Internal Support Worker in Derby

Posted 4 April by Turning Point Featured

INTERNAL ONLY

We will be opening a new Specialist LD service in Derby. If you are looking for a new challenge please contact me on.

Salary GBP 15,392 per Annum

Job Description

Turning Point is a not-for-profit organization, supporting people with Learning Disabilities across England. We are opening a new service in the Derby area and we are looking to appoint support workers who can make a real difference, to help each of our residents to achieve their potential.

Our new service in Derby requires people who are team players and can inspire individuals with a learning disability to remain independent. No one day is the same and duties will vary from support with day to day living, to supporting individuals to attend doctors' appointments, and help with medication, as well as lots of fun, like days out and holidays. It's a busy role, with a moderate requirement to support with manual handling, and you must be able to work on a Rota basis to provide some week end and night cover.

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:

  • Excellent training and development on all aspects of the role
  • A pension plan & annual leave with an option to buy and sell
  • Family/flexible leave, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan, & Bike 2 Work scheme
  • Free financial, legal and practical life advice, online health assessment tools, counselling services, and support from an occupational health and well-being provider.

Where will I work?

We are opening a new service is the Derby Area and we are looking to appoint support workers who can make a real difference, to help each of our residents to achieve their potential.

What will I be doing?

At Turning Point we value you for your life skills like cooking, cleaning & supporting with personal care. Our new service in Derby requires people who are a team player and can inspire the individuals with a learning disability to remain independent. No one day is the same and duties will vary from support with day to day living, to supporting individuals to attend doctors' appointments, and help with medication, as well as lots of fun, like days out and holidays. It's a busy role, with a moderate requirement to support with manual handling, and you must be able to work on a Rota basis to provide some week end and night cover.

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Hold an NVQ 2 or 3 or Care Certificate and must have experience of working with people with challenging behaviours e.g. PBS SCIP, Maybo etc.

Staff experience of working with individuals with Autism and sensory processing needs.

Someone who is patient, able to give someone the time to process the information

Someone able to support proactive strategies

Able to support behaviours that present a challenge (to de discussed at interview)  

Able to cook

Passionate and enthusiastic

Flexible, patient and non-judgmental

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:

Excellent training and development

A pension plan & annual leave with an option to buy and sell

Travel expenses will be paid for the training period from the base of the service only.

Family/flexible leave, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan, & Bike 2 Work scheme

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 Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job: we offer you a career.

Reference: 34502902

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