Support Worker / Care Worker (Charity / Learning Disabilities)

Recruiter
Location
Stroud
Salary
£7.73 - £8.18 per hour
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
02 Oct 2017
Ref
00316481
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Support Worker / Care Worker (Charity / Learning Disabilities) 

Supporting someone to get dressed, to helping them plan their Birthday party. 

Work with our client and help them change lives. 

As a Support Worker, you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. 

They are a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. They put the people they support at the centre of everything they do and use their experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 2500 people. 

There’s no such thing as a “typical day” for one of their Support Workers. You could be supporting someone with personal care in the morning, go swimming or to a local café in the afternoon – or even helping them plan their birthday party or a family event. 

Sometimes it’s challenging, but it’s always rewarding. You’ll go to work knowing that you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. You’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues committed to doing the same and they will support you along the way. 

Position: Support Worker 
Location: Stroud and Stonehouse, Gloucestershire 
Hours: 35 – 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £7.73 - £8.18 per hour (dependent on successful completion of probation and Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2) 
Benefits: 28 days’ annual leave (pro rata), pension, life assurance, staff recognition and rewards, refer a friend scheme, discounted monthly mobile ‘phone contracts, discounted meals out, childcare vouchers, family-friendly policies and a confidential employee helpline. 

Closing date: Monday 2 October 2017 
Interview date: Timings are flexible to fit in with your commitments 

About the role: 
As a Support Worker you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities within your community. In these roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet people’s needs and always looking for the best way of doing things. 

About you: 
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job; what matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their own life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible. 

What they can offer you - It’s helpful if you already have experience of dementia, autism and learning disabilities – but this is by no means essential as they will give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation they are committed to investing in their teams to ensure that they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support people with the most complex needs to live the best life possible. 

They provide 24/7 support to people, so this role will require you to work shifts and hours that include some weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people they support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities. 

NO AGENCIES PLEASE 

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