Job Title: Support Worker – Residential Care
Hours: 37 per week, Monday-Sunday on a rota basis
Reporting to: Registered Care Manager
SALARY: £17,169 to £18,209
People with learning disabilities just want to live life to the full. Tim loves playing his music in the car as he goes off to day centre. Mary-Anne likes cooking and gardening and has amazed everyone by losing two stones in weight. Both of them just need someone to walk along beside them and support them with everyday living.
About the Role
Being a Support Worker is a bit like being a life coach. We are looking for friendly, patient people to train as Support Workers for people living in three small group homes in our 16-person Group Living service. The aim is to help people live as independently as possible and to have choice in life. You will work 1-2-1 with people and get to know their needs. You might find yourself washing someone’s hair, helping them make a shopping list or supporting them on a trip out or to a medical appointment.
Working at the Grange
You need a friendly nature and the flexibility to work shifts covering the hours 07.30am–15.00pm or 14.00pm-21.30pm. The working hours are 37 per week across Monday to Sunday on a rota basis. Full-time employees provide sleep-in cover on a regular basis (2-3 times per month) for which you receive an additional payment of £38 per sleep-in. Part time work is also possible.
Your duties will include preparing meals, accompanying the people we support to appointments and events, general housekeeping amongst others.
We provide you with a full programme of training so that you can progress in your career whether you are new to adult care work or already have experience.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
- Ability to work as part of a team and on own
- Good communication skills
- Flexible and adaptable approach to shifts and rota’s
- Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities or within the care sector
- Understanding of learning difficulties and physical disabilities
- Ability to drive
- Level 2/3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
- 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising by 1 day per each year of completed service up to 4 years
- Contributory pension scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Annual salary review
- Extensive internal training programme
- Free onsite parking
- Pay rise on completion of NVQ after probation
Due to the nature of the role we will undertake an enhanced DBS (at the cost of The Grange), and two satisfactory references will be required.
The Grange is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to have achieved the Investors in People Standard.
Please note that this position may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. If you wish to apply for this position, you are advised tosubmit your application as soon as possible.
Closing date: end-September 2019
Contact: For a chat with HR call Tel. 01372 452608 or email email@example.com