Support Worker

  • Location:
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Salary:
    £17110 to £17650
  • Closing date:
    26/02/2019
  • reference:
    19296

Home Group

Support Worker
Bentinck Place
Part time, (30 hpw & 25 hpw)
Permanent
Salary £17110 to £17650 pa rising to £19200 through length of service (Pro-rated)
£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 a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and caring Support Worker like you to join our service which provides support to customers with Learning Disabilities and Autism.

This role is mainly to provide 1 to 1 intensive support to one of our customers who has autism and lives in one of our Independent Supported Living (ISL) services. They require support to keep themselves safe in the community and to manage relationships with others. Experience of managing behaviours of concern and a knowledge of autism would be beneficial.

You’ll be able to show understanding and willing to spend time building a strong relationship.

A good knowledge and skill base in person cantered support and professional boundaries is essential, as well as an understanding of the principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and the ability to apply these to your practice will also be useful.

As part of the role you will engage the customer in developing clear Support Plans and Safety Plans, and lead on regularly reviewing and updating these. Knowledge of Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty processes would also be useful in supporting you do this.

In addition to supporting our customer, there will also be the opportunity to work into our Independent Supported Living services and support our other customers who live there. As part of this all Support Workers are given the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate and offered the opportunity to complete NVQ qualifications. 

About our team
We are a small but committed team who deliver high quality person centered support to our customers, promoting choice and inclusion. We are looking for motivated individuals who have a genuine desire to support vulnerable people and enhance their quality of life. You will work alongside our committed Support Coordinator and our dedicated team of 6 Support Workers to plan and implement support with our customers.

Working hours
The services operate over a 24 hour per day 7 day per week. This includes evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

Shifts comprise of a variety of day shifts, and evening shifts. The main shift pattern with the customer who requires one to one support will be a mixture of 08:00-16:00 and 15:30-23:00 shifts, although there will be some variation depending on the customers’ needs.

Sleep in shifts will not be a regular part of your rota but will be incorporated at times when working in the ISL services.
All of our rotas are tailored and updated around the requirements of our customers to ensure all of their needs are met. This means that flexibility and the ability to adapt is required. However this also means that the role is varied and interesting. Shifts will include supporting customers from everything with independent living skills in their home to going to gig’s and on holidays.

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 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!

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, 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: Newcastle upon Tyne (Bentinck Place) 1 Bentinck Place Bentinck Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6XN

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