Support Worker - Hemel Hempstead (HP1)
Contract Type: Full-time / Part-time / Bank
Do you have a companionate and caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no two 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.
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 two services in Hemel Hempstead, if you are successful you will be based at one of the below services:
Welcome to Sybden. We are a 24-hour residential care home providing care for people with Learning Disabilities for almost 20 years.
We accommodate up to six people with mild to severe Learning Disabilities. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.
Hemel Hempstead Supported Living:
Our Hemel Hempstead team provides support to one individual living with a Learning Disability in their own home.
The applicant must be female and be able to ensure that the Person We Support is empowered to make their own choices and is supported to engage in the activities of their choosing as well as with community access, day trips and the occasional trip further afield.
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 and manual handling (for Sybden only)
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
This is a 24-hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working arrange of shifts from 7:00/8:00 am to 1:00/2:00pm and 1:00/2:00 pm to 9:00/10:00pm, sleep-ins or waking nights, 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:
Annual pay reviews
Excellent training and development
Pension plan and life assurance cover
Generous holidays with option to buy/sell days assuits your lifestyle
Free financial, legal and practical life advice, online health assessment tools, counselling services, and support from an occupational health and well-being provider
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
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 supporting 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.
If you would like to apply or require any further information on the role please contact me on .
Salary: GBP15,226 /year (GBP 14,500 plus GBP 726fringe weighting)