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Outreach Support Worker

Peabody

Basildon, HC
4 days ago
Basildon, HC
£20.91k - £20.91k Per Year
4 days ago
£20.91k - £20.91k Per Year

Peabody are looking for an Outreach Support Worker to join our team in Pitsea, Essex. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,910 per annum.

 

The Outreach Support Worker role:

 

You will provide a service where planned support and crisis intervention are delivered to vulnerable people with low, medium, and high support needs living in independent accommodation with the aim of them maintaining their home.

 

In conjunction with colleagues and Senior Managers, you will be responsible for the effective operation of the Support Service, in line with its policies and procedures, including encouraging a cooperative and supportive environment within the service, listening to customers’ views, and developing new services to meet these needs.

 

Responsibilities of ourOutreach Support Worker:

 

­- Providing pre-tenancy guidance and ongoing support to customers on all tenancy matters and enabling customers to abide by their tenancy agreements

 

- Providing basic Welfare Benefits advice and assisting customers in claiming all benefit entitlements

 

- Participating at the drop-ins across the service
- Providing support to customers who have varying levels of need with housing, mental health needs, or other health-related issues

 

- Encouraging customers to recognise the benefits of additional support services

 

- Effectively signposting customers to external agencies to ensure more specialised support is available

 

- Encouraging customers to pursue social/recreational activities, training, and employment opportunities

 

- Reviewing the level of support required for customers in consultation with other agencies, agreeing an individual support plan and action

 

- Planning structured programmes with customers on tier 3 to reduce the support

 

- Actively encouraging customers to participate in the organisations customer involvement programme

 

- Reviewing operational policies in consultation with customers and other agencies

 

- Maintaining links with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations

 

What we’re looking for in ourOutreach Support Worker:

 

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

 

- An understanding of customer service in a service delivery setting

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of health and safety issues relating to the designated client group

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of welfare benefits for the designated client group

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

 

- An understanding of housing support needs of the designated client group and benefits of a flexible, outcome-focused, and personalised support service whilst supporting people themselves

 

- Knowledge of related services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector

 

- An understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues

 

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

 

- Demonstrable customer care skills

 

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

 

- Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with disabilities and/or support needs to connect with their community

 

- The 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 demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals

 

- Comprehensive IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office

 

- The ability to maintain electronic records with attention to detail

 

- Approachable with a can-do attitude

 

Benefits of becoming our Outreach Support Worker:

 

- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

 

- Paid Mileage at 45p per mile

 

- 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

 

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

 

- 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)

 

- Peabody offers a variety of different types of roles and encourages staff development and progression

 

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 5pm

 

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

 

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Support Worker

HR-CL Limited

Hadleigh, HC
4 days ago
Hadleigh, HC
£9 - £9 Per Hour
4 days ago
£9 - £9 Per Hour

Support Worker

Competitive Pay – Up to £9 p.h. – Double Pay on certain shifts

Full Training Provided

Southend

Are you a responsible Care Giver/ Home Care Worker/ Care Assistant/ Support Worker willing to go that extra mile?

Join us in Southend and gain a nationally recognised care qualification!

Support Worker: Benefits

Competitive Pay Up to £9 p.h. – Double Pay on certain shifts
•Full training provided
•Fixed working rota - up to 40 hours/ week
•The company will provide Nationally Recognised Certification
•Ongoing support & recognition
Genuine Career Progression

You Must Have A Driving License and Access to a Car.

We are a Domiciliary Care agency providing high-quality service in Southend, Rochford, Castle Point, Basildon and Thurrock and specialise in supporting individuals with learning disabilities and mental health.

You have an amazing opportunity in Southend to join as a reliable & compassionate Support Worker and provide best care to your clients. You will be given ample support to reach your full potential.

Support Worker: Experience/ Skills-

•Previous experience not essential – Full training provided
A kind and caring attitude is utmost!
•DBS completion prior to appointment
•Own Vehicle Required
•Able to work various shifts patterns – Sleeper Shifts
•100% committed, sensitive, understanding
•Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative
•Good communication skills, positive

Support Worker – Role:

You will provide exceptional support to your clients - conduct home visits and assist adults with learning difficulties with supported living.

