Support Worker

  • Job Reference: ST5/PERM/LS
  • Date Posted: 9 November 2020
  • Recruiter: Cream Health Care
  • Location: Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
  • Salary: £18,150 to £20,000
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Pam
  • Telephone: 01782 261552

Job Description

Our client is a leading social care provider in the UK and has asked us to recruit for their supported living service in Newcastle under Lyme.  The service is about to receive the service user that is going to have this semi-detached house as his own home.  The service user is a young man, with learning disabilities and mental health needs, moving from childrens to adult services.  The shifts are either days or nights.  The day shifts are 09.00 – 21.00 and the night shifts are 21.00 – 09.00 – yes you will be carrying out cleaning and laundry duties whilst the young man is tucked up in bed.   There will be some challenging behaviour and there will be a team of two on each shift.  Our client is proud of the loyalty of their employees and the long service provided by many. We know this as a fact as we join them for their annual awards ceremony in a top London hotel. 

As a Support Worker your duties will include:

  • Working 12 hour shift with one other support worker to deal with potential aggression and anti-social behaviour
  • Providing guidance for domestic duties such as meal preparation and cleaning
  • Providing assistance / encouragement with personal care
  • Liaising with outside professionals to help deal with an eating disorder of the service user
  • Promoting the independence of the service user
  • Encourage Community access to ensure the service user enjoys a fulfilling life via great social activities

To be suitable as a Support Worker you will need to have:

  • Have a passion to work with vulnerable adults
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure
  • Confidence to work alone or as part of a team
  • Commitment to achieve a high standard of safeguarding
  • A passion to deliver great care to motivate and ensure the young man thrives in the environment
  • Good spoken English
  • A minimum of 3 year work history so references can be supplied.

And if you have the following it would be ideal

  • Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health needs
  • NVQ2 Health & Social Care
  • Formal training in management of challenging behaviour.  If you have MAYBO training our client will ensure that this is regularly updated
  • Driving Licence (the home has their own car) to take service users on excursions, doctor visits etc

In return you will receive:

  • £18150 per annum based on 40 hour week
  • Full Induction Programme
  • Dedicated learning and development programmes
  • MAYBO Training
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses on a variety of topics
  • Free DBS Check
  • Refer a friend scheme – earn up to £250
  • Pension Scheme
  • Annual Employee Awards Evening
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • Company share save scheme

We are keen to hear from you if you have recent experience as a support worker, personal assistant providing personal care, care worker or a carer based in Newcastle under Lyme or surrounding areas such as Wolstanton, Porthill, Bradwell, Chesterton, May Bank, and Basford.

Please apply now or call us for more information.