Support Worker (Adult Social Care)

Job details
Posting date: 20 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £8.55 per hour for customer contact time
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 February 2020
Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Company: The Avalon Group
Job type: Permanent
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The Avalon Group is a well-established, award-winning charity providing flexible person-centred care, support and companionship for everyday life, housing, learning and employment. To do this we need people who are enthusiastic about using their existing skills to help others.

We are registered with local authorities and rated highly by the Care Quality Commission independent inspectors with an overall rating of ‘Good’ across all services following recent inspections.

Due to business growth and an increase in work with existing customers, we have full time and part-time vacancies for Support Workers to work with our customers across Doncaster and the surrounding areas.

Position: Support Worker

Number of Posts Available: 5+

Hourly Rate: £8.55 per hour for customer contact time with enhancements of up to £8.65 per hour for weekend working and generous sleepover rates.

Contracted Hours Available: Various contracted hours available. We require our Support Workers to be a flexible as possible as the rotated shift patterns will vary from week to week depending on the needs of the business.

Many of our customers in the Doncaster area are aged between 18 and 56 with Learning Disabilities, Autism or Mental Health conditions such as Bi-polar and Schizophrenia. Regardless of their conditions, they are all looking for support to live independently, develop their social skills and above all, enjoying some company.

The support our customers require on a daily basis consists of (but not limited to) the following:

personal care (to include: washing, dressing, toileting and any other intimate care tasks
meal preparation
general housework
attend fitness classes and social events
weekly food shopping

Our award winning in-house training team will ensure that you learn all the additional skills you need to deliver the role with confidence, so that no previous experience working in social care is necessary.

Being a car driver would also be highly desirable but is not essential.

As an Avalon employee you will have access to the following benefits:

Access to our award winning in-house paid training with opportunities to develop your career
24/7 Everyday Advice helpline, giving you impartial guidance regarding any personal matters or concerns you may have
Supportive working environment
Discounts at high street retailers, gym memberships and Health Cash Plan
Paid travel expenses between consecutive sessions of support
Paid Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate (which you need to be able to work in social care).

If being a Support Worker is something you think you could do and would like to help make a difference in these peoples life’s please apply – we’d love to hear from you.

“I’ve always said Avalon is one of the best places you could hope to work for. Even just talking to friends I know working for other organisations it makes me realise how supportive Avalon are and how any queries are listened to.” Judy, Support Worker for the Avalon Group.

We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion.

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