If you can always treat your clients with dignity and respect, then directly apply to this Support Worker role in Southend by clicking below!

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Outreach Support Worker

Peabody

Basildon, HC
4 days ago
Basildon, HC
£20.91k - £20.91k Per Year
4 days ago
£20.91k - £20.91k Per Year

Peabody are looking for an Outreach Support Worker to join our team in Pitsea, Essex. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,910 per annum.

 

The Outreach Support Worker role:

 

You will provide a service where planned support and crisis intervention are delivered to vulnerable people with low, medium, and high support needs living in independent accommodation with the aim of them maintaining their home.

 

In conjunction with colleagues and Senior Managers, you will be responsible for the effective operation of the Support Service, in line with its policies and procedures, including encouraging a cooperative and supportive environment within the service, listening to customers’ views, and developing new services to meet these needs.

 

Responsibilities of ourOutreach Support Worker:

 

­- Providing pre-tenancy guidance and ongoing support to customers on all tenancy matters and enabling customers to abide by their tenancy agreements

 

- Providing basic Welfare Benefits advice and assisting customers in claiming all benefit entitlements

 

- Participating at the drop-ins across the service
- Providing support to customers who have varying levels of need with housing, mental health needs, or other health-related issues

 

- Encouraging customers to recognise the benefits of additional support services

 

- Effectively signposting customers to external agencies to ensure more specialised support is available

 

- Encouraging customers to pursue social/recreational activities, training, and employment opportunities

 

- Reviewing the level of support required for customers in consultation with other agencies, agreeing an individual support plan and action

 

- Planning structured programmes with customers on tier 3 to reduce the support

 

- Actively encouraging customers to participate in the organisations customer involvement programme

 

- Reviewing operational policies in consultation with customers and other agencies

 

- Maintaining links with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations

 

What we’re looking for in ourOutreach Support Worker:

 

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

 

- An understanding of customer service in a service delivery setting

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of health and safety issues relating to the designated client group

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of welfare benefits for the designated client group

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

 

- An understanding of housing support needs of the designated client group and benefits of a flexible, outcome-focused, and personalised support service whilst supporting people themselves

 

- Knowledge of related services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector

 

- An understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues

 

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

 

- Demonstrable customer care skills

 

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

 

- Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with disabilities and/or support needs to connect with their community

 

- The 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 demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals

 

- Comprehensive IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office

 

- The ability to maintain electronic records with attention to detail

 

- Approachable with a can-do attitude

 

Benefits of becoming our Outreach Support Worker:

 

- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

 

- Paid Mileage at 45p per mile

 

- 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

 

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

 

- 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)

 

- Peabody offers a variety of different types of roles and encourages staff development and progression

 

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 5pm

 

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

 

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Experienced *Male Rehabilitation Support Worker

Community Case Management Services

Chigwell, HC
5 days ago
Chigwell, HC
£13.5 - £15 Per Month
5 days ago
£13.5 - £15 Per Month

Experienced *male Rehabilitation Support Worker required for a gentleman who has a brain injury living in the Essex area.

To work in a rehabilitation and support role for a client who has sustained a brain injury.

You will enable the client to lead as fulfilling a life as possible, maximising his physical and psychological well-being and safety at all times giving help and assistance with all activities of daily living.

This will include driving and accompanying the client to therapy appointments, the Mosque, the gym and other locations as he requires.

Our client seeks someone who is well organised and flexible and has previous care / support experience in a similar role with clients who have sustained a brain injury or other neurological condition.

Working hours: 25 hours, 20 hours on weekdays and 5 hours at the weekend subject to the client’s needs.

Rates of pay: £13.50 per hour Monday to Friday, £15.00 per hour Saturday and Sunday

An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable. Otherwise the applicant must be willing to undertake Care Certificate training.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Adult Workforce Barring. Full training will be provided. A full driving licence is essential.

