Our client are dedicated to support people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want to. They are a national charity providing person-centred support across the whole of England and Scotland. They are extremely proud to have been doing this for the last 25 years during which time they have empowered thousands of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Staplehurst, Kent (commutable from Tonbridge, Ashford and Maidstone)
Contract type: Full Time or Part Time, Permanent
Hours: up to 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £15545.13 per annum (£7.95 per hour)
Benefits: 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service), Access to their online discount portal, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership, Competitive pension scheme (they will match contributions up to 6%), Childcare vouchers, Employee Assistance programme (a 24 hr helpline to support you through any of life’s issues or problems along with access to an online wellbeing portal), Occupational Health support, Fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual. Paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) , Refer a friend scheme *pro rata for part time staff.
Closing Date: 31 May 2018
About the Role:
As a Support Worker you will help to empower people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.
They work with people in Supported Living who have a range of support needs and their focus is always on the individual and how best to support them to live the type of life they wish to live, to have fun and make memories!
Some of the people they support may at times show that they are unhappy through their behaviour. This can be a way for them to control their environment when they are unable to communicate. You will work as part of a team to support them to make structured changes to their life to achieve a positive outcome.
They always base their support on the specific needs, choices and aspirations of the individual following their principles of person-centred support.
They are looking for staff who are patient, confident, and pro-active with a good sense of humour.
You will be able to empathise with the difficulties these individuals present and are committed to supporting them on the bad days as well as the good.
Experience in a similar role and an understanding of autism and complex behaviour would be an advantage but not essential.
Our client are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within their workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by our client.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Care Worker, Learning Disabilities, Not for Profit, Social Care, Healthcare, Volunteer, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, Community Care, Healthcare Assistant, Vulnerable People, Social Worker etc.
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