Support Worker (Learning Disabilities)

13 Oct 2016
10 Nov 2016
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Support Worker (Learning Disabilities) 

Are you looking for a job where no two days will be the same, you will make a different to someone’s life and make a positive change to your own? 

Our clent has a vision that people with a learning disability can take control of their lives and be supported to live life to the full. They support over 125 people in Dorset, and believe that people should be able to design the kind of support they want – to match their individual needs. 

They are looking for motivated, creative and friendly individuals to join their team.

Position: Part Time, Full time and Relief Support Worker 
Location: Dorset & Somerset area 
Salary: up to £7.81ph 
Benefits: Flexible hours, full training, career progression, contributory pension, childcare vouchers, access to thousands of discounts, support to complete the care certificate. 

About the Role: 
Being a Support Worker is a varied job, with great opportunities for career progression! You may be helping someone for a few hours a day to go shopping and pay the bills, or working with someone who needs support with their everyday life, all day, every day. You may support them to go to work, do personal tasks, do household jobs or enjoy their favourite hobby, through to more exciting tasks such as moving into their own home for the first time or planning a holiday. 

Whether you’re new to supporting people or have years of experience, you will get the training and support you need to do your job really well through their learning and development programme. No experience is necessary, as we are looking for people with the right values and attitude. 

You will work together with people’s family, friends and the professionals who get involved in their lives. Together you will support the person to enable them to live independently and achieve their ambitions. 

About You: 
Communication skills are key so you can help people live the life they choose. Knowing how to use the internet would be advantageous but not essential to enable people to do things such as their shopping, access social networks and plan their support. 

Basic maths and literacy skills are essential, as you will need to help people do basic tasks such as manage their post, complete forms and help with money and medication. You will also be good at working together with other staff in ways that suit the people you support, this may mean that you will negotiate with other staff around you. 

An NVQ/ Diploma level 2 in Social Care and other related qualifications (or other relevant subject or willingness to undertake) would be an advantage, as would previous experience in providing care and support. A Driving Licence is essential. 

In Return: 
Support work offers you a rewarding and flexible career, with competitive rates of pay. We have an extensive training programme so experience is not essential. There is also a great opportunity to grow within the organisation and progress your career. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not for Profit, NFP, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Learning Disabilities, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.