We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, committed and proactive support workers to provide high quality care and support within the Hackney area.
Job Title: Support Worker
Salary: £21,497.00 per annum/£10.85 per hour
Contract: Full time permanent/Flexible zero hours
Hours: 38 hours per week/zero hours
Closing Date: 9am 13th August 2021
Interviews: Will be held on 23rd August 2021
Are you the person we are looking for?
Can you support a person to achieve their goals? For example, to empower someone who is non-verbal to use assistive technology to communicate via an IPad using communication software, to enable a person to keep in contact with family and friends to connect through a video call system.
If these are activities that you can see yourself doing this could be the position for you.
The people you will support are living in the community in an adapted supported living environment. They live in their own self-contained fully accessible flat. The service provides excellent support for people with profound multiple learning disabilities and autism. People are supported, through a person centred approach, to access personally meaningful educational, sports and leisure opportunities. We also ensure other support goals relating to health, housing, personal care etc. are on track.
Creative, multisensory approaches, active support, good communication tools and partnership working are critical to ensuring the best possible life opportunities for people with PMLD and autism.
To be successful as a Support Worker you will share the organisations values of enabling, empowering and engaging. You will need to bring with you the following skills:
- An excellent team player
- Active support
- Person centred approach
- Being creative and empowering in your support practice
- Having resilience and embracing positive behaviour support approaches
- Good verbal & written communication skills
As well as knowing what you do makes a difference to people’s lives every day, you will also receive a great benefits package:
- Flexible working hours that will give you the work life balance that is right for you
- Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
- Computing Scheme
- Credit Union Scheme
- Cycle-to-Work Scheme
- Death in Service Benefit
- Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
- Blue Light Card
- Eye care Vouchers
- Flu Jab Reimbursement
- Long Service Awards
- Pension Scheme
- Purchase Additional Annual Leave
- Refer-a-Friend Scheme
- Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services for successful candidates. This will be fully subsidised.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as: Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.