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Support Worker - Watford

National Health Service

Watford, HC
3 days ago
Watford, HC
£22.127k - £22.127k Per Year
3 days ago
£22.127k - £22.127k Per Year

Job Reference: J192-A-21-10583

Employer:
Turning Point
Location:
Watford
Salary:
22,127

Support Worker - Watford

Contract type: Full-Time / Part-Time

Salary:GBP 18,499 based on 37 hours / GBP 22,127 based on 45 hours (inclusive of London Weighting

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no two days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours?Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

You will be working at our Parkview service. We are a 24 hour Residential Care Home providing care for up to 6 residents with moderate to profound Learning Disabilities for over 20 years. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible. Your role will include supporting with personal care, manual handling, helping with medication, keeping residents safe and promoting their independence and housekeeping as well as supporting a range of daily activities including Arts and Crafts, music sessions, swimming and even going on holiday!

Please note : Drivers are strongly preferred for this position, however, we will consider all applications.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • Helping residents stay safe and healthy
  • Assisting with personal care needs
  • Manual handling
  • Supporting people with medication
  • Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

Shift Patterns

These are 24 hour services, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7:00/8:00am to 2:00/3:00pm and 2:00/3:00 pm to 9:00/10:00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends and bank holidays.

Please note that the shifts may vary.

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
  • 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.


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Community Falls Support Worker

National Health Service

The Poynt, HC
6 days ago
The Poynt, HC
£21.892k - £24.157k Per Year
6 days ago
£21.892k - £24.157k Per Year

Job Reference: 448-RCRHCCCS253AL7003

Employer:
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Department:
Luton Falls Team
Location:
The Poynt, Unit 2-3, Poynters Road, Luton
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata

We are rated "Outstanding" by CQC with an annual budget of £125 million, the Trust's vision is to provide high quality care to the diverse communities we serve to make their lives better. You can find out more about our vision, values and objectives on our website or from the "additional documentation" menu on this page.

We believe that community based health services are fundamental to the success of an NHS that gives people more choice and control over their health.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sections of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments. We have processes in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process, including the proactive consideration of reasonable adjustments to support people in the workplace.


Community Falls Support Worker

Band: 4

Salary: £21,892 - £24,157

Hours Per Week: 24 hours

Contract Type: Permanent

Department: Falls Team
Base: The Poynt, Luton

  • Do you love working in the community and have a passion for working with people in their own homes?

  • Are you educated to NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent?

  • Would you enjoy a varied and challenging post providing a rapid intervention service for people who have fallen or at risk of falls across Luton?

We are looking to recruit motivated, well organised, enthusiastic and flexible Community Falls Specialist Support staff as part of the Falls Team based in Luton. In exchange we can offer the successful applicants a variety of interesting work in a friendly and supportive team.

The team works with people who have fallen or are at risk of falling in their own homes and aims to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and reduce the risk of further falls. We are part of Luton Integrated Community Services and work closely with the East of England Ambulance Service, local health providers, social care and voluntary organisations. The team holistically assess the patient and their falls risks which includes their home environment to identify the need for support, equipment or social care to enable them to remain safely at home.

The service is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and dedicated specialist falls support staff with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to plan, prioritise and delegate according to patient and service need. You will be part of a small proactive team but able to work autonomously using your own initiative, have good communication skills and be IT literate.

The successful candidates will have gained a relevant NVQ 3 (or equivalent) and have experience of working in the community as a health care assistant, reablement support worker or in an occupational therapy or physiotherapy setting would be an advantage. The candidates must be able to demonstrate insight and understanding of health conditions including falls.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding and innovative team in a large scale organisation, and make a difference to people affected by falls and fear of falling. If you have these skills and the motivation to make an impact we want to hear from you.

The applicants must be prepared to cover shifts from 08:00am- 20:00pm, 7 days per week including weekends and bank holidays.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel effectively and independently on a daily basis to and from the base, clients’ homes and other venues around the geographical area whilst transporting equipment. If necessary, adjustments can be considered, in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.

