Support Worker

  • Location:
    Tyne And Wear
  • Salary:
    £17,600 to £18,000 pa
  • Closing date:
    26/09/2019
  • reference:
    191503

Home Group

Support Worker

Tyne and Wear, Newcastle

Temporary, Full Time / Part Time hours available

Salary of £17,600 to £18,000 pa [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 fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who have learning difficulties. They live in an “Independent Living Accommodation” in the Newcastle area. As a Waking Night Worker you will be there to support the customers on an evening and night and help with the health and safety of the building. This can vary from sitting with customers, interacting with them over their favourite evening programme, helping with safety checks and house hold jobs, to supporting with personal care every evening is different and you never know what excitement is awaiting you.

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 we’re not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our manager is Rebekah Metcalfe, who has been with Home group 11 years and worked across the roles and services.

Working hours - Waking nights:

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!

Experience 

Ideally 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!

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

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 find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got these brilliant videos 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!

To apply

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) If you need help, we’ve also got some great templates available.

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!

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