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Care Support Workers

Basildon, Essex
£18,525.00 per annum
Closing date
6 Aug 2021

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Peabody have an exciting opportunity for Care Support Workers to join our team in Basildon. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £18,525 per annum (£9.50 per hour).

Please note this role involves elements of personal care.

About the Care Support Workers role:

Basildon visiting team is a small team of Care Support Workers who support customers to remain independent within their own home & community. Areas we cover are Basildon, Billericay, Pitsea & Wickford.  This role will suit those of you who can work with minimal supervision & have the ability to use their own initiative. Customers are looking for support from staff that genuinely care about them, that their staff listen to them & act accordingly.

Responsibilities of our Care Support Workers:

- Provide social, practical and emotional support to customers so that the individual supported can achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

- Where required support people with all activities of daily living including providing personal care in a way the respects their dignity.

- Participate actively in personalised support planning, ensuing that the person we support has maximum choice and control in their life.

- Support individuals to pursue hobbies and leisure activities at home and in their community.

- Bring ideas and enthusiasm to your role, search out new and innovative opportunities with the people you support.

- Protect the safety of the people you are supporting, following all management plans consistently including those relating to health, diet, medication, finances and behaviour.

- Be observant to changes in the happiness and wellbeing of the people you support raise concerns and get help where required.

- Report concerns about abuse or safeguarding issues as per policy.

- Assist the people you support in the day to day management of their homes, liaising with the Landlord about the maintenance and upkeep of the premises and all fixtures and fittings where required.

- Support individuals to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with their family, friends, carers and other professionals.

- Assist people to observe religious, cultural and personal beliefs.

What we’re looking for in our Care Support Workers:

- GCSE English or equivalent

- DBS that is satisfactory to Peabody

- Experience of providing support to the designated client group either in a volunteering or professional role

- Ability to communicate effectively with customers, staff and stakeholders in plain, easy to understand English, both in writing and verbally

- Ability to work flexibly to meet customer needs and service requirements, including working evenings and weekends where the service requires it

- Ability to work as part of a team and build and maintain effective and supportive relationships with peers and partners

- Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals

- Basic IT skills to include use of Microsoft Office and ability to maintain electronic records, with attention to detail

Benefits of becoming our Care Support Workers:

- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

- Up to 4% pension contribution matched 1:1

- Flexible benefits of 1% of salary with a minimum of £300

- Spot Bonus awards

- Long Service awards

- Paid Induction Training and support to complete the Care Certificate (if required for the role)

- Paid DBS (roles that require enhanced checks will include both the child and adult barring checks)

- Opportunities to gain skills and experience

- 24/7 access to a confidential employee assistance programme line

- Paid Mileage at 45p per mile (as applicable)

- Sick pay

- Recognition through our WOW! Awards

Closing date: 5pm Friday 6th August 2021

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Care Support Workers, please click ‘apply’ now!

We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries, and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce and all opportunities provided by The Peabody Group.


About Peabody

About us

Peabody has nearly 160 years of history, experience and expertise. We were founded in 1862 by the remarkable American banker, diplomat and philanthropist, George Peabody. With over 67,000 homes, we’re one of the largest housing providers in London and the South East.

What we do

We deliver services to 133,000 residents, 16,000 care and support customers as well as the wider communities in which we work.

We are here to help make people’s lives better. We do this by developing and delivering reliably good modern services, building and maintaining the best quality developments, working with local communities and building long-term partnerships, and  growing and using our position of influence to create positive change.

We focus on those who need our help the most, working with people and communities to build resilience and promote wellbeing. We create and invest in great places where people want to live.

Working for us

We're a thriving human and kind organisation with people at our heart.

If you join us you'll be part of something special: fulfilling your ambitions and working with people who truly care.

We offer a variety of career and development opportunities, and a range of flexible benefits. You'll also have the chance to work with colleagues who want to help people make the most of their lives. We need talented employees who want to make a difference. If this sounds like you we can’t wait to meet you.

Our performance

We're committed to being transparent in the way we conduct our business and how we deliver value for money. We attained Government regulatory judgements of G1 for Governance.

Find Us
0845 055 0261
45 Westminster Bridge Road
United Kingdom
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