Support Worker

Recruiter
Home Group
Location
Kent
Salary
£10,000 - £19,999
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
19 Aug 2021
Ref
211104
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support Worker
Broadstairs, Kent
Permanent, Part time (18 hpw)
c£23,000 per annum Pro Rata plus sleep in enhancements

Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home
We have a rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, helping our brilliant customers to live a fulfilling life in their own home within the local community. 
You will be supporting our wonderful customer, a gentleman in his 40’s, who is fun and bubbly at heart. He is looking for an equally as bubbly team to provide support and encouragement, helping him enjoy the best quality of life through assisting with daily living activities and increasing his independence. He has a wide range of interests and loves to be outdoors interacting with people. He also has a passion for football and thinks Tottenham Hotspurs are “the best team in the world” so anyone who shares this point of view would go down an absolute treat. His family are incredibly important to him and will work closely to improve his future health and wellbeing, our customer is considered as the primary focus in every decision made to ensure positive outcomes are achieved.  
You’ll be part of a team of Care Workers providing support to our customer that is person-centred, recognises someone’s past life and experiences and builds on their strengths.  With your Team Leaders and Deputy Manager, you’ll be assisting him to enjoy the best quality of life and live as independently as possible.

About our team
You’ll be working alongside our Regional Transforming Care Manager, and Lucy our Deputy Manager, as well as our brand-new team of PBS Support Workers and clinical colleagues who are super passionate about supporting our customer to reach their goals and celebrate their achievements. 

Where you’ll work
You’ll work primarily with our one customer in their own home in Broadstairs, as well as supporting him in the community. But there may be opportunities to work with our other customers in Kent!  You can use public transport to support our customer and we’ll pay your expenses to cover this!

Working hours
Our customer needs 24/7 help to meet his needs, so you’ll take your turn with your team working on a rota.  Shifts available include days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays or waking nights. You may also be required to do sleep ins in which an enhancement will be paid.  As we’re asking you to be flexible for our customer, we’ll also give you the time back that you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you! 

About you
You’re passionate and motivated and will impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing our customer to work towards their goals and aspirations.  You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively. You’ll also be willing to provide personal care when required, so some experience in physical assistance to help wash, (shower or bath) dress, oral care is also highly desirable. 
You’ll have relevant experience and it would also be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are important to us.  You’ll ideally hold Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or be willing to study for this which we’ll support you with. 
When you join, 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
We’ll develop your talent and 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 be having 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.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Positive Behaviour Support Worker job description  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 we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

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.

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.

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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