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Support Worker

Posted 9 March by Heritage Care Easy Apply Ended

Support Worker needed at Links Close, Norwich, Norfolk.

Salary: £15,059 rising to £15,257 after probation period based on full time 38 hours

Hours: Full time and part time hours available

Heritage Care is a charitable organisation that provides a range of flexible individualised care and support services for people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.

We look to recruit people who both embody and share our values: People that always behave with integrity and that seek to inspire everyone they come in contact with. People that respect diversity and value inclusiveness. People that constantly innovate to meet the needs of those we serve and impact lives in a positive way.

As a support worker you will need to develop warm and trusting relationships with people with learning disabilities to help them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. No two days are the same you will be supporting the tenants to undertake household chores, including planning and preparing meals to supporting them in leisure, education and employment services inside and outside of the home.

Experience of caring/supporting people with mental health support needs in a paid or voluntary capacity is desirable you will also need to have exceptional relationship building skills as you will be part of an experienced staff team working inside their homes. Excellent listening and communication skills and a positive encouraging attitude is a must. You will need to be able to demonstrate a good standard of written, verbal and numeracy skills as well as good basic IT skills. Most important is a genuine passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.

we have part and full time hours available

You will be required to work shifts, including evenings, weekends and possible "sleep-ins" or "oncall" duties.

The benefits we offer include:£15,059 rising to £15,257 after probation period based on full time 38 hours 28 days holiday including bank holidays Pension scheme Child Care Vouchers Bike to work scheme Discount scheme with a wide range of retailers Refer a friend scheme Interest free season ticket loan for travel

No particular qualifications are required but the Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 or related qualification would be helpful.

We also offer an excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided. Excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided. We also offer a wide range of qualifications including RQF’s (formally NVQ/QCF) in Adult Social Care. There is opportunity to progress to more senior positions for individuals with the right skills, abilities and attitudes

Required skills

  • Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • Adult Social Care
  • Supporting People

Reference: 34651122

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