Relief Support Worker
Our client is 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 3,000 people.
Position: Relief Support Worker
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Job type: Relief, Permanent
Salary: £8.21 (plus 12.07% in lieu of holiday pay)
Benefits Package: Apprenticeships - gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning; Plus benefits package (discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out), 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after first year, contributory pension scheme and life assurance, an Employee Assistance Programme, annual staff award schemes, access to award winning training and development.
Closing date: Tuesday 6 August 2019
About the role:
Covering leave, training and sickness with hours that fit in with life's other commitments; this is an ideal way of discovering if this is the career for you.
As a Relief Support Worker you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. 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.
Experience isn’t essential but you should possess the knowledge and confidence to enable people to live a more fulfilling and independent life. Having the right values and attitudes is more important than experience.
Our client provide 24 / 7 support to some people, as a Relief Worker you will be requested to cover shifts regularly on an ad hoc basis. You are not an employee of our client and remain a 'Worker' for the duration of each individual contract you undertake.
Supporting with all aspects of the daily lives of the people we support including travel, holidays, personal care, accessing the community and helping to achieve goals.
No previous experience of support work or any special qualifications are needed for this job - you’ll get a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. You’ll need to have good communication and listening skills. Basic IT skills are also essential.
What they offer:
With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation they are committed to investing in their teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible.
Dependent upon the number of hours you work per week, you may have the opportunity to work towards an industry recognised qualification that will enable you to build a career in the Health and Social Care Sector. You would be supported every step of the way as you work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care with our approved training partner.
It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join them and help them change lives.
Strictly No Agencies Please
Usual terms and conditions apply.
Our client is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Our client is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.
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, Relief Worker, Relief Support Worker, Care Assistant, etc.