and On-Call enhancements, plus brilliant benefits!   

Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home.

We have a fab opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, helping our brilliant customer to live a fulfilling life in his own home within the local community.

Our team support our customers who have complex support needs, including learning disabilities, mental health issues, autism and communication differences, alongside ongoing physical health conditions. While the job is hugely rewarding, its not always easy, as our customers may also have a forensic background and distressing behaviours.

The man you will be helping (lets call him T), has a fun, bubbly and energetic personality and loves the outdoors, taking part in lots of adventurous activities from hiking, biking to rock climbing. His other interests include music, singing, acting and impersonating; so if you love outdoor activities too and are combination of the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and a wannabee Olympian, well you’re just perfect for our role!  Of course, we're only kidding and what T really wants, is a support worker who’ll take the time to get to know him, who is caring, a good listener, positive and encouraging. Don’t worry there won’t be an audition and you’ll find Simon Cowell on our job interview panel!

With the help of our Team Leaders and clinical team, you’ll help T to participate in his favourite things as well as trying new things through positive risk taking. You’ll provide consistent support when he’s finding things a bit difficult and find creative ways to help him participate in daily living activities aimed at increasing his independence.

About our team

You’ll work for Deb our Registered Manager who has worked for Home Group for 5 years.  Deb has loads of experience in working with customers with both mental health and learning disabilities and has a clinical background in nursing. Deb was also an accredited psychotherapist in a previous life before joining Home Group and is perfectly placed to help you settle into your new role!

Outside of doing her job, you’ll find Deb spending quality time with her family and when we can again, she loves cooking for friends and cheering on her local football team. 

Where you’ll work

You’ll work primarily with T in his own home in Swindon, as well as assisting him in the community. But there will likely be opportunities to work with our other customers in Swindon!  You can use public transport to support him and we’ll pay your expenses to cover this!

Working hours

T needs our support 24/7, so you’ll take your turn working on a rota basis which includes working days, evenings, weekends, and bank holidays. You’ll also be asked to help cover night shift when your permanent nights colleagues are off. Finally, you could be asked to do a sleep in shift and pay you an enhancement for that. The great news is that being flexible works both ways, as we’re asking you to be flexible for T, we’ll give you the time you need to do the things that matter to you!   

About you

You’re passionate and motivated to assist T with any aspect of his day to day living. You’ll be able to work in a person centred and strengths-based way, assisting him to enjoy the best possible quality of life.  You’ll help change his life for the better by involving him and his support network) in working towards his aspirations.  You’ll provide personal care in a strengths-based way to facilitate greater independence, as well as use creative solutions, and assistive technology where available, to support independence.

Ideally, you’ve worked in a similar job before, and it’s important that you’re prepared to provide personal care and have experience of helping customers to reach their full potential.  In a perfect world you hold a level 2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care (or are prepared to study for this with our support), you have a great knowledge of professional boundaries, safeguarding, risk assessment and working with personalised support plans.

When you start the job, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

How we’ll support you

Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll develop your talent, help you learn quickly how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and development! You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing and to take positive risks to enable his successful journey to have his own home and being part of his community. If required (and only as a last resort), you may need to use physical intervention and we will provide you with training and support to do this safely.

We want you to get the right balance and to be always at your best to continue to deliver brilliant outcomes for our customer.  So, your wellbeing and taking time back when you need it too is our top priority!

Want to know more?

If you’re not reading this advert on our job pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the PBS Support Worker, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here and how we have supported our colleagues during Covid. We know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

During Covid

We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We’re doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.

To apply

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

You’re unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So, whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences and make Home Group a great place to work!

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