Do you have experience of working in care?
Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?
Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career in a management role?
If so then we would like to hear from you.
Closing Date: 19 December 2019
Interview Date: 9 January 2020
For an informal chat please contact Daniel Pinner on 01273 295285
About the role
The Beach House is a service which provides respite and short breaks for adults who have learning disabilities. We are expanding the staff team and looking to recruit a 28 hours Home Care Support Worker. Our most recent CQC inspection rated the service as “good” and the inspectors highlighted the fact that People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.’
About the role :
You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those receiving a service at The Beach House. The help you provide will be tailored to each individual’s needs and is designed to help them to maintain as much independence as possible. You will also be required to work closely with the service users family/carers and the Specialist Community Disability Service.
The support you provide to the residents will involve:
- supporting with intimate personal care where required
- enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming, trampolining, eating out, bowling, shopping etc.
- help with cooking meals
- assisting with the administration of medication
- completing care records
- using various communication tools to help residents express themselves
- maintaining relationships with family members, carers and friends
- Previous experience of care work and supporting people with learning disabilities is desirable but not essential as you will receive full training once you start in the role. You will need and an in-depth induction programme, where you will be well supported by your managers and colleagues. However, you will need to:
- have a caring and flexible approach to your work
- have good written and number skills
- have basic ICT skills
- be able to work well as part of a team
- be able to work on your own initiative and think quickly in a difficult situation.
This role is for 28 hours per week and you will be required to work a rota pattern that includes some weekends, early, late, sleep in duties and Bank Holidays (including Christmas and New Year on a rota basis. Enhancements are paid for these unsocial hours).
We can offer you:
- a generous salary
- time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday or time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am)Working for us
- the opportunity to volunteer to work extra shifts
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year (pro rota)
- regular supervision meetings plus
- a range of other staff benefits.