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Casual Support Worker - Female

Job details
Posting date: 14 June 2024
Salary: £1,224 to £1,372 per hour
Additional salary information: £13.72 per hour inclusive of holiday pay or £12.24 per hour exclusive of holiday pay
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 14 July 2024
Location: Luton, Home Counties, LU1
Company: Advance
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 53321679


Position: Casual Support Worker - Female
Location: Luton
Hours: Zero contracted hours (Mon-Sun, including weekends, days, evenings, holidays and sleep in's)
Salary: £13.72 per hour inclusive of holiday pay or £12.24 per hour exclusive of holiday pay
Job ref: 4105
We regret to inform you that Advance is unable to accept any sponsorship requirements.
About the Role:
Would you like to work somewhere where you get to make a real difference every day?
Are you caring, fun and up for a challenge? Are you looking for a career where you get to make a difference to people’s lives?  Do you love the idea of no two days being the same? If so, we want to hear from you.
Advance is looking for a Female Casual Support Worker in Luton to support customers with learning disabilities/ autism/ complex needs/ mental health conditions to live the lives they choose.  We offer great benefits, flexible working and all the training and support you need to kick start a rewarding career in Social Care.
Day to Day Activities: 

- Assisting with personal care and hygiene (if required)
- Medication administration (if required)
- Support with preparing and cooking meals
- Support with attending medical appointments
- Support with social activities
- Support with independent skills
- Support with domestic duties such as cleaning and laundry
- Keeping accurate records and updating care plans as required
- Keeping up to date with your training

Waking Night Activities: 

- Assisting with personal care and hygiene (if required)
- Ensuring the premises are secure and safe during the night
- Supporting with meal times and food preparation (if required)
- Medication administration (if required)
- Support with independent skills
- Keeping accurate records and updating care plans as required
- Keeping up to date with your training
- Supporting with regular checks on the customer to ensure their safety
- Supporting with domestic duties such as cleaning and laundry

Advance is a great place to progress too; many of our Support Workers have gone on to be managers, and some have moved into roles in other areas of our business. Once you’re with us, there are genuine opportunities to learn, develop and build a long and rewarding career. Equally, there is the chance to work flexibly, fitting your role around your other life commitments.
About the candidate:
You don’t need to have previous experience working in care or support to be successful in this role. What matters are your values, your passion and determination to make a difference in the lives of people with autism or learning disabilities.
If you think a Causal Support Worker role sounds right for you, you will need to be:

- Good at working on your own and within a team
- Excellent at communicating with people
- Able to complete quality support records
- Able to work every other weekends
- Ability to follow a Support Plan and Risk Assessments and maintain customer records
- Need to be literate and numerate in English
- Willingness and ability to achieve the Care Certificate

For more information about the role please contact, Justine Griffiths on 07711470004 or Email: between Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

About the organisation:
Advance is a national, not-for-profit provider of housing and support services for people with disabilities and mental health conditions. Our vision is to transform lives; providing the best quality housing and support services so that people can live the lives they choose, achieve their personal goals, feel valued and know their voices are heard.
We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and we’re passionate about making Advance a great place to work. We invest in our staff, providing the training and support you need to succeed in your role, gain industry-recognised qualifications and realise your career aspirations.
We are an equal opportunities employer who values its staff and the difference they make to their customers. There is no place for racism or discrimination of any kind in Advance. As an organisation, we will not tolerate it. We are firmly committed to recruiting the best colleagues regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation and to supporting customers from similarly diverse backgrounds.
All newly appointed staff receive an induction, during which they will learn about our PRIDE values, our expectations of how they should treat our customers and our commitments in relation to how they will be treated as a member of staff.

Benefits of working for Advance:
We value our staff and the difference they make to the lives of our customers, which is why we offer the following benefits:

- Flexible hours to fit around you and the needs of our customers
- Paid mileage and travel time between appointments
- Sector specific training is provided as part of induction plus opportunities for professional development
- Access to Perks at Work where you can obtain great discounts of cinema tickets, shopping vouchers and much more
- Long service awards payable in 5 year increments
- Golden Hello/refer a friend receive up to £500
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
- Free DBS (Disclosures and Barring Service)
- Excellent opportunities to progress your career within Advance
- Enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum (if you work enough hours to meet the threshold for enrolment)

Advance is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and the Care Quality Commission and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. You will be required to provide evidence of right to work. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Advance.
We value diversity and therefore welcome applications from everyone interested in working at Advance. We are a Disability Confident Leader.
**For genuine occupational requirement reasons, we are looking to appoint a Female only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)
Advance Housing & Support Ltd reserves the right to close this job once sufficient applications have been received.

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