Learning Disabilities Lead Support Worker

  • Location:
    Essex
  • Salary:
    £19,000
  • Closing date:
    10/07/2020
  • reference:
    20891

Home Group

Learning Disabilities Lead Support Worker
Chelmsford, Essex
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £19,000 to £20,250 pa rising to £24,000 through length of service pro rata, plus brilliant benefits 

£9.72 per hour if you’d prefer to work on our bank on a casual basis

Sleep in Shifts of £35.00 and On Call Shifts of £14.30 per shift
 
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
 
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. 
 
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers, who have learning disabilities, some with mild difficulties and some with more complex difficulties.   
 
They live in a single accommodation within Rookes Crescent and Cromptom Street. We help our customers to maintain a tenancy and live independently, this may include support such as shopping, setting up bills, budgeting, looking at employment opportunities and meaningful daytime activities. 
 
Customer quote
“I look forward to seeing my Support Worker, I feel valued and listened to.”
 
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 Alison, who has managed the service for seven years. We are a small team, but we do integrate with our colleagues in Southend. We don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! 
 
Working hours
You’ll work between the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. 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! 
   
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’ll help change our customer’s lives (and our services) for the better by undertaking risk assessments, support planning, goal setting and regular reviews. You’ll create bespoke and personalised support plans with and for your customers. Each plan will look to meet our customer’s individual needs and aspirations, making sure they meet safeguarding and confidentiality requirements. You’ll also have responsibility for coordinating our support workers, apprentices and volunteers, and working collaboratively with 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 keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!) You’ll be given the latest IT kit, which could include a Surface Pro tablet and smart phone, supported by our new online integrated IT system which means that you don’t have to be in the office as you can complete support plans on the go. 
 
If you’re not the biggest fan of technology, that’s not a problem to us. You do need to know that we are quite a high-tech company and most of our application process and mandatory learning are online. However, we’re glad to support you, if you need help.  
 
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 need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a car insured for business purposes. Don’t worry, we’ll pay you expenses to cover this use! 
   
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
 
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 Coordinator job description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films 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 if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.
 
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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