Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 9.5 per week
Allowances / Market Supplement: Night Duty and Shift Allowance
Are you a kind, caring individual, with patience and empathy? Would you enjoy spending your days supporting individuals to live fulfilled, happy and enriched lives?
At Plean Dene in Shanklin, we provide a safe, warm, friendly and welcoming home environment for our residents, a wonderful group of 9 adults with learning disabilities and ‘behaviours that challenge’.
Our job is to ensure that those we care for lead an active, fulfilling and enriched lifestyle and we are looking to appoint positive, committed and forward-thinking Day Support Workers to assist us in this goal.
As part of our team, you will enable and support with all kinds of activities encouraging our residents to enjoy Island life, from walks along the coast from Shanklin to Sandown, trips to feed the ducks, bus trips around the Isle of Wight and visits to local garden centres, you’ll even join our residents on day trips and excursions to a range of Island attractions such as Tapnell Farm, Robin Hill and Rylstone Gardens.
Our residents have a wide range of care needs and diverse interests so you will need to tailor your work to suit each individual, ensuring everyone is happy and engaged in the activities and experiences that suit them best.
On site at home, you could be supporting with arts and crafts workshops, working with our ‘Magic Table’ (a virtual gaming experience) supporting with domestic duties such as cleaning or helping in the kitchen as we provide delicious home cooked meals each day.
You’ll also support with regular personal care whenever needed, which can include toileting, dressing and feeding, supporting each individual to be as independent as possible.
You will play a key role in delivering a high-quality service, which has a person-centred approach and actively supports and maximises residents' independence and life experience. Our team needs to be a special mix of energy and enthusiasm with the ability to also be gentle and calm, to adapt to the needs of all our residents, some of whom will communicate non-verbally which will require time and patience to master.
Contact us today to discover how you can fit in with our team as a Support Worker at Plean Dene! The typical night shift time is as follows:
* Wakeful Night – 22:00 – 07:30
You will be well supported and receive regular structured supervision, training and development opportunities.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy with a clear commitment to excellence. It is an important feature of these roles that residents have access to the range of community activities, and we therefore welcome applications from people who are able to drive vehicles used by the residents in the homes.
Closing Date: Rolling Advert
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.