Support Worker (Social Care)

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Salary: £9.10 to £9.46 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 October 2021
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
Company: New Directions Rugby LTD
Job type: Permanent
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New Directions (Rugby) Ltd is recruiting
Supported Living Support Workers - Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities
Post ref: SL
Full and part time shifts available, including evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.
We would particularly welcome applications from people who are able to work at weekends.
£9.10 up to £9.46 per hour

From 11 November 2021, it will be a legal requirement if working in our registered care services to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless medically exempt. As part of our safer recruitment process, if you are successful in applying for a role in one of our registered care services, it will be a condition of your employment to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical exemption.

Are you ready to make a positive difference to someone’s life?

Peter, Emily* and others like them are looking for people to support them to live their lives as independently as possible by becoming part of their team of Support Workers in our modern town-centre supported living accommodation services in Rugby, where no two days are the same.

Part of a supportive team, you will lone-work at times so will have the ability to remain calm in an emergency, know when to seek support, be confident and resilient in managing difficult situations and above all, have the interests of the people we support at the heart of everything you do.

You may already have experience of supporting people with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities and other complex needs. You may have a background in care or have worked in an environment supporting people who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Whether or not you have previous experience, we are looking for people who can demonstrate compassion, respect and empathy.

Could you support Peter*?
Peter is 24, likes going out with his friends, socialising at the local pub, going to the cinema to see the latest films and would like to get a job. Peter has mental health needs and at times does not engage in his support, however he needs encouragement to maintain his flat, to keep it clean and to learn to cook healthy meals.

Could you support Emily*?
Emily is 20, has moved out of her family home for the first time, has a partner, attends college and would like to start a family. Emily has learning disabilities and needs encouragement and support with daily living skills, such as managing her money and doing shopping; and with maintaining positive friendships.

*Peter and Emily are just examples of some of the people you will support.

Every person we support is an individual; they are all unique, have their own hobbies and interests. You may support individuals with their personal care, daily living skills and involvement in their local community. Your role will be to support them to live their life to the fullest, keep them safe and support them to take positive risks, helping them to achieve their hopes and aspirations.

New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services in Rugby, Warwickshire. We are a thriving and progressive charity with a passion for providing the highest quality service to the people we support and are committed to supporting every individual to live their life the way they want to. As we continue to expand our services we are looking to recruit Support Workers who are motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people we support.

What we offer you:
Pay above the national minimum wage
28 days leave per year including public holidays, pro rata for part time employees
Cost of DBS check reimbursed on successful completion of probation
Comprehensive service-specific induction and ongoing regular supervision, training and development
Working alongside and shadowing a “buddy” who will support you as you settle into your new role
Opportunity and support to achieve a work-based level 2 qualification
Free 24 hour confidential Employee Assistance Programme helpline
Reduced rate voluntary healthcare cash plan to support your health and wellbeing and that of your family
The chance to wake up everyday knowing that you are making a difference!

If you are looking for your next career move, or are ready for a change in career, are positive, kind, honest and a good listener, this could be the job for you. You will have patience, common sense and the ability to problem solve and will share our values of choice, independence, equality and treating everyone with respect.

To apply for this vacancy please go to our website

Please read the job description and person specification before completing the application form.
If you require further information please phone 01788 573318.


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