Support Worker

  • Location:
    Tyne And Wear
  • Salary:
    £17110 to £17650
  • Closing date:
    28/01/2019
  • reference:
    19163

Home Group

Support Worker – Level 2
Location Oakwell, Gateshead
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Permanent
Salary £17110 to £17650 pa rising to £19200 through length of service
£8.75 per hour if you’d prefer to work on our bank on a casual basis
You also get to use our award winning benefits package

Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
We have fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who are aged between 16 and 25 years of age and have mental health and other complex needs.  

The Service is in Gateshead, and consists of customers self-contained flats with communal living space
We help our customers with their mental health and housing needs. We have a Clinical Psychologist and Occupational Therapist on the team to help and we use our HAP programme to give the very support for all the customer’s needs. We also work very closely with other professional services for each customer.

About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements.  To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our manager is Karen, who is very experienced and efficient. There are 12 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!  

Working hours
We provide 24-hour support to our customers each day and every day. You’ll work on a rota basis and take your turn working days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!

We provide 24-hour support to our customers each day and every day. In this role you’ll work during the twilight hours doing waking nights work.

Bank
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank.  You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.

About you
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds.  You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.

We help change our customer’s lives for the better. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations. You’ll work with our Senior Support Workers and external agencies to assess and engage support for our customers. We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we’ll make a difference!

To make sure that we keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)

It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here!

As this is a community based role, you’ll need to travel around to spend time with your customers. You could do this role using public transport, or if you drive and have access to a car that would also be amazing! (we pay your expenses to cover this use!)

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for. 

What’s in it for you?
There’s lots!  Including: competitive salaries, 25 days paid holiday a year rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long term disability insurance, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, and technology vouchers, heavily discounted AA membership, gyms and savings on high street stores, holidays and restaurants amongst many others.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the support worker job description, and learn all about us on the about Home Grouppages.  We’ve also got these brilliant videos that show you all about working at Home Group!

To Apply
Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) We’ve also got some great templates to help you (if you need them).  

You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!
 
Work Locations: Gateshead (Alexandra Road) 245 Alexandra Road Bensham Gateshead NE8 1RT

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