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Support Worker / Healthcare Assistant - Harrogate

Posted 30 March by Caretech
£9.00 per hour
Harrogate , North Yorkshire

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The Organisation: CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.

The Role: We are looking for Full Time, Part Time & Bank Support Workers to join us at two of our residential sites in Harrogate. The first of these two services is an 8 bed residential service providing specialist support for adults of various ages diagnosed with mental health disorders and Asperger’s syndrome. The building is staffed 24 hours a day and is spread over four levels. The second of these services is a 13 bed residential service providing specialist mental health and learning disability support for adults of various ages, with or without a forensic history. The site consists of two buildings joined together and is spread over four levels.

This is an intensive service, supporting individuals requiring various levels of support. You will be working alongside individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s, Mental Health Diagnosis and Personality Disorders and may be asked to support individuals during periods of challenging behaviour. We are providing individuals with practical and emotional support, enabling them to have fulfilled lives, gain further independence and achieve positive outcomes. You will also need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays and weekends.

Responsibilities of a Support Worker:

•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 for the role will have:

• 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 is desirable but not essential
•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


· 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.

Due to the nature of the position, 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.

Unfortunately due to the large volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact all candidates. If you have not heard from us within the next 14 days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Challenging Environment

Reference: 38221112

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