Learning Disabilities Support Worker

Posted 29 January by Newcross Healthcare Ending soon

Newcross Healthcare has been providing excellent quality care staff to nursing homes, hospitals and people in their own homes for over 21 years. We pride ourselves on employing only the very best, experienced care staff and ensuring our clients receive the highest quality person-centred care. Shift patterns can include regular part time or full-time work as well as flexible rotas that suit any off-duty availability you have.

We are now seeking to build our team of Learning Disability Support Workersworking with our Colchester branch in Colchester, Mersia Island, East Mersea and the surrounding local Essex towns.

It is essential that you are dedicated to promoting the well-being and quality of life of each individual you care for. This means recognising the capabilities of each person, championing their needs and seeing them as more than a care plan.

Due to rural client locations and shift times, public transport is not always readily available, therefore access to your own vehicle is desirable.

The Support Role

Newcross relies on the commitment and dedication of our employees to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we care for. We take pride in the quality of our care, so we're looking for experienced support workers with a genuine, caring approach as well as the skills to deliver person-centred care.

You will encourage and support clients in their day-to-day lives, championing their needs and enabling them to live more fulfilling lives. You will be providing care that supports life activities, enabling people to live as independently as possible, whilst providing essential support with washing, dressing, personal care and meal times.

If you take pride in giving the best possible care that enhances the well-being and quality of life of every individual you care for, we can offer you flexible shifts that fit around your family or other job commitments.

Newcross Perks
  • Excellent rates of pay with night and weekend enhancements plus special bank holiday rates.
  • Paid weekly, on time and accurately.
  • Manage your availability, timesheets and payslips online in your own account area.
  • Criminal record check (DBS) and uniform free for a limited time
  • Agreed travel and mileage expenses (for most clients).
  • Genuine 'out of hours' contact centre available 24 hrs a day
  • Local line manager and branch support team
  • Continuing training and development through our 'Training Credits' scheme.
  • Guaranteed hours contracts available
  • Recommend a Friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referral

Why Newcross?

Newcross healthcare value all of our employees and wish for all to have clear career progression because of this (unlike any other agency) we offer over 200 training courses to ensure that our employees always have the opportunity to evolve in their role, learn new skills and develop and progress further in their career. It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income, with the flexibility to choose your own hours, you can have the work-life balance to suits you.

The Local Branch

Your local team is located in Britain's oldest recorded town, Colchester. We're a short walk from the local castle and Colchester Town train station, easily accessible via bus, train and car.

Person Specification

You will need at least 3 months professional paid experience within a UK care setting, and experience of working with learning disabilities to apply for this position.

You could be required to travel up to 30 minutes to client locations, so access to your own transport is also desired, with mileage paid for most clients.

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If you cannot apply online, please call . Newcross Healthcare Solutions are committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing contained within this job advertisement is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.

Required skills

  • part time
  • support worker
  • flexible
  • care
  • nursing home
  • full time
  • care assistant
  • agency
  • carer
  • learning disabilities
  • healthcare assistant
  • hca
  • job
  • care agency
  • colchester support worker
  • mersia island support work
  • east mersea support work

Reference: 34103625

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