Support Worker in Thanet - Kent

Posted 4 April by Turning Point Featured

Turning Point UK

GBP 17,550 a year (45 hours)

GBP 14,430 per annum (37 hours)

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 people's 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? You will be working in one of our services in Broadstairs, Garlinge or Birchington. Our services in Thanet Area offer a 24 hour supported living facilities in providing support for adults with Learning Disabilities. We tailor our support to enable people to be as independent as possible.

Birchington

This area sees 8 flats in one location where Support Workers are linked to work with a specific person based on shared preferences and personalities creating a bespoke core team of staff.

Days can consist of supporting people to meet with friends or family, accessing health professionals, housework, shopping, day trips, cooking, holidays, Gym classes.

People that we support here have a mixture of communication, mobility and health needs and this would be described as a quiet but active environment. This location is perfect for access to local transport being close to the train station and bus routes, with the local town just up the road.

Garlinge

Within this location we support people with learning and physical disabilities to live within their own purpose built flat. This area sees 8 flats in one location where Support Workers are linked to work with a specific person based on shared preferences and personalities creating a bespoke core team of staff.

People that we support here have a mixture of communication, mobility and health needs and this would be described as a busy and active environment. A local bus route directly opposite is available for those using public transport.

Broadstairs

Within this location have two areas where we support people with learning and physical disabilities to live within their own purpose built flats, one area sees 6 flats and another supports 4 people. Support Workers are linked to work with a specific person based on shared preferences and personalities creating a bespoke core team of staff.

People that we support here have a mixture of communication, mobility and health needs and these would be described as quieter environments.

This location offers a bus route for those using public transport and walking distance to the busy Broadstairs town.

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 7:30 am to 3:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 10:00 pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends. Please note that working hours may vary from service to service. 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: 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. Please apply online or send your CV directly to

Reference: 34502935

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