Support Worker

Recruiter
RNIB
Location
Epsom and Ashtead
Salary
£17,000 - £18,020 FTE (£9.05 - £9.60 per hour)
Posted
14 Aug 2018
Closes
10 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Permanent

Support Worker (Epsom and Ashtead)

Hours: Shift and overnight work required to cover service requirements across 24 hours a day – various shifts

Salary: £17,000 - £18,020 FTE (£9.05 - £9.60 per hour)

Location: South East England

"All the help I receive from RNIB helps me to lead a happier and more independent life. I am very grateful for all their support." Cameron - resident

Could you be our next Support Worker helping people with sight loss and complex needs to live more independently, like Cameron?

In Epsom and Ashtead we're looking for caring individuals who want to make a real difference, whilst enjoying a work life that offers variety each day.

We have got a range of opportunities with fixed hours to suit you. In Ashtead we are looking for Female only Social Care Workers and also Male and Female Social Care Workers in Ashtead.

We have also got opportunities in Redhill so when you apply please state in the Supporting Statement which site you are applying for.

You'll play a key role in enabling our residents to live as independently as possible and engage in activities that are so often taken for granted.

It really is a career like no other! No working day is the same but you could be helping residents to:

  • develop their everyday living skills, like cooking meals, cleaning, shopping and travelling
  • learn money skills
  • use gadgets such as talking microwaves, liquid level indicators, and banknote detectors
  • take part in social, leisure, learning, and work based opportunities.

You don't need qualifications to join us as we will help you achieve these. You just need to:

  • want to make a difference
  • be fun to be with
  • have patience and be calm under pressure as well as sociable, caring and supportive
  • work as part of a team to provide excellent person-centred support to our residents and their families
  • have good problem solving and communications skills
  • prioritise your workload effectively
  • work varied shifts on a rota basis (including the occasional sleep in) for at least 18 hours a week.

Experience of working in a social care or residential environment is desirable but not essential.

We'll provide you with full training. After a thorough induction, you'll shadow an experienced Support Worker, enjoy ongoing training and gain a recognised Care Certificate and optional Health & Social Care Diploma.

For candidate’s who wish to progress we offer excellent management progression paths to help you excel in a career where you truly can make a difference.

Above all, if you are passionate about making a positive difference to those affected with sight loss, we'd love to hear from you.

In your application please state your preference for 18, 20, 24 or 36 hours per week.