Support Worker (Waking Nights)
Support Worker (Waking Nights)
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: Support Worker / Supported Living Worker - Waking Nights
Location: New Malden, Surrey
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 20 hours (2 nights Saturday & Tuesdays) per week working between 9.45pm-7.45am.
Salary: upto £8.60 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2
Benefits Package: 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, Automatic work-place pension enrolment and life assurance, an Employee Assistance Programme with telephone and face-to-face support options, as well as support for financial wellbeing, Annual staff award scheme -The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme, Access to award winning training and development - Our client is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status.
Closing date: Friday 11 October 2019 2019
About the role:
As a Waking Night Support Worker for our client 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.
As a waking night support worker, you are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals as required. You could be supporting someone with personal care, helping someone with their medication or just chatting and keeping them company if they are unable to sleep. There are routine cleaning tasks to be completed on each shift.
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
About the service
At our client's residential Service in Walberton, West Sussex they work closely with the people they support, their families, carers and health professionals to deliver services that are personalised to meet individual needs and wishes. Our client encourages the people they support to choose how they live, while their innovative solutions support people with learning disabilities in making those choices and leading fulfilling lives as part of their local community.
You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job - you’ll get plenty of training along the way. It’s great if you already have experience of learning disabilities, autism or dementia, but this is by no means essential. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.
What our client offers
Our client offers a range of benefits and career development opportunities. They’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. 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.
Join our client and help them change lives.
Strictly no agencies please.
Our client's 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, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.