Support Worker

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
Ashford
Salary
Up to £10,000
Posted
24 Nov 2020
Closes
28 Nov 2020
Ref
1842721726
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Temp to perm contract available Working with Adults with Learning disabilities & complex needs

Support Worker - Adult Complex Learning Disabilities & Mental Health
Ashford
Temporary to Permanent placement - Early and Late Shifts
£9.77 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Organisation/Company:
One of the country's largest care providers are seeking a support worker for one of their residential homes in Ashford. They are looking to bolster their team across the Ashford area with a number of vacancies they are looking to fill during this busy period. This company currently provides care across the UK to adults with learning disabilities, they offer a welcoming environment with skilled and experienced staff and management.

Role:
You will work within a friendly team offering care to adults with complex/dual diagnosis learning difficulties. You will be required to give personal care including washing and dressing. Due to the complex needs of the residents you may experience challenging behaviour and a loud working environment due to the way residents communicate.
You will be required to be flexible with your availability as they are looking to cover a variety of different late and early shifts throughout the week. Depending on your shift pattern your duties will vary but you will typically be providing support for each individual based on their individual care plan.

Work Experience/Skills required:
* A minimum of 6 months experience within a similar care setting in the last 2 years (Hays must gain references to cover this experience).
* Experience and willingness to provide a high level of personal care (helping to wash, toilet, dress and assisting with meals).
* Experience in administering medication, preparing meals and planning and partaking in activities
* Experience with providing support and care to adults with learning disabilities.
* NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 are desirable but not vital.
* The sensitivity required to provide a trusting and stimulating environment along with being passionate about supporting people.
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
* A genuine desire to make a real difference in people's lives
* You will be positive and willing to create and follow a personalised service to every individual that you support.
* Be available to support in whatever capacity is required by an individual to nurture their path to independence.

Benefits:
* Competitive hourly pay rate available
* On site parking
* The position is an ongoing temporary role that if successful may lead to a permanent position.
* DBS support if you are not on the update service.
* Access to online training courses

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