Waking Nights Supported Living Worker

  • Location:
    Hartlepool
  • Salary:
    £18,576
  • Closing date:
    25/10/2021
  • reference:
    24391821

Home Group

Waking Nights Supported Living Worker

Hartlepool

Permanent, Part Time (35 hpw) 

Salary of circa £18,576 pro rata plus brilliant benefits

Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a brilliant Waking Nights Supported Living Worker to join our fab and supportive team. Our GOOD Rated CQC registered service provides support to our brilliant customers who have learning disabilities and/or autism within an accommodation support setting. Gainford House provides supported living to 10 customers who have a tenancy of their own in a self-contained property.

You’ll support our customers to live their day to day lives as independently as possible. The team will tell you that no two days are ever the same because everything we do is “person centred” around our customers. Like our team, we’re sure you’ll find the role rewarding.

As our waking night Support Worker offer our customers a first point of call when needed. You’ll be a lone worker during the night but have a sleeping night colleague as backup. During your shift you could be asked to support with personal care (like bathing and issuing medication). You’ll also make sure all records are up to date, auditing customer files, safeguarding the building and carrying out some cleaning duties.

Customer quote

"A house is just a building but a home is a feeling; I get that feeling here" - MC Sparkle

About our team

Although you’ll work nights, we do get together regularly in the day time for training and team meetings. You’ll be part of our wider 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’.  We are all so passionate about supporting customers and celebrating their achievements.  To us we are not just a team, we are a work family.  Lesley is our Registered Manager who likes nothing better than loud annoying music and going to see bands in her spare time.  Vikki is the Client Services Manager who is affectionately known as the Christmas elf; sporting her 25 festive jumpers throughout December.  There are 15 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. In this role you’ll work during the twilight hours doing waking nights. You’ll work 3 days on & 3 days off on a rota basis and you’ll also have the opportunity to work days on overtime to cover holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the work/life balance spending time doing the things that matter to you the most.

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 you providing care and support is more than just a job, you make every customer feel valued and respected. You’re compassionate, and use your unique empathy and creativity skills to help our customers reach their full potential. Treating your customers with integrity, you ensure that they maintain their dignity at all times. 

We help our customer’s to achieve their potential, long term goals and to live as independently as possible. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans. You’ll work with our Coordinators and external agencies to support our customers. 

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’s also important that you have worked in CQC environment before, so that you understand professional boundaries, responsibility for safeguarding, risk assessment, confidentiality and have experience in case management.  Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!

While 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!

 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 supported living worker 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!

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.

About Covid

We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers since the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the heart of making that happen. We’re continuing to do things a little differently, to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.

Be yourself at Home

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work! 

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Home Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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