NB: Community Case Management Services Limited are not the Employer

Please refer to our website: www.ccmservices.co.uk and click on the tab which says ‘Jobs Notice Board’ to view the job description and to complete an application form.

Job Reference MM/KL

"Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010" for a male worker to work with our client.

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Support Worker

Sussex HR

Chelmsford, HC
2 days ago
Chelmsford, HC
£13 - £14 Per Hour
2 days ago
£13 - £14 Per Hour

SUPPORT WORKER – CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

£13.00 - £14.00 per hour

A fantastic opportunity is available for Support Workers to work with a determined and witty 52 year old gentleman with a love of engines and motorbikes in particular. He is interesting and communicative and needs his Support Workers to be bubbly and engaging whilst supporting him within the family home.

Working as a Support Worker with our client, you will play a key role in providing support on a 2-to-1 basis in a happy and welcoming family home, with the requirement to accompany and participate on outings and holidays with the client. 

Support Worker Rates

•Monday to Friday          :      £13.00
•Saturday and Sunday   :      £14.00
•Bank Holidays               :      1.5 times the usual hourly rate

Contracted Hours

 

Weekdays:

•Monday        :    07:45am – 16:15pm (8.5 hours)
•Monday        :    16:00pm – 22.15pm (6.25 hours)

•Tuesday       :    07:45am – 16:15pm (8.5 hours)
•Tuesday       :    16:00pm – 22.15pm (6.25 hours)

•Wednesday  :    07:45am – 16:15pm (8.5 hours)
•Wednesday  :    16:00pm – 22.15pm (6.25 hours)

•Thursday      :    07:45am – 16:15pm (8.5 hours)
•Thursday      :    16:00pm – 22.15pm (6.25 hours)

•Friday           :    07:45am – 16:15pm (8.5 hours)
•Friday           :    16:00pm – 22.15pm (6.25 hours)

Weekends:

•Saturday       :    07:45am – 16:15pm (8.5 hours)
•Saturday       :    16:00pm – 22.15pm (6.25 hours)

All applicants are requested to specify in their application which of the above contracted hours they are applying for.

The Role

As a Support Worker you will be supporting the client on a 2-to-1 basis.  You will be required to work cohesively with the family, the Team Leader and the Case Manager to ensure that our client is able to live as independently as possible and that his rehabilitation, health and wellbeing is managed and that he has the opportunity to have full access to the activities that he enjoys.

The role requires the Support Workers to undertake personal care, manual handling and administer medication. Participating in the client’s rehabilitation programme following training from the MDT team may be required, but the Support Workers will need to adhere to the protocols in the care plan.

In addition to client care, you may be required to assist with client related domestic chores, for example helping to clear up after kitchen tasks and tidy the client’s room.

 

The Client

 

Following an accident several years ago, our client has limited movement and strength to his right arm and leg and is unable to use his left arm or leg, however he has some independent mobility with the use of his powered wheelchair. He has a brain injury but is able to communicate his wants and needs well and likes to be around happy and positive people.

Hobbies & Interests

Prior to his accident, our client worked as a mechanic enjoyed regular holidays with his family.  These interests remain and our client now has an adapted vehicle to enable him to access the wider community and to go on UK based holidays with his wife. He also has an adapted trike which he is looking forward to riding.   Our client enjoys the company of happy, outgoing people.  He has a great sense of humour and an admirable self-determination to continue to live a varied and full life.

We are looking for experienced support workers to join a team of carers to work with our client’s therapy team to help implement the therapeutic programmes and provide the high level of care required. 

Person Specification

 

·      Experience of working with acquired brain and spinal injury would be an advantage.
·      Experience of working as a Support Worker is essential.
·      The ability to be able to accompany the client on holiday is an advantage.

The role is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

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Support Worker

National Health Service

Hockley, HC
5 days ago
Hockley, HC
£17.65k - £25.215k Per Year
5 days ago
£17.65k - £25.215k Per Year

Job Reference: J183-HOCKLEY

Employer:
Central Advertising - Other
Location:
Hockley
Salary:
£10.50 - £15.00

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


Are you passionate about enhancing a child or young person’s everyday life?

