At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England. Support Workers make a real difference here at Turning Point, they provide support and advice to help people achieve their potential.
Where will I work?
You will be working in either the Kidderminster or Worcester/Droitwich area supporting people moving into their own shared properties that have been newly purchased as Turning Point develops new supported living options for people with a learning disability in Worcestershire. This is an exciting opportunity to support people with a range of health and behavioural needs through the transition of moving into their own home from either residential support or specialist schools or colleges. The properties acquired are good quality ordinary houses in the community and will support people to have choice and control over their lives.
What will I be doing?
This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your role will include:
Promoting the independence of people you will be supporting
Enabling the people you support to maintain their home and cook their own meals
Supporting people to maintain and improve all aspects of their wellbeing including becoming involved in and accessing everyday community activities
Enabling people to achieve maximum independence over their personal care, medication and manual handling if required
What skills and qualities do I need to have?
While some knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. You will be:
Passionate and enthusiastic
Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
Able to demonstrate good IT and communication skills
Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling
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:Annual pay reviews.
We are very pleased to announce the introduction for everyone of a new Reward Discount Scheme. This is a great scheme which will mean that you can get a whole range of discounts from top UK retailers to use as you like. The discounts that will be available to you include shopping cards offering up to 20% discounts on everyday shopping, holidays and eating out, discounts on days out, the cinema and attractions.
Excellent training and development
Pension plan and life assurance cover
Generous holidays with option to buy/sell days as suits your lifestyle
Free financial, legal and practical life advice, online health assessment tools, counselling services, and support from an occupational health and well-being provider
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 a Learning Disability to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job: we offer you a career.
Shift Patterns: Early 7am-3pm or 8am-4pm/ Mid 9am-5pm or 11am-7pm/ Late 1pm-9pm/ Late sleep 4pm-10pm sleep 7am-8.30am
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