Support Worker in Leamington Spa

Turning Point
Leamington Spa
GBP16,300 based on 37 hours GBP19,819 based on 45 hours GBP8.47 per hour
25 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Support Worker in Leamington Spa CV31

Contract type : full-time 37 or 45 hours per week / part-time / bank

Salary: GBP 16,300 based on 37 hours / GBP 19,819 based on 45 hours / GBP 8.47 per hour

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no 2 days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.
As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

You will be working at one of our services in Leamington Spa.

Marloes Walk is located in Sydenham and is within walkable distance to Leamington Spa. There are 8 Individuals we support who have profound, multiple Learning Disabilities with additional health issues such as epilepsy & congenital conditions. Some have high support needs, mobility issues and require lots of personal care. Staff will develop communication skills such as knowledge of signing / visual aids as some are non-verbal. We endeavour to create positive family relationships offering a good circle of support. Marloes Walk is a well- regarded service with a community feel and during the summer months we hold lots of events.

Russell Terrace is a registered care unit with a happy, family atmosphere, providing support to 5 individuals aged between 20 to 60 years old with profound Learning Disabilities, all of whom are non-verbal and fully mobile and active. Our individuals require varying levels of personal care and there is one to one support required for two of the individuals we support.

Willes Road is a well-established service with good relationships - it's like a big, hectic family with a lively group dynamic. All the people we look after are fully mobile and active and you will work in a busy and lively environment. We accommodate for up to 8 individuals aged between 20 to 40 years old with mild to profound Learning Disabilities with some challenging behaviours. Staff are trained in positive support strategies and person centred approaches. The core hours of work are between 10am-6pm but the shift patterns are discussed. All those we support require one to one care which is quite intensive, offering positive and rewarding relationships with a focus on the individual. Some of those we support are non-verbal, so staff will develop skills in alternative communication methods.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include_
  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, or going away on holiday
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Personal care
  • Manual handling & helping with medication
What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are_
  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling
Shift Patterns

This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7_00/8:00 am to 2_00/3:00pm and 3_00/3:00 pm to 9_00/10:00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends.
Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes_

* Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
* 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
* Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
* Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
* Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
* Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
* Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.

Why Turning Point?

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job_ we offer you a career.