** Support Worker **
** Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire **
** £17,550/£9ph **
** 37.5 hours per week **
** E; 7am - 2.30pm/ L; 2pm - 9.30pm/ Waking Nights; 9.30pm - 7.30am **
** Adults with Learning Disabilities, Epilepsy and challenging behaviour. **
BS Social Care are currently recruiting for a number of Support Worker for an adult`s residential home within Hemel Hempstead, 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; this role will require manual handling and personal care, meaning that you will not be afraid to deliver physical care and get stuck in. 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 offer a full time and permanent role of 37.5 hours per week working over any 7 days on a rota pattern. You will work a mix of earlys; 7am - 2.30pm, lates; 2.00pm - 9.30pm and may be required to cover waking night shifts- however will be discussed upon interview. You will also be offered a whole host of benefits which will be discussed on interview. The benefits include having 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