Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?
Our client is a charity dedicated to improving people's quality of life and helping them to be totally in the driving seat when it comes to planning and living their lives to the full. They want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but they can’t do this without you! They need Support Workers in the Cambridgeshire area to make their vision a reality.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
Job type: Permanent (guaranteed hours)
Hours: Full time, Part time or Relief
Salary: £8.25 per hour (£15,922.88 - £16,776.07 per annum)
Benefits: A minimum of 28 days holiday per year, Flexible working arrangements, Contributory pension plan, occupational maternity pay, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, health cash plan, access to thousands of retail discounts.
Full induction process, outstanding training opportunities, development and career progression, opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, free DBS screening.
This vacancy is open to flexible working times to suit you, offering full time, part time & relief Support Workers to join the teams in the Cambridgeshire area.
About the role:
The role of role Support Worker is incredibly varied, you will help to ensure the people you work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more and no two days are the same. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.
Our client in committed to ongoing learning and development, their ‘Learning Together Academy’ will make sure you have the tools and resources you need to do your job really well. You will also have the opportunity to complete recognised social care qualifications.
As a Support Worker with our client, you don’t need to have worked in supported living before. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
This is a very fulfilling role, however you need to be the sort of person who can take things in your stride, remain calm and be confident in dealing with sometimes difficult situations. You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
You will also need to be flexible and able to work various shift patterns including early and late shifts and sleep-ins for which additional payments will be made.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.