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Posted 6 days ago by Caretech
£9.89 per hour
Cambridge , Cambridgeshire

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Welcome Bonus of £500*(T&Cs Apply)*

  • Hourly Rate: £9.89 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:

Welcome Bonus of £500*(T&Cs Apply)*

Various contracted hour shifts available (to suit your lifestyle)

20 days holiday + bank holidays

Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme

Full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards

Dedicated learning & development programmes.

We offer Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to join the Care Sector

We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.

Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics

DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us.

Refer a Friend Reward Scheme - earn up to £250 per referral!

Stakeholder Pension

Share Save Scheme

Free Employee Assistance Programme

Annual Employee Awards Evening

Employee recognition schemes

Carer progression within the company.

CareTech Foundation - Opportunity to apply for family and friend’s grants.

*Welcome Bonus

Valid for this Service and position only

Paid after successful completion of probation period (6 months) or, if part time or bank, work the equivalent of 975 hours.

Payments are subject to taxable deductions.

The Welcome Bonus can be withdrawn at any time and without notice.

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.

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010


Required skills

  • Animals
  • Farm
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Residential Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Reference: 41653209

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