Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Harwich, Essex
Contract: Full time, part time & relief
Hours: Up to 39 hours per week
Salary: £9.01 per hour
Contact: Qin Parker
Contact Details: 07921 289548
Information: This role is shift work, including long days, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.
Driver, full UK driving licence, is desired not essential.
Who are Thera Group?
Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but we can’t do this without you! We need Support Workers in the Harwich area to make our vision a reality.
We have recently achieved Skills for Care endorsement which is a mark of quality in recognition of the learning and development you will receive. This is evidence that our training provision makes a significant difference to our workforce and the people we support.
What does a Support Worker do?
The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives. Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more.
A Support Worker could be taking the people supported out on shopping trips, days out, visiting social clubs and trips to the beach. They could support with day to day activities such as cooking and actively seek to introduce new choices.
Staff say “We get job satisfaction when goals are achieved with people” and “It’s a good place to work”.
What experience do I need?
You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind, patient and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
Ideally you will already hold a Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma or have the willingness to undertake.
You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
You must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts including long days, sleep ins and waking nights.
Experience with challenging behaviours and mental health is desirable.
What are the Benefits?
• 20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
• Employee support line to support you and your family
• Continuous on the job training is provided
• Contributory Pension Plan
• Occupational Maternity Pay
• NVQ Funding
• DBS paid for by Thera
• Career progression
• Training for level 2 Health and Social care diploma
We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Health Cash Plan
• Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate. Apply now to avoid disappointment
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