** Support Worker **
** St Albans, Hertfordshire **
** Permanent and full time **
** £16,438 / £8.43**
** 37.5 hours per week **
** To work every other weekend **
** E; 7am - 2.30pm/ L; 2pm - 9.30pm/ Sleep ins; 10/10.30pm - 7.30am **
** Adults with Learning Disabilities, Epilepsy, Autism, complex health needs and challenging behaviour **
BS Social Care are currently recruiting for a number of Support Workers for an adult`s supported living service within St Albans, Hertfordshire looking for candidates that have the values and passion for helping others.
About the company; they are charity that support people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and complex needs. They understand the challenges that are faced, and the support that by meeting their particular needs. They develop and create practical solutions that match each person`s abilities and goals, giving them the tools, they need to thrive and enjoy a fulfilling, happy life. They are passionate about ensuring they give the best possible care to their residents and provide a happy environment for both the service users and staff.
About the role; you will be working with adults who have moderate to severe Learning Difficulties, Epilepsy and challenging behaviour. Your typical day would include; hand over, supporting the service users get up washed, dressed and get ready for day centre, shopping or activities. You will complete paper work and keep care plans up to date. You will be a Key Worker, or a Link Worker so expect to be responsible for a particular service user including arranging their activities/medication and have everything then need to receive the best possible care. You will assist in picking them up from the day centre and providing personal and helping with dinner, then get ready for the evening. This role is very hands on due to the service users needing physical support with personal care and meals to ensure they have the best quality of life possible.
About the ideal candidate; it is not essential that you have experience, but it is essential that you are empathetic and compassionate towards the residents of the home and interested in the role for the right reasons. We need candidates that have the right values and understanding of the needs of the service users you`re working with by building a professional relationship and being a friend as well as their carer. If you do not hold any relevant qualifications, you will have to complete the care certificate and be willing to work towards gaining extra qualifications. The home is a friendly home, either fast paced or relaxed but always nice to be within. It will be ideal to be a driver with transportation. This organisation looks to upskill and progress their team and offer the opportunity to become Shift Leaders after probation if that is of interest.
In return; this role can either offer a permanent role working part or full-time hours over 4 weeks including weekend work. You will work a mix of earlys; 7am - 3pm, lates; 2.00pm - 9.30pm and sleep ins; 2pm-11am. You will also be offered a whole host of benefits which will be discussed on interview. The benefits include; £100 added to your salary for having a qualification, will have a mentor and could possibly become a mentor, length of service salary increase, 6-week induction, care certificate, face to face and E-learning; champion training, equality, hygiene ect, training around LD, MH, Medication and safe guarding, you will be able to gain the QCF.
To apply for this role or for more information, please call Carla Gunn on 01604 448408 or email your most up to date CV