Would you like to progress your career by working with children who require complex clinical care?

We are looking to recruit experienced Support Workers to provide care a young girl who has complex care needs.

Our Service User lives with her Parents and siblings in Hockley and requires a care team to support him throughout the day & night, both at home and within her educational setting.

Your role will include, but is not limited to; carrying out personal care, careful moving and handling, clinical observations and fulfilling her sensory, play and social needs when required.

This is such a fulfilling role that will give you job satisfaction by making a difference to of our service users everyday life.

Essential Experience Required

  • 6 months previous care experience
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal Care
  • Moving and Handling

Desirable Experience

  • Epilepsy Care & Seizure Management
  • Scoliosis
  • Knowledge of Dysphagia
  • Gastrostomy Care (PEG Feeding)
  • Oral Suctioning
  • Nebuliser Care

We have the following shifts available;

  • Part Time Nights - 9 hour shifts

This is a personally rewarding role where you can build on your clinical skills and experience, whilst delivering exceptional care and support to our service user and really making an impact on her day to day life.


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Support Worker

National Health Service

Billericay, HC
3 days ago
Billericay, HC
£18.491k - £27.736k Per Year
3 days ago
£18.491k - £27.736k Per Year

Job Reference: J183-BILLERICAY1

Employer:
Central Advertising - Other
Location:
Billericay
Salary:
£11.00 - £16.50

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


Are you passionate about enhancing a child or young person’s everyday life?

Would you like to progress your career by working with children who require complex clinical care?

We are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants who have a genuine interest in working with children and young people, to support our young service users who have complex care needs.

We offer comprehensive training allowing you to enhance your experience of working in care and or with children by working in a more clinical role.

Training can include but is not limited to;

  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Ventilation management
  • Personal Care
  • Moving & Handling
  • Gastrostomy Care (PEG feed)

You will also be fulfilling their sensory, play and social needs when required, this could be accompanying to nursery and or school, general play at home, walks to the park and accessing the community.

This is a great opportunity where you will be using your valuable skills from your gained experience and progressing into a Children’s Complex Care Assistant.

This is such a fulfilling role that will give you job satisfaction every day by making a difference to each of our service users lives.

We provide care every day of the week 365 days a year, we can offer a rota of shifts based around your availability and the shifts available:

  • Part Time Days
  • After school and weekend support

If you wish to apply or find out more about the opportunities, we have available please do apply or call our recruitment team on 01902 847111.


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Support Worker

HR-CL Limited

Hadleigh, HC
4 days ago
Hadleigh, HC
£9 - £9 Per Hour
4 days ago
£9 - £9 Per Hour

Support Worker

Competitive Pay – Up to £9 p.h. – Double Pay on certain shifts

Full Training Provided

Southend

Are you a responsible Care Giver/ Home Care Worker/ Care Assistant/ Support Worker willing to go that extra mile?

Join us in Southend and gain a nationally recognised care qualification!

Support Worker: Benefits

Competitive Pay Up to £9 p.h. – Double Pay on certain shifts
•Full training provided
•Fixed working rota - up to 40 hours/ week
•The company will provide Nationally Recognised Certification
•Ongoing support & recognition
Genuine Career Progression

You Must Have A Driving License and Access to a Car.

We are a Domiciliary Care agency providing high-quality service in Southend, Rochford, Castle Point, Basildon and Thurrock and specialise in supporting individuals with learning disabilities and mental health.

You have an amazing opportunity in Southend to join as a reliable & compassionate Support Worker and provide best care to your clients. You will be given ample support to reach your full potential.

Support Worker: Experience/ Skills-

•Previous experience not essential – Full training provided
A kind and caring attitude is utmost!
•DBS completion prior to appointment
•Own Vehicle Required
•Able to work various shifts patterns – Sleeper Shifts
•100% committed, sensitive, understanding
•Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative
•Good communication skills, positive

Support Worker – Role:

You will provide exceptional support to your clients - conduct home visits and assist adults with learning difficulties with supported living.