For further information please contact: Claire McIntyre – Clinical Frailty Lead/ Falls Team Lead

Tel: 07855949261/ claire.mcintyre5@nhs.net (Monday – Friday 8am- 4pm)

CLOSING DATE: Monday 15th March 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 30th March 2021



As part of our safe recruitment practice pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed which may include a Disclosure and Barring check and where the position requires you to drive as part of your everyday duties, you will be asked to validate your driving licence online via the DVLA. We will also use technology to ensure the documents you provide are genuine.

Successful applicants to posts at band 6 or above for which a DBS check is required, will be asked to pay for this as a condition of their job offer (£44 for an Enhanced Check or £27 for a Standard Check). This payment will be deducted from their first month’s salary unless a longer pay back period is agreed with the appointing manager.This will not apply to successful applicants who are registered with the DBS Update Service and in possession of the disclosure certificate, for whom an online status check will be undertaken.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form. Some servers automatically send e-mails to your junk mail so please check as well as your in box. If you have not been invited to an interview with 2 weeks of the closing date, please be advised that on this occasion your application was unsuccessful.

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Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

Sweet Tree

Edgware, London
3 days ago
Edgware, London
£10.55 Per Hour
3 days ago
£10.55 Per Hour
Support Worker - Learning Disabilities
When registering to this job board you'll be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed and submitted in order that your application can be reviewed.
Learning Disabilities Support Worker - drivers are preferable
 
SweetTree Home Care, a CQC rated Outstanding organisation could be the place for you!
 
Within our Learning Disabilities team, we are currently looking for support workers in and around Edgware and Mill Hill to assist our clients who have learning disabilities, autism, and/or complex and challenging behaviours. The shifts are for 12 hours both days & nights.
 
The role of a support worker is unique and varied because the people you support all have unique needs. Whilst this can be a very diverse role, the key focus is always on supporting a person to lead a fulfilling and more independent life.
 
On a day-to-day basis, support worker duties could include helping with meal preparation, household chores, administering medication, managing finances, accessing community facilities, going shopping, meeting friends, visiting the doctors, finding a job, or providing general emotional support. The list as a support worker is endless.
 
In return, we offer all our support workers:
  • A full and comprehensive pre-employment assessment training programme
  • Bespoke specific training relevant to our client group such as PROACT-SCIPr-UK®
  • Support from our enthusiastic and innovative management team
  • We support all staff to complete and achieve the nationally recognised Care Certificate
  • Opportunities to complete Health & Social Care Diploma’s levels 2, 3 and 5
  • Long service and recognition awards
  • Career Progression
If you have at least 3 months previous support worker experience please press the apply button and our Recruitment Team will be in touch.
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Support Worker - Supported Living - Hemel

Glenholme

Hemel Hempstead, HC
2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, HC
2 days ago

Job Type: Permanent Full-time

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK NIGHTS

Salary: £8.75 - £9.25 per hour

Job Code: GHMAR1

The Opportunity


Are you looking for an opportunity to begin a challenging and meaningful career in a warm, friendly and fun environment? Are you looking to work for a company that values its employees, pays well and offers great benefits?


If your answers are YES,then we would be delighted to hear from you.


Being a Support Worker at Glenholme


Glenholme Healthcare is a well-established and highly regarded social care provider and our colleagues come from many different sectors to provide essential care for vulnerable individuals and to help them achieve their potential. It doesn't matter if you're new to care or just returning. Glenholme can offer you an amazing opportunity and training to allow you to play an important and meaningful role working with adults with learning and physical disabilities. Your job will be to help them develop greater independence, enabling them to achieve their life goals.
As a Support Worker you will be classed as a "Key Worker" allowing you to provide an honourable service to your community during these troublesome times.


What you will do as a Support Worker


We are looking for passionate and hardworking support workers to assist our service users to enjoy a fulfilling and meaningful life, participate within the community and develop their abilities. You will be promoting independence, choice and inclusion. Activities of support vary from meal planning, personal care, social visits, travel escort, the teaching of independent living skills, management of medication and other daily tasks, assisting with accessing community-based activities such as going to college, swimming, and other social and leisure activities.


What you will need


Experience caring for another individual either personally or professionally is very beneficial, or you may have minimal or no experience. However, if you have a caring, empathetic and compassionate nature, a strong belief in teamwork, a keen work ethic and are ready to explore a career in care, then we want to hear from you.


