Full-time & Part-time Support Workers for New Directions in Edmonton
We are looking for floating support workers, with care experience, to work full-time or part-time shifts, in the Edmonton areas, covering Edmonton and Upper Edmonton. We provide floating support to our clients, which is normally several hours at a time. We support people to do things for themselves, rather than us doing things for them. We teach daily living skills and support people to attend activities such as work placements, horse riding, college etc.
We prefer drivers, but this is not essential, as we also have walking shifts too. We’ll train and support you, so you can confidently deliver a great service. You’ll develop a bond with your customers, which will help you to assist them with developing their independence and working through alternative coping strategies.You’ll be part of a team, providing support to those who may be excluded from community settings because of learning disabilities causing challenging behaviours, complex physical and sensory disabilities, acute mental illness or substance misuse. We work with individuals to help them manage specific challenges and issues in their lives within a floating support or supported living setting.
You may be:·Assisting people through a ten step recovery programme·Teaching alternative coping strategies·Supporting people to manage their own behavioural issueYou’ll need a working knowledge of safeguarding processes, the ability to work as part of a team, or alone, and an understanding of the principles of empowerment. A QCF 2 in health and social care and understanding of helping people live independently is desirable, but not essential.We will support you with:
- £8 per hour payrates The opportunity to study for career developmentFree mobile phone for work and personal usePaid induction and refresher trainingFree Criminal Record Check28 days paid holidays
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