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Care Support Worker

Employer
Peabody
Location
South Benfleet, Essex
Salary
£18,525 per annum (£9.50 per hour)
Closing date
6 Aug 2021

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Function
Other Housing jobs
Seniority
Assistant / coordinator
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Peabody have an exciting opportunity for Care Support Workers to join our team based in Benfleet. 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 there is personal care involved in this role.

About the Care Support Worker role:

This is a visiting service, where you will assist people to live well at home, be independent and connected to their own community. We are looking for caring and compassionate people where you will support and ensure that they are assisted to make choices and be involved in all aspects of their life.

This will involve supporting customers to budget, support with medication & reordering, shopping, social activities, occasional personal care, housework & preparing/cooking meals. You will work within agreed boundaries, following operational guidance, policies and procedures. You will advocate for the people you support so that they are protected from harm and able to exercise their human rights.

Responsibilities of our Care Support Worker:

This will involves supporting customers to budget, support with medication & reordering, shopping, social activities, occasional personal care, housework & preparing/cooking meals.

You will work within agreed boundaries, following operational guidance, policies and procedures.

You will advocate for the people you support so that they are protected from harm and able to exercise their human rights.

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

- Empathetic & kind

- You must be comfortable carrying out minimal personal care on behalf of the customers & supporting them with all aspects of daily living.

- Excellent communication skills both written & spoken English

- Basic IT skills

The role can be demanding at times so you need to be resilient. Previous experience is not essential.

Candidates must be able to work a two week rolling rota which has a mixture of shifts: 7am to 2.30pm, 2.30pm to 10pm (Shift times may be subject to change to meet needs of the service).

Due to our locations, it is essential you have a full driving licence and use have their own car.

Benefits of becoming our Care Support Worker:

- 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 service

- 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 Worker, 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.

Company

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
Website:
Telephone
0845 055 0261
Location
45 Westminster Bridge Road
London
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London
SE1 7JB
United Kingdom
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