Your Safety


Safety of our staff and residents is our highest priority. As such, all staff have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work. Also, in line with social distancing measures, all interviews are conducted via video interview and we are offering an e-learning induction training course.


Benefits


  • Flexible full-time (37.5-hours), part-time or bank contracts available
  • Paid comprehensive training with genuine career pathways
  • Fully paid care certificate training and salary increase once completed
  • First-Week Pay Advance - Earn up to £350 early pay at the end of your first week
  • Enrollment into our Pension scheme
  • 28 holiday plus additional days with each year of service (up to 5 bonus days), and your birthday day off
  • Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £250 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
  • Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
  • Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Life Insurance cover of £10,000
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Automatic entry into our Employee Assistance Programme offering:
    • Personal and everyday advice on child support, financial advice, mental health, health and wellbeing.


This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If all of this is of interest to you, then please contact us to arrange an interview.


Note: Some benefits may be limited or not be available during lockdown restrictions due to external factors.


About Us

Glenholme Healthcare is a social care group with 30 years’ experience supporting young adults and adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health conditions. We provide individualised care and support through our residential services, care homes, supported living schemes and via our outreach programmes. We are always excited to hear from prospective Care Assistants and Support Workers looking to join the industry. 



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Community Support Worker

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North

Stevenage, HC
16 days ago
Stevenage, HC
16 days ago

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North has an exciting opportunity for a Community Support Worker to join our team based in the Stevenage area. We have both part time and full-time positions available, with a minimum of 16 hours per week to cover 7am – 10pm 7 days per week.

Hourly rate:

Monday to Friday 7am - 10am: £10.20 per hour
Monday to Friday 6pm - 10pm: £11.22 per hour
Alternate Weekends 7am - 3pm or 3pm - 10pm: £12.50 per hour

In addition to the above hours, we are looking for people to provide Carers Respite Breaks, typically 3 hour visits between Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm, earning £27.00 per 3 hour (pro rata for shorter calls).
Travel Time: £8.72 per hour or part of Mileage (business & social): 40p per mile

The responsibilities as our Community Support Worker:

- Provide unpaid family carers with a respite break from their caring role.
- Escort clients to attend social clubs and trips out that promote their wellbeing and keeps them connected with their local community.
- Provide emotional support to the family as part of a caring team.
- Assist with getting up and ready for the day to include all aspects of personal care.
- Support the management of medication through prompting, administering or collection from pharmacy.
- Prepare and cook meals.
- Ensure care plans are implemented and updated in line with client needs.
- Liaise regularly with the Crossroads Care Management team to ensure central systems are updated.
- Ensure any safeguarding concerns are reported in line with organisational guidelines.
- Respond appropriately to complaints and concerns from families ensuring the care management team are advised in line with organisational guidelines.

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

- Professional or personal experience of providing care for families, vulnerable adults and / or children.
- A willingness to undertake or currently hold QCF/NVQ Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2.
- Ability to communicate using the English language both verbally and in writing.
- Able to develop good working relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
- Able to work independently and take initiative while working within Crossroads Care policies.
- Able to demonstrate care and respect for vulnerable adults and children.
- Be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children.
- Able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to deal with sensitive personal care issues.
- An understanding and ability to apply in own work practice the principles of equality of opportunity and confidentiality.
- An understanding of the needs of carers.
- A current driving licence, own car and business insurance. Although walking rounds would be considered.

The benefits:

- Competitive pay
- Travel time paid between clients
- Mileage paid at 40p per mile
- 28 days annual leave, increasing after 2 years’ service
- Manageable rotas, in your local area with longer call times and consistent clients
- Nationally recognised qualifications
- Paid induction with outstanding training and achievement of Care Certificate
- Career development through personal reviews
- Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks paid for by Crossroads Care
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Pension scheme
- Referral bonus if you refer family or friends to work with us

Who are we?

At Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North, our mission is to support vulnerable people, their family, their caring friends’ networks and their local communities. We care for people, not profit. So, we believe that the best way to care for our clients is to provide the best possible work environment for our staff.

We are also on the Sunday Time List for Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for and 13th position for staff wellbeing.

