Part -Time Support Worker
Salary: Up to £18,992.38per annum ( including a geographical allowance of £1,051.00) based on 37.5hrs/week
Hours: 24 hours per week, Mon-Sun including days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Sleep ins may be required.
Location: St Austell, Cornwall
Closing date : 28th May 2021
Please note a full driver’s license and access to own vehicle is essential for this role.
About the role
This service in St Austell supports adults with learning disability and an element of mental health. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic team working with adults that have a learning disability and a small element of mental health.
We are looking for candidates that have the passion and desire to help our customer’s make a positive difference to their lives, enabling them to achieve their goals and outcomes.
You will work together with the team and in partnership with other agencies to provide an excellent service. You will be passionate about ensuring the service we deliver is person centred in supporting our customers to develop their confidence, skills, and independence in their homes and in the local community including:
- Maintaining their homes
- Budgeting and shopping
- Planning and preparing meals
- Accessing activities in the community (study, volunteering, social/leisure activities)
- Support with medication
- Personal care
About the candidate
As a Support Worker, you will help people with mental health problems or learning disabilities in their home or out in the community. This might include motivating someone to eat healthily or visit the gym, or providing support to a person with emotional problems.
We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving the lives of local, vulnerable people, and we will consider your application even if you don’t have previous experience working in care or support. What matters to us is your ability and determination to support people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, and the values you can bring to Advance.
If you think a Support Worker role sounds right for you, you will need to be:
- Flexible to work on a rolling rota
- Good at working on your own and within a team
- Excellent at communicating with people
- Able to complete good quality support records
- The holder of a full driver’s license with access to your own vehicle
For more information or an informal chat about this vacancy please call Service Manager Gary on 07730 317 818.
Benefits of working for Advance
We’re a national, charitable organisation, supporting thousands of people across the U.K. We value our staff and the difference they make to the lives of our customers, which is why we offer the following benefits:
- Flexible hours to fit around you and the needs of our customers
- Paid mileage and travel time between appointments
- Paid holiday
- Full, professional training and the opportunity to work towards care qualifications
- Free DBS check
- Support from an experienced team leader
- Excellent opportunities to progress your career within Advance
- Enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum (if you work enough hours to meet the threshold for enrolment)
More about Advance
Advance is a well-established, national, charitable organisation which provide support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions living in the community. We are an equal opportunities employer who values our staff and the difference that they make to our customers. Whatever our role in the company, we all share a pride in what we do and use PRIDE to define how we all behave.
Advance is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and the Care Quality Commission and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. You will be required to provide evidence of right to work. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Advance.
We value diversity and therefore welcome applications from everyone interested in working at Advance. Advance are enrolled in the disability confidence scheme.
Advance Housing & Support Ltd reserves the right to close this job once sufficient applications have been received.
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