If you can always treat your clients with dignity and respect, then directly apply to this Support Worker role in Southend by clicking below!

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Support Worker

Kent Autistic Trust

Gillingham, Southern
11 days ago
Gillingham, Southern
11 days ago

Support Worker

Hourly Rate of Pay: Starting hourly rate of £9.33 increasing to £9.50 after 1 years service.

Experienced workers starting hourly rate of pay will be £9.50

Experienced workers will have 2+ years specialist experience in autism, learning disability or mental health and demonstrable specialist skillset.

Hours: 35

Shift: Three week rolling rota with early and late shifts. One full weekend off in three.

Early - 7.30am to 4pm

Late - 4pm to 10.30pm

Location: Brompton House, Brompton High Street, Gillingham.

Closing Date: 12th February 2021

About the Support Worker Role:

As a Support worker you will help our residents with their day to day lives, encouraging them to live as independently as possible. Providing exceptional person-centred care. Building meaningful relationships with them, their families, and other professionals. Working within either our Residential, Supported Living or Day Services. Having a background in supporting people with Autism in a previous role within a social care environment is desirable, although it is not essential.

Training Provided:

  • Online Care Certificate and evidence portfolio (accept transferable evidenced certificate)
  • 5 days virtual induction covering autism and care compliance
  • 3 days Studio III
  • Epilepsy
  • First Aid
  • On the job observation and assessments

About the Service: Brompton House

We are currently looking to grow our already established and dedicated team of support workers at Brompton House, one of our Specialist Supported Living Establishments that provides 24 hour support. It has 7 individual flats over 4 floors. Currently supporting 5 autistic individuals aged between 25 to 36, who also have other additional needs. They enjoy activities such as taking long walks or swimming and communal activities such as barbeques. Everyone we support is unique and at Brompton House they pride themselves on supporting everyone in their own individual way.

Tasks / Responsibilities of a Support Worker:

The Support Worker role may include but not be limited to:

  • Support individuals within the community in activities such as bike rides, long walks & shopping,
  • Uphold their privacy, confidentially and dignity
  • Assisting individuals with personal care and hygiene
  • Administering medication
  • Household management tasks cooking, cleaning etc.
  • Handle money to shop, going to the bank etc
  • Working with individuals who can display challenging behaviours hurting self or others, running away, throwing things, swearing, shouting.
  • Working with and supporting individuals with additional needs, such as epilepsy, pica, learning disabilities.
  • To form good working relationships with other members of staff across different services.
  • May include lone working
  • Ensuring written records are correctly maintained
  • Drive an individuals mobility car or service vehicle Manual Licence required.

Qualities of a Support Worker:

  • Understanding everyone's abilities and support needs
  • Promoting independence and choice
  • Promoting equality, diversity & inclusion
  • Form good working relationships with other members of staff
  • A commitment to continuous personal development and learning.

Benefits We Offer you as a Support Worker:

We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold:

  • Paid DBS Check
  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 1 year (Pro Rata for Part Time Positions)
  • Company Sick Pay after 12 months service
  • Death in Service Benefits
  • Some meals provided, depending on shifts
  • Long Service and Contribution Recognition Awards
  • Pension (after 3 months)
  • Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
  • Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme that could save staff an average of £1,000 pa
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings)
  • Voluntary sleep-ins
  • Opportunities to pick up additional voluntary casual shifts at enhanced rates
  • Superb paid training
  • Regulated Care Qualification Sponsorship
  • Refer a Friend Recruitment Bounty (currently £500)
  • We also have plans to introduce both a Cycle to Work Scheme and a Car Lease Scheme

About the Trust:

Supporting over 120 people in Medway and across Kent, The Kent Autistic Trust provides a wide range of services designed to meet diverse needs of the people we support with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties. We provide residential homes, supported living accommodation, day resource services, respite, and outreach services. Ensuring the voice of those we support is actively listened to, working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is of consistently high quality, with CQC rating all our services good, and many outstanding.

Our Values and Commitment:

KAT is committed to providing high quality supports designed around individual abilities, needs and choices. KAT is committed to promoting independence and inclusion within communities. KAT believes everyone is able to make their own individual contribution. KAT seeks to work in partnership with all relevant parties but in particular with the individual themselves.

