Support Worker

Recruiter
Dyffryn Care Agency
Location
St Asaph
Salary
£10,000 - £14,999
Posted
08 Mar 2018
Closes
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Support Worker

Homes supported by the Dyffryn team are in Rhos on Sea, Deganwy, Ruthin, Denbigh, and Kinmel Bay. Ideally you will have a full UK driving licence and your own transport, however applications will still be considered from those who reside within a commutable distance to any of the locations of homes listed.

Make a real difference…

Are you caring and passionate about making a difference to people’s lives? If so, you may be delighted to hear that due to continued growth, well-established business Dyffryn Support Agency have created multiple additional roles to provide support for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. Full training and support will be provided by the experienced and knowledgeable wider team, to enable you to succeed in the role and company.

Successful applicants will be offered a permanent contract, and opportunities available include both full and part time hours.

Who will I be working with?

Dyffryn Support Agency began changing lives in 1998, and the main aim of the family run business is to support people with learning disabilities to become more independent and to live fulfilled and happy lives within their community. The ‘Active Support’ approach enables people with learning disabilities to develop new skills, access a wider range of opportunities and engage in activities alongside other people, building important relationships and social networks that are part of an ordinary life. The Dyffryn head office is based in sunny Rhyl, with the experienced team providing home-support across North Wales.

So, what will the role of Support Worker entail?

As a Support Worker, you’ll be part of a large team that provide 24/7 support and care that helps the service users to lead an independent lifestyle, whilst making sure that every day experiences are person centered and as supportive as possible. Dependent on the service users you are allocated to support, your duties may include, but not be limited to:

  • Assisting with daily living activities and accompanying service users on leisurely outings
  • Providing support to the service users to develop their communication skills
  • Ensuring comfort and safety for service users
  • Observing and using non-verbal communication to understand needs and develop senses
  • Assisting with integration into the community
  • Helping to develop meaningful relationships within the community

What will I need in order to be considered for this Support Worker vacancy?

  • Willingness and enthusiasm to undertake training as required to perform duties effectively and within guidelines
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to respond to non-verbal communication
  • Ability to work within a team, with a proactive approach to tasks
  • A positive outlook with a compassionate, caring nature
  • Ability to use own initiative and remain calm within what can be a challenging environment
  • A good sense of fun
  • Be reliable and flexible towards tasks and hours

Experience supporting people with learning disabilities, along with the ability to hold a conversation in Welsh, is highly desired although not essential.

What will I receive in return?

Hourly rate: Starting at £7.60 to £7.90 per hour dependent on experience and qualifications. Plus, enhanced pay when working bank holidays.

Additional Benefits: Fully paid training and induction programme, and paid training to achieve QCF qualification.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full and part time hours available ranging from 4 to 40 hours per week. Your preference with hours and days to be discussed and agreed at interview.

All applications to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

This Support Worker vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer Dyffryn Support Agency. At JVP Jobs we believe in providing complete transparency for you the job seeker to help you make informed decisions. By applying for this role you are submitting your CV directly to our above named client. Please note that we DO NOT operate as a recruitment agency, all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer Dyffryn Support Agency, and should they wish to progress your application further they will be in contact with you.

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