Support Worker - Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Recruiter
Heritage Care
Location
Uttoxeter
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Aug 2018
Closes
07 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Support Worker - Full-time - Uttoxeter
Heritage Care is a charitable organisation that provides a range of flexible individualised care and support services for people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.
We look to recruit people who both embody and share our values: People who always behave with integrity and that seek to inspire everyone they come in contact with. People who respect diversity and value inclusiveness. People who constantly innovate to meet the needs of those we serve and impact lives in a positive way.
As a Support Worker you will need to develop warm and trusting relationships with people with learning disabilities to help them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. No two days are the same - you will be supporting 2 gentlemen in their own home in Uttoxeter who like to get out and about as much as possible. One gentleman does like to get out for long walks in the countryside and the seaside. One gentleman cannot walk distances. You will need to be able to drive. You will support the gentlemen to undertake household chores, including planning and preparing meals to supporting them in their leisure activities inside and outside of their home.
You will need to have exceptional relationship building skills as you will be part of an experienced staff team working inside their home. Excellent listening and communication skills and a positive encouraging attitude is a must. You will need to be able to demonstrate a good standard of written, verbal and numeracy skills as well as good basic IT skills. Most important is a genuine passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.
You will be required to work shifts, including evenings, weekends and "sleep ins".
The benefits we offer include:
28 days holiday including bank holidays, Pension Scheme, Bike to Work scheme, Discount scheme with a wide range of retailers, Refer a friend scheme
Free Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
No particular qualifications are required but the Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 related qualification would be helpful. We also offer excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided.