Support Worker at Franklin Avenue - Barton-Le-Clay - Bedfordshire

Posted 4 April by Turning Point Featured

Support Worker - Barton-Le-Clay - Bedfordshire

Contract type:

- full-time / part-time / bank Driver preferred due to location however not essential.

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no 2 days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support? 

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England. 

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

We have a 6 bedded registered care service in Barton-Le-Clay were we offer 24 hour support within a residential service. We provide 24 hour care 7 days a week for adults with Learning Disabilities. We accommodate people with mild to profound Learning Disabilities. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible and live a life that makes sense to them. Whilst you will be based in Barton-Le-Clay there is an expectation that you will support the people out and about accessing different areas and their local community. You may do this using public transport or house vehicles. Driver preferred due to location however not essential.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, or going away on holiday
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Personal care, manual handling & helping with medication

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling

Shift Patterns

This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7:00am to 2:30pm and 2:00pm to 9:30pm, sleep ins or waking nights and every other weekend.

NIGHTS:

You will be expected to work from 21:15 to 07:15; this will also include some weekends.

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
  • 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.

Please apply online or send your CV directly to

Reference: 34502979

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