Care & Support Worker

19000.00 - 19000.00 GBP Annual + GBP19000/annum + Benefits
10 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Are you interested in developing your career as a care worker? Metropolitan have a number of opportunities for care and support workers in various locations in Brent?

You will be working in one of four Extra Care services that we provide for older people in Brent. Making up part of the expanding team to provide excellent care to our customers you will have the opportunity to develop your career with a leading housing trust.

Metropolitan are able to provide full training to you if you have the desire and compassion to take up this role. This training will ensure you provide personalised care and support services to our customers with dignity. This role does require you to work flexibly to ensure individual needs are met while maximising independence, choice, privacy and well-being, in collaboration with the senior care and support workers/team leaders.

You will need to be able to work on a flexible rota including weekends. The shifts are 7am - 3pm or 2pm -10pm. 7 day rota working over 5 days including weekends. 37.5 hours a week.

To be successful in the role some previous experience is essential, but most importantly we are seeking individuals that can provide a caring and supportive service to our customers with dignity. You will demonstrate you understand what good support looks like which is appropriate to the age, gender, disability, race, religion and sexuality of the customer to improve their quality of life and independence

Essential elements of this role include, but are not limited to: -

- Provide assistance with the personal care and support needs of customers as identified in their care and support plan.
- Encourage and support customers to establish and maintain positive relationships with their family and friends and engage in activities which help them to achieve their personal goals.
- Provide support and practical assistance to customers with benefits, budgeting, paying bills and accessing appropriate services.
- Provide social and emotional support to customers in line with policies & procedures and best practice.
- Promote self-advocacy and act as the customers advocate where appropriate.
- Be aware of customers wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
- Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.
- Prompt and assist with the ordering, safe storage and administration of medication as detailed in care & support plans, recording as appropriate.

In your applications you must demonstrate: -

1)At least 6 months experience of providing care, preferably to older people
2)Flexibility in your working pattern.
3)Ability to deliver excellent service to customers

If you are interested in the position we are really interested in receiving your application plus supporting statement outlining in 250 words or less what you believe would make you suitable to be a care and support worker for older people.
All Applications must be received by 10th November. Interviews will be on Wednesday 15th November.

In return for your commitment to Metropolitan we will also provide full training and personal development that is tailored to your personal ambitions through our own Metrocadamy. Also Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Well-being Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days holiday, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Metropolitan is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Metropolitan is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Metropolitan are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation. Metropolitan will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

However it should be noted that the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed