Support Worker

Employer
Home Group
Location
Luton
Salary
0 - £9,999
Closing date
19 Dec 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support
Seniority
Assistant / coordinator
Salary Band
Up to £30,000, £0 - £9,999
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Permanent

Full and part time hours available

Salary £20,000 to £24,000 per annum pro rata (depending on skills and experience)

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

We are looking for a team of Support Workers to join us at our supported living service, Nicholas House in St Albans.  We support our wonderful customers who are all young men with various levels of learning disabilities.

You’ll join our team supporting one of customers who is 23 and has Autism, a learning disability and ADHD.  He has a lively and playful character, with very high energy and is looking for an active team who can support him with his wide range of interests and hobbies and help him develop the skills to be as enabled and independent as possible. His interests include walking, football, footgolf, gym, gardening, dancing, singing, using his ipad and listening to music.  He’s also passionate about horses, trains, and vehicles, so lots of interesting activities for you to share. His team need to be firm and be able to maintain strong boundaries, ensuring that his activities are balanced so that he is not over stimulated.  You’ll support him in the reduction of challenging behaviours and help promote self-fulfilment.

Our building has been completely renovated with eight self-contained flats bespoke to each customer with a big garden (which has lots of space to grow plants or veg if he fancies that!). It’s on a lovely quiet road with lots of shops, great bus routes and a train station nearby, perfect for the commute or a day out.

About our team and the role
You’ll be working alongside Sally our Registered Manager, Becky our Positive Behavioural Support Practitioner, your Team Leader and our Support Workers.  You’ll support our customer with all aspects of his day to day living, working in a person-centred way so that they can enjoy the best quality of life and live as independently as possible.  You’ll provide personal care in a strengths-based way, as well as use creative solutions, and assistive technology where available.

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who wants to expand their current knowledge or gain more experience, who has a passion for supporting our customer and truly wants to make a difference to his life.  We will provide you with lots of support and opportunities for professional development and career progression.

About you
Our ideal person is energetic, engaging, lively with a kind and caring nature. We are looking for someone that is passionate and motivated to help our customer with all aspects of his day to day living, including personal care and to help him reach his full potential.  

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to expand their current knowledge and develop their skills.  Previous relevant experience is important (either in a similar role or caring for a family member, child or neighbour for example).  A Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is preferred, but not essential as we’ll fund and support you to gain the qualification if you don’t already have it. A current full driving license is also advantageous as it will enable you to drive our customer in their own mobility car around the community.

We also require that you have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service which we will pay for.    

Working hours
Our customer needs support 24/7 to meet his needs, so you’ll take your turn working on a rota which will include working days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and waking nights. As we’re asking you to be flexible, we’ll also give you the time back that you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!

What’s on offer?
• We’ll nurture your talent; help you understand how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and support!
• 25 days annual leave (on top of bank holidays), rising a day a year up to 30 days. Fancy a little bit more? Then why not buy up to five days extra leave?
• Access to over 800 high street discounts, interest free loans, discounted breakdown cover and payment plans to purchase the latest IT gadgets.
• Generous pension scheme and Life Assurance
• Enhanced maternity, adoption, parental leave and pay.

Plus lots more!  Find out more about our benefits and rewards package!

Want to know more and apply?
Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter. If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.  If you’re not already on our career’s page, press the APPLY NOW button.  You can download our Positive Behaviour Support Worker Job Description, and find out more about us in our Nicholas House information pack.  We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here.

Be yourself at Home
Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work!

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Company

There’s never been a more exciting time to join us, as we build and sell over 10,000 new homes across the UK.  From affordable housing to our brilliant private sale brand Persona, we’re shaking up the new build market.  You’ll have the opportunity to work on everything from affordable homes to luxury apartments and build the career you want with us. 

As one of the UK’s largest developers of new homes and providers of houses for affordable rent.  We also provide long term integrated health and social care housing.  We don’t just build houses, we build homes and develop vibrant communities where people want to live. 

What keeps us busy?

We’re building homes, independence and aspirations and according to our trophy cabinet we’re pretty good at it! 

We’re winners of the 2018 UK Housing Awards Development Programme of the Year, Silver Best House at the What House Awards 2018, and RESI Landlord of the Year 2016.  We’re constantly challenging the status quo, delivering unparalleled schemes and ground-breaking products.  We pride ourselves on building happier, healthy homes, putting space and people before profits.

Oh and did we mentioned that we rank No. 27 in the UK’s Best Large Places to work, and 17th in Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2019?    

We’re growing

As we’re building new homes, we’re growing our team too so there are lots of opportunities for you to join us across the UK.  So whether you’re acquiring land, designing places, delivering schemes, selling homes or regenerating neighbourhoods.  You’ll be working alongside brilliant people to unlock bold opportunities, exciting new partnerships and collaborative projects across the UK. 

Join us

You can find out more about us and our current vacancies on our website at www.homegroup.org.uk/careers or on our Facebook and Linkedin pages.    

High-flying career, work life balance, brilliant benefits and a cherry on top!  There are so many reasons you’ll love working at Home Group.  https://youtu.be/624xZO1nXqY

 

Find Us
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Location
2 Gosforth Park Way
Gosforth Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE12 8ET
United Kingdom
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