Support Worker in Carlisle

Posted 4 April by Turning Point Featured

Do you have a compassionate and 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 personal care to adults who need your support? 

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would LOVE to receive your CV. 

At Turning Point we support people with Learning Disabilities and we believe that by inspiring people to achieve their own goals, live the life they want, with who they want to live with and within their chosen community, we can make a real difference to those we support. 

So, where will I work?

We have multiple Services in Carlisle so depending on you travel arrangements and experience; together we will determine which service is right for you. Each service provides a relaxed and comfortable home for the people we support. 

So, what will I be doing?

Your duties may change depending on the service you will be working in. However at Turning Point we all want to achieve the same goal - promoting independence! Some of your duties will involve:

?         You will be supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, or going away on holiday

?         You will be providing personal care, manual handling & helping with distributing medication.

?         You will be developing resident's life skills and personal interests

?         You will be accessing local community groups, education and employment with residents.

?         You will be helping residents stay safe and healthy

?         You will be supporting resident's family

So, what skills and qualities do I need to have?

Again, your level of experience will depend on the service you work in. While some knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. However you will be:

?         Passionate and enthusiastic

?         Flexible, patient and non-judgemental

?         Able to demonstrate good IT and communication skills

?         Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling

Desirable experience -

?         Understanding of MAKATON, BSL, Picture referencing, and alternative communication systems is desirable

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:

Annual pay reviews

We are very pleased to announce the introduction for everyone of a new Reward Discount Scheme.  This is a great scheme which will mean that you can get a whole range of discounts from top UK retailers to use as you like. The discounts that will be available to you include shopping cards offering up to 20% discounts on everyday shopping, holidays and eating out, discounts on days out, the cinema and attractions

Excellent training and development

Pension plan and life assurance cover

Generous holidays with option to buy/sell days as suits your lifestyle

Family/Flexible leave

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. 

Hours: We have Full and Part time hours available. This is a 24 hour service and you will do a mixture of early and late shifts including weekend work and some waking nights.

If you would like to apply or require any further information on the role please contact me on .

We look forward to you joining us!!!!!


Reference: 34502909

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