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Support Worker

  • Salary: £14000 - £15000 per annum
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Date posted: 20-10-2017
  • Sector: Private & Voluntary, Support Work, Social Care
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00002956_1508507784

Dedicated support workers required to join a leading charity caring for adults with learning disabilities based in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. Offering a salary of up to £15,000+ dependent on experience (plus £3,000 for sleep-ins).

You would be providing exceptional support within a supported living service based in Gloucester and surrounding areas in Gloucestershire, caring for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. This organisation places great importance on allowing all individuals to experience comfort and life satisfaction. With your help as a committed support worker, their service users would be enabled to experience and enjoy the best life possible.

This well-established charity supporting learning disabilities are committed to investing in their employees. They are devoted to the training and skill development of all their support workers, allowing them to develop the skills they need to provide the necessary level of care.

A Support Worker's responsibilities include

  • Delivering person-centred support to service users in accordance with CQC standards
  • Encouraging the independence of the service users at all times
  • Promoting the interests of the service users at all times
  • Appropriately responding to each individual's needs in accordance with their care plans and risk assessments
  • Acting as a positive role model and member of the care team
  • Effective communication with the Senior staff as well as the Deputy/Service Manager

A Support Worker will have

  • NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care (or willing to work towards)
  • 1-year experience working within a care setting e.g. residential home, domiciliary care, supported living, day centre
  • A compassionate approach to working with people with varying disabilities and complex needs
  • Driving licence (preferred)

Must be available to work shifts on weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The role offers full training and progression opportunities.

This post is suited to existing support workers keen to join a leading provider dedicated to delivering outstanding person-centred care and making a positive difference.

For more information and to be considered for this role please contact Kiri O'Leary on 0118 948 5555.