Stories from our amazing staff:

Ricky’s Story:

Ricky had built a career in construction for 20 years before deciding it was time for a change. “My mum has always worked in care so it was always something I felt I wanted to give a go, ” he says. “ I wish I had done it sooner . I love it , it’s better than I expected. "

If you feel you have the right skills, experience, passion and drive to fulfil this role, why not click ‘apply’ today to become one of our Community Support Workers!

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Support Worker

Home Group

St Albans (Cairns Close), HC
5 days ago
St Albans (Cairns Close), HC
5 days ago

Support Worker

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Permanent, full and part time roles available (37.5 hpw if full time)

Starting salary up to £22,500 per annum pro rata based on skills and experience

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

We have a rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, supporting our brilliant customers to live a fulfilling life in our supported living service.  You’ll be working as part of a small team, supporting one of our wonderful customers, who are all young men (aged under 25) to live in their own flat within our beautiful house in St Albans.  Our customers have varying levels of learning disabilities with a huge amount of potential to develop their skills to be as enabled and independent as possible.  For two of our customers, their needs are more complex with both learning and physical challenges and will need your support and reassurance to help them make that exciting first step to living independently. 

Our customers have many varied interests including a walk in the park, a trip to a coffee shop, a ride out on the bus, or going to the local gym to enjoy a swim and the steam room. Visiting and spending time with their family is hugely important to them too and they are looking for a team who will share their interests as well as encourage and support them to participate in lots of new activities too!  Their home is 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.

Our building is currently being renovated, with each flat being bespoke to the customer moving in and set within a beautiful old building with a big garden (which has lots of space to grow plants or veg if our customers fancy that!).  It will be ready for our customers to move in by mid-2021. 

About our team and the role

You’ll be working alongside Sally our Registered Manager, Dimitra our Positive Behavioural Support Practitioner, your Team Leader and other Support Workers.  You’ll support our customers with all aspects of their 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. 

Working hours

Our customers’ need support 24/7 to meet their 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 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'll be passionate and motivated to help our customers with all aspects of their day to day living and will really impress us with your ability to work in a person centred, strengths-based way.  It’s really important that you are willing to provide personal care and have the drive to help our customers reach their full potential.  Ideally, you’ll have a Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, but if not, that’s not a problem with us as we’ll pay and support you to achieve it. 

We also welcome applications from candidates who are able to support the diversity of our customers including a Muslim and Hindu customer as well as candidates who are able to speak Bangali.

You’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.    

How we’ll support you

We’ll nurture your talent; help you understand how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and support! You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing using our support practice model LIFE (Living Independently, Feeling Enabled) and trained in Positive Behavioural Support to deliver brilliant outcomes. 

Want to know more and apply?

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.

If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s page, 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 us in our Nicholas House information pack.  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!

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.

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! 

Social care #social care #jobs #StAlbansjobs #Lutonjobs

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Support Worker

Heathcotes Group

Aylesbury, HC
9 days ago
Aylesbury, HC
9 days ago

Heathcotes Group are passionate about changing the lives of people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. We support service users and work with their friends and families, to help them to achieve their goals and aspirations. We are role models and mentors. We see them grow and move on to a brighter, more independent future. Our work is challenging, engaging, wide-ranging, very active and very fulfilling – always with a sense that we’re making a difference!

Heathcotes Wendover is a specialist residential service in the area of Stoke Manderville. The service supports adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues and associated challenging behaviours. We are recruiting for permanent support workers to join our team, and join us in changing lives.

The Role of a Support Worker

You will work alongside your team to provide person-centered, quality support to our service users, which will include some aspects of personal care, emotional encouragement and support to live an independent lifestyle. Our service users can be challenging and some days may be tough but our teams achieve amazing outcomes, through hard work, perseverance and resilience.

About You

If you are…

-          Passionate about providing support to some of the most vulnerable people in society

-          Looking to work with a dedicated and values-driven team, who are committed to achieving positive outcomes

-          Excited to truly make a difference

…we want to hear from you!

Although relevant experience and qualifications are beneficial, we are looking to speak to those with a genuine passion for supporting others – whether this has been gained through employment, voluntary work or personal circumstances, everyone has a story to tell and we would love to hear yours.

