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Male Support Worker

Posted 10 March by Caretech
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£9.70 per hour
Willingham , Cambridgeshire
Permanent, full-time

MALESUPPORT WORKERS - WILLINGHAM, CAMBRIDGE

  • Hourly Rate: £9.70 per hour

  • Contracted Hours: 35 hrs per week

  • Driver Essential

Due to the development of our service, we are looking to recruit additional Support Workers to work with a 25 year old gentleman who is shortly moving into a brand new flat, based on our very special Yewdale Farm site in Willingham, Cambridgeshire.

The gentleman being supported has severe learning disabilities and complex needs; part of this support will include the transition period from his current setting. You will be working as a team to develop the best approaches to create a care plan to support his individual needs.

Perhaps this gentleman will enjoy taking care of the animals, horticulture, going on picnics, picking fruit from the onsite orchards, kite flying, arts and crafts, computer courses or cookery? Or perhaps he’ll enjoy strolling to the local village to visit the auction houses, tea rooms and make use of their local conveniences? - This is for you to find out!

Yewdale Farm is a very unique service, which oozes fun and personality! Set within 14 acres of farmland (don’t forget your wellies), their pets include; rabbits, sheep, geese, ducks, dogs and we mustn’t forget the lizard!

Benefits of being a CareTech Employee:

20 days holiday + bank holidays

Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme

DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us.

Full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards

Stakeholder Pension

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Free Employee Assistance Programme

We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.

Carer progression within the company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment

To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and other whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality

To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events

To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required To work as part of a team to provide high quality care.

The successful candidate will have:

Due to the rural location of this service and funding agreements for this support plan, car drivers are essential.

NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards

Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.

The ability to keep calm under pressure Confidence to work alone and as part of a team

Excellent communication skills

The passion to work with vulnerable Adults The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding

The Organisation:

CareTech Community Services Ltd is a provider of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for people to live in community settings with learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour, mental health, forensic needs and acquired brain injury within a range of settings including, supported living services, shared housing, residential services and outreach. We encourage people to take control of their lives - this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.

CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a "Disability Confident Leader".

Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Application questions

Are you a car driver?
• Do you have previous experience supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs?

Reference: 41358386

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