Casual Support Worker (Ref: 2024_887)

Job details
Posting date: 17 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Grade 4, £12.18 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 16 June 2024
Location: Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Isle of Wight Council
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 2024_887

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Are you looking for flexible or additional hours that fit around your own schedule?

Are you a kind, caring individual, with patience and empathy?

Would you enjoy spending your days supporting individuals to live fulfilled, happy, and enriched lives?

At Plean Dene in Shanklin, we provide a warm, friendly, and welcoming home environment for our residents, a wonderful group of 10 adults with learning disabilities and ‘behaviours that challenge’.

Our job is to ensure that those we care for have an active, fulfilling lifestyle and we need a team of Casual Workers to support us in this goal.

As part of our team, you will enable and support with all kinds of activities encouraging our residents to enjoy Island life, from walks along the coast from Shanklin to Sandown, trips to feed the ducks, bus trips around the Isle of Wight and visits to local garden centres, you’ll even join our residents on day trips and excursions to a range of Island attractions such as Tapnell Farm and Rylstone Gardens.

Our residents have a wide range of care needs and diverse interests so you will need to tailor your work to suit everyone, ensuring everyone is happy and engaged in the activities and experiences that suit them best.

On site at home, you could be supporting with arts and crafts workshops, visiting Independent Arts, also supporting with domestic duties such as cleaning or helping in the kitchen as we provide delicious home cooked meals each day.

You’ll also support with regular personal care whenever needed, which can include toileting, dressing and feeding, supporting everyone to be as independent as possible.

Our team needs to be a special mix of energy and enthusiasm with the ability to also be gentle and calm, to adapt to the needs of all our residents, some of whom will communicate non-verbally which will require time and patience to master.

Contact us today to discover how you can fit in with our team as a Casual Support Worker at Plean Dene!

The typical shift times are as follows:

Early Shift – 07:15 to 14:45

Late Shift – 14:30 to 22:00

Wakeful Night – 22:00 to 07:30

You will be well supported and receive regular structured supervision, training, and development opportunities.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy with a clear commitment to excellence. It is an important feature of these roles that residents have access to the range of community activities, and we therefore welcome applications from people who can drive vehicles used by the residents in the homes.

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