Support Worker - Home & Community

9.09 - 9.32 GBP Hourly
22 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life? We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

We believe that all employees are the heart and soul of us. We want to invest in you, to ensure that you feel valued as we believe happy staff equals a happy workplace and this will contribute to a successful Charity. Why not join our team, all staff receive the following benefits:

24 days holiday increasing to 29 days with over 5 years' service. Bank Holidays are in addition to this
Comprehensive induction Training
Access to award-winning training and development - My Learning Cloud
Generous sick pay when 6-month probation is completed
Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Via Mindful Employer Plus
Accredited Disability Confident Employer
Staff Work PerksWe are lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible. For this, we need inspirational people.

We are looking for a dedicated Support Workers. This position calls for a flexible approach and will involve the delivery of all aspects of Care promoting independence whilst ensuring their dignity and at all times, Support aimed at assisting clients to maintain their accommodation, enabling a fulfilling a life.

We provide a personalised service which is always tailored to meet the individual needs of the client. Our Support Workers are fully trained to work with people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health.

We work with our clients to reduce social barriers to enable them to live fulfilling lives and achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Full Time hours are available with a salary of GBP17,725.50 rising to GBP18,174.00 after a successful probation period.

All applicants are required to be flexible, working on a shift rota pattern including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

All applicants are required to have access to a road worthy vehicle with business insurance.

Care Support Worker Main Responsibilities:

To support clients as set out in the support plan, which may include leisure and social activities
To assist with practical social care tasks in the home, to include menu planning, cooking, shopping, budgeting and money management, benefit claims, managing a tenancy and dealing with correspondence and bills
To work towards independence with personal care needs
To Support and encourage a healthy diet and lifestyle
To support with medication and attending medical appointments
To support with travel training, promoting confidence and independence
To be responsible for developing support plans and risk management plans within set timescales
To be proactive in supporting clients achieve their goals and outcomes
To support clients to build social skills used to develop successful relationships
To attend and take an active role in staff meetings and client forums
Promote and support clients to maintain relationships outside of the home with residents' families, friends and within the local community
Maintain confidentiality in respect of clients and staff and ACC&S as an organisation at all times.
Adhere to the Lone Working policies and all other Policies and procedures at all times with regard to confidentiality, equal opportunities, anti-discrimination and health and safety
To attend regular supervision and appraisals and be responsible to your Line Manager.
To maintain the code of conduct and dress code and maintain professional boundaries at all times.
To adopt a flexible and willing approach to any further duties not listed that may be considered reasonable within the general area of activitySupport Worker | Care Support Worker | Learning Disabilities | Mental Health |Autism


Mileage paid at 40p per mile

Essential Skills

Understanding and knowledge of adults with learning difficulties.
Good Knowledge of preparing Risk Assessments and Care plans.
To be able to cover on a flexible rota, to include some evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays and sleep-ins.
Keen and self-motivated attitude.
Ability to support the Homes manager and team, to ensure maintenance records required by government legislation are upheld and in date, e.g. fire records, health and safety, COSHH, medication and clients files.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Encourage the clients to work towards achieving their goals.

About Company

We have some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic staff and volunteers that you could ever meet - and if you're interested in helping vulnerable people to achieve their goals, there could be a place here for you too