What we offer in return:

-          Pay rates between £8.45 to £9.15 per hour, dependant on qualifications/experience

-          Paid holidays & paid enhanced DBS check

-          Enrolment into our pension scheme

-          A 12-week induction programme, working towards achieving the Care Certificate and ongoing training support

-          Eligibility for a Blue Light discount card

-          Excellent career progression opportunities

-          Refer a friend scheme of £100 (terms and conditions apply)

Apply below and one of our dedicated recruiters will be in touch!

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Support Worker

Home Group

Luton, HC
5 days ago
Luton, HC
5 days ago

Support Worker

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Permanent, full and part time roles available (37.5 hpw if full time)

Starting salary up to £22,500 per annum pro rata based on skills and experience

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

We have a rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, supporting our brilliant customers to live a fulfilling life in our supported living service.  You’ll be working as part of a small team, supporting one of our wonderful customers, who are all young men (aged under 25) to live in their own flat within our beautiful house in St Albans.  Our customers have varying levels of learning disabilities with a huge amount of potential to develop their skills to be as enabled and independent as possible.  For two of our customers, their needs are more complex with both learning and physical challenges and will need your support and reassurance to help them make that exciting first step to living independently. 

Our customers have many varied interests including a walk in the park, a trip to a coffee shop, a ride out on the bus, or going to the local gym to enjoy a swim and the steam room. Visiting and spending time with their family is hugely important to them too and they are looking for a team who will share their interests as well as encourage and support them to participate in lots of new activities too!  Their home is 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.

Our building is currently being renovated, with each flat being bespoke to the customer moving in and set within a beautiful old building with a big garden (which has lots of space to grow plants or veg if our customers fancy that!).  It will be ready for our customers to move in by mid-2021. 

About our team and the role

You’ll be working alongside Sally our Registered Manager, Dimitra our Positive Behavioural Support Practitioner, your Team Leader and other Support Workers.  You’ll support our customers with all aspects of their 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. 

Working hours

Our customers’ need support 24/7 to meet their 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 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'll be passionate and motivated to help our customers with all aspects of their day to day living and will really impress us with your ability to work in a person centred, strengths-based way.  It’s really important that you are willing to provide personal care and have the drive to help our customers reach their full potential.  Ideally, you’ll have a Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent, but if not, that’s not a problem with us as we’ll pay and support you to achieve it. 

We also welcome applications from candidates who are able to support the diversity of our customers including a Muslim and Hindu customer as well as candidates who are able to speak Bangali.

You’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.    

How we’ll support you

We’ll nurture your talent; help you understand how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and support! You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing using our support practice model LIFE (Living Independently, Feeling Enabled) and trained in Positive Behavioural Support to deliver brilliant outcomes. 

Want to know more and apply?

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.

If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s page, 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 us in our Nicholas House information pack.  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!

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.

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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Salary

£22.127k - £22.127k Per Year

Job Type

full-time

Posted

3 days ago

Description

Job Reference: J192-A-21-10583

Employer:
Turning Point
Location:
Watford
Salary:
22,127

Support Worker - Watford

Contract type: Full-Time / Part-Time

Salary:GBP 18,499 based on 37 hours / GBP 22,127 based on 45 hours (inclusive of London Weighting

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no two days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours?Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

You will be working at our Parkview service. We are a 24 hour Residential Care Home providing care for up to 6 residents with moderate to profound Learning Disabilities for over 20 years. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible. Your role will include supporting with personal care, manual handling, helping with medication, keeping residents safe and promoting their independence and housekeeping as well as supporting a range of daily activities including Arts and Crafts, music sessions, swimming and even going on holiday!

Please note : Drivers are strongly preferred for this position, however, we will consider all applications.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • Helping residents stay safe and healthy
  • Assisting with personal care needs
  • Manual handling
  • Supporting people with medication
  • Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

Shift Patterns

These are 24 hour services, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7:00/8:00am to 2:00/3:00pm and 2:00/3:00 pm to 9:00/10:00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends and bank holidays.

Please note that the shifts may vary.

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
  • 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
  • Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
  • Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
  • Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.