We seek Support Workers who really value every person, whether it's the people we support, their families, carers, or other staff by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.

We hope you are one of them!

We do not accept applications made via agencies for Support Workers.

Please find attached a copy of our Privacy Notice. Or a copy can be found on our website.

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Support Worker

Kent Autistic Trust

Gillingham, Southern
3 days ago
Gillingham, Southern
3 days ago

Support Worker

Hourly Rate of Pay: £9.00 p.h.

Hours: 30

Shift: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am to 4.30pm

Location: Club 21, Brompton High Street, Brompton Gillingham

Closing Date: 24th March 2021

About the Support Worker Role:

You will need to be an experienced Support Worker, with at least 2 years experience working in the field of autism, learning disabilities or mental health care/support.

You will be Confident in Lone Working, Challenging Behaviour (Verbal, Physical & Property Damaging) & Medication. You will have the ability to think on your feet to solve any problems that arise and have a good working knowledge of Safeguarding and Mental Capacity.

Using the above skills, you will help our residents with their day to day lives, encouraging them to live as independently as possible. Providing exceptional person-centred care. Building meaningful relationships with them, their families, and other professionals. Working within either our Residential, Supported Living or Day Services.

Training Provided:

  • Online Care Certificate and evidence portfolio (accept transferable evidenced certificate)
  • 5 days virtual induction covering autism and care compliance.
  • 3 days Studio III
  • Epilepsy
  • First Aid
  • On the job observation and assessments

About the Service: Club 21

21 is a day service that provides person centred specialist support for people with autism and additional needs such as epilepsy, spina bifida and sight conditions.

We have 9 service users, both male and female aged between 20 to 55. Our service has shared communal areas as well as separate single rooms, over three floors. This is to cater for the people we support that have additional environmental needs.

The guys we support can show challenging behaviours which can be physical to themselves and staff such as hitting, biting and lashing out. We currently only see minimum levels of this behaviour as the support provided manages this well.

At this current time, with Covid, we are limited with what activities we can do. But, we are making the best of the situation and providing some great safe activities such as Indoor Discos, Art Projects, Cooking, Aromatherapy and improving computer skills to name just a few.

We have our own art coordinator at the trust who supports the people who use our service to complete and design fantastic pieces of art. We also hold art exhibitions for the public using the amazing artwork produced.

21 were winners of the 2019 KICA Best Care Team in Kent awards, which we are immensely proud of. If you are highly motivated and want to make a real difference to someone's life, please come and join our winning team!

Tasks / Responsibilities of a Support Worker:

The Support Worker role may include but not be limited to:

  • Drive an individuals mobility car or service vehicle Manual Licence required. ESSENTIAL
  • Support individuals within the community in activities such as bike rides, long walks & shopping,
  • Uphold their privacy, confidentially and dignity
  • Assisting individuals with personal care and hygiene
  • Administering medication
  • Household management tasks cooking, cleaning etc.
  • Handle money to shop, going to the bank etc
  • Working with individuals who can display challenging behaviours hurting self or others, running away, throwing things, swearing, shouting.
  • Working with and supporting individuals with additional needs, such as epilepsy, pica, learning disabilities.
  • To form good working relationships with other members of staff across different services.
  • May include lone working
  • Ensuring written records are correctly maintained

Qualities of a Support Worker:

  • Understanding everyone's abilities and support needs
  • Promoting independence and choice
  • Promoting equality, diversity & inclusion
  • Form good working relationships with other members of staff
  • A commitment to continuous personal development and learning.

