Support Workers

Various hours 20 – 37 per week 

£10.01 per hour rising to £10.21 per annum on successful completion of training and probation period

Being a support worker can be a very rewarding job. Even though the role can be hard and often challenging, making a positive difference to someone’s life and helping them become more independent brings feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction. It’s a great career choice for those who enjoy a varied job role and lots of interaction with others.

We are recruiting for Support Workers to join our Supported Living team who work alongside people with a learning disability, supporting with everyday things and so much more.

You don’t need to have previous experience of working in a social care what’s important is that you are a good communicator, patient, creative, able to work on your own initiative and also as part of a team.  Most of all we are looking for someone who shares our values and purpose and you will need to make the effort to get to know each customer so a relationship of trust can be built.

So what’s involved?

You will support people with a variety of activities such as managing their finances, cooking, cleaning and shopping.  Some of our customers also require support with personal care such as bathing, dressing and un-dressing, managing medication and support with their mobility. We also support customers with complex and behavioural needs. In your role, you will follow comprehensive planning and risk assessments, to ensure that you support the customers to achieve positive outcomes.

There’s lots of fun to be had too, as we actively encourage our customers to engage in a variety of activities such as going on long walks, joining in with virtual activity sessions, baking and much more. We also like to support our customers to go to the cinema, swimming, eating out and shopping. However this has been temporarily paused due to covid, so you will need to be creative and proactive at seeking new opportunities to assist our customers to take part in different activities.

We have a number of vacancies, including part time and full time. Flexibility is important as you will work on a rota basis. The rotas include a mix of shifts, including full days, short days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays.

Supported living is a 24-hour service which means we also need staff who are able to complete sleep-in shifts, this is usually between the hours of 10pm and 7am, where you sleep in the staff bedroom at one of the 24-hour properties, with the customers you support.

We also have waking night staff duties, waking nights are where you are awake for the night shift, usually between 10pm and 8am, providing care, support and completing other checks and duties as required.

For further information about the role, please read the Job Description.

To find out more about Supported Living, click here.

What next?

So whether you are looking to start a career, have a change in career or to change employers we would love to hear from you.  Give our team a call on 0161 253 6174 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday and we can arrange an interview.  Closing date is 28th February 2021 and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable candidates are found.