Support Worker - Waking Nights

The SmartList
7.62 GBP Hourly
07 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
LOCATION: Eye, Suffolk

JOB TITLE: Support Worker

SALARY & BENEFITS: GBP7.62 per hour with excellent career progression opportunities

WORKING HOURS: 29.25 hours per week

THE COMPANY: We are pleased to be working with one of the largest charities nationally who are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to adults with learning disabilities. For the last 25 years their reputation has been built upon their values, passion and commitment to enable people with Learning Disabilities to live active and fulfilling lives.

THE ROLE: We support a lady in her own home. As a waking night support worker you will play a key role in enabling her to carry out all the tasks involved in her night time and early morning routines.

This will involve supporting her with breakfast preparation, personal care and hygiene and general domestic tasks. Applicants will need to be prepared to undertake training in the moving and handling of people, (which we will provide) because this individual also has physical disabilities. She is wheelchair bound and needs a ceiling hoist to move her.

Key Responsibilities -

- Social and emotional support, either at home and/or in my local community

- Support with their shopping, assist with budgeting,

- Building/maintaining relationship with friends and family

- Household tasks including cooking, cleaning and laundry

- Going out for walks, drives, swimming and other activities that people supported may want to experience.

THE CANDIDATE: We know this is a challenging role, so we are hoping to find resilient people who can see this as more than job - this is a chance to make a real difference, that will not only enrich someone else's life but also yours.

We are looking for female staff who are patient, confident, pro-active with a good sense of humour who can empathise with the difficulties these individuals present and are committed to supporting them on the bad days as well as the good. Experience in a similar role, or an understanding of autism and complex behaviour would be an advantage but is not essential.

- Full induction process and dedicated manager to support you

- Outstanding training and development opportunities as a Support Worker

- Opportunity to gain recognised qualifications

- Career progression

Key experience essential for the role:

- Empathy, caring and sensitivity to the needs of others

Previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker are all desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

Does this sound like you?

If yes, then please hit the "Apply Now" button. You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to further support your CV. We will be in touch within 7-10 days to make you aware of the next steps.