Benefits We Offer you as a Support Worker:

We offer many benefits, which include some salary sacrifice arrangements, although some benefits are dependent on a minimum earnings threshold:

  • Paid DBS Check
  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 1 year (Pro Rata for Part Time Positions)
  • Company Sick Pay after 12 months service
  • Death in Service Benefits
  • Some meals provided, depending on shifts
  • Long Service and Contribution Recognition Awards
  • Pension (after 3 months)
  • Employee Assistance Programme, with counselling services
  • Significant Retail and Leisure Discount Scheme that could save staff an average of £1,000 pa
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Financial Well-being Scheme (loans and savings)
  • Voluntary sleep-ins
  • Opportunities to pick up additional voluntary casual shifts at enhanced rates
  • Superb paid training
  • Regulated Care Qualification Sponsorship
  • Refer a Friend Recruitment Bounty (currently £500)
  • We also have plans to introduce both a Cycle to Work Scheme and a Car Lease Scheme

About the Trust:

Supporting over 120 people in Medway and across Kent, The Kent Autistic Trust provides a wide range of services designed to meet diverse needs of the people we support with autism, learning disabilities and related difficulties. We provide residential homes, supported living accommodation, day resource services, respite, and outreach services. Ensuring the voice of those we support is actively listened to, working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is of consistently high quality, with CQC rating all our services good, and many outstanding.

Our Values and Commitment:

KAT is committed to providing high quality supports designed around individual abilities, needs and choices. KAT is committed to promoting independence and inclusion within communities. KAT believes everyone is able to make their own individual contribution. KAT seeks to work in partnership with all relevant parties but in particular with the individual themselves.

We seek Support Workers who really value every person, whether it's the people we support, their families, carers, or other staff by respecting their priorities, needs, abilities and limits.

We hope you are one of them!

We do not accept applications made via agencies for Support Workers.

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Salary

£20.91k - £20.91k Per Year

Job Type

full-time

Posted

4 days ago

Description

Peabody are looking for an Outreach Support Worker to join our team in Pitsea, Essex. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £20,910 per annum.

 

The Outreach Support Worker role:

 

You will provide a service where planned support and crisis intervention are delivered to vulnerable people with low, medium, and high support needs living in independent accommodation with the aim of them maintaining their home.

 

In conjunction with colleagues and Senior Managers, you will be responsible for the effective operation of the Support Service, in line with its policies and procedures, including encouraging a cooperative and supportive environment within the service, listening to customers’ views, and developing new services to meet these needs.

 

Responsibilities of ourOutreach Support Worker:

 

­- Providing pre-tenancy guidance and ongoing support to customers on all tenancy matters and enabling customers to abide by their tenancy agreements

 

- Providing basic Welfare Benefits advice and assisting customers in claiming all benefit entitlements

 

- Participating at the drop-ins across the service
- Providing support to customers who have varying levels of need with housing, mental health needs, or other health-related issues

 

- Encouraging customers to recognise the benefits of additional support services

 

- Effectively signposting customers to external agencies to ensure more specialised support is available

 

- Encouraging customers to pursue social/recreational activities, training, and employment opportunities

 

- Reviewing the level of support required for customers in consultation with other agencies, agreeing an individual support plan and action

 

- Planning structured programmes with customers on tier 3 to reduce the support

 

- Actively encouraging customers to participate in the organisations customer involvement programme

 

- Reviewing operational policies in consultation with customers and other agencies

 

- Maintaining links with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations

 

What we’re looking for in ourOutreach Support Worker:

 

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

 

- An understanding of customer service in a service delivery setting

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of health and safety issues relating to the designated client group

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of welfare benefits for the designated client group

 

- Thorough and up to date knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

 

- An understanding of housing support needs of the designated client group and benefits of a flexible, outcome-focused, and personalised support service whilst supporting people themselves

 

- Knowledge of related services provided by the statutory and voluntary sector

 

- An understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues

 

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

 

- Demonstrable customer care skills

 

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

 

- Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with disabilities and/or support needs to connect with their community

 

- The 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 demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals

 

- Comprehensive IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office

 

- The ability to maintain electronic records with attention to detail

 

- Approachable with a can-do attitude

 

Benefits of becoming our Outreach Support Worker:

 

- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

 

- Paid Mileage at 45p per mile

 

- 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

 

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

 

- 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)

 

- Peabody offers a variety of different types of roles and encourages staff development and progression

 

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd March 2021, 5pm

 

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