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SUPPORT WORKER / WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Posted 7 January by Caretech
£9.00 per hour
Potters Bar , Hertfordshire

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SUPPORT WORKER / WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others? Why not join one of our teams within our Supported Living or Residential Care Homes!

Rated GOOD by CQC, Morven House is a prestigious and beautiful Georgian building that is very welcoming and boasts a fun and homely atmosphere. It has a fantastic garden, and unusually for a Supported Living Site has 2 communal lounges - which are utilised a lot by their 10 Service Users. The current Service Users in situ are all male and aged between 20 - 57 years of age. All have autism and varying levels of learning disabilities with come challenging behaviour and limited communication. That said, all are VERY active, and are incredibly sociable. A number of outings are arranged from Morven House to Thorpe Park and similar places. Other activities enjoyed are dancing (continuously for one of our Service User’s), BBQ’s, swimming, bowling, adventure parks, going on walks, music, arts and crafts, attending Day Centres, sensory rooms, shopping, eating out, gaming, with one Service User attending college, and another who is in paid employment.

Clocktower Mews is a pretty Residential Care Home, rated GOOD by CQC, and supports 8 adults with learning and physical disabilities. The Service Users at Clocktower Mews are aged between 23 - 75 years’ of age and enjoy eating out, going to the park, cinema, bowling and swimming - all the stuff that we enjoy!

Both services offer plenty of free parking and have excellent transport links with a train station a 20 minute walk away, and a bus station within a 5 minute walk of the services.

35 / 37.5 / 0 hours per week

£9.00 per hour

Benefits:

Various contracted hour shifts available

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.

Main duties and responsibilities:

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 others 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.

Personal Characteristics:

Diploma (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards one.

Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.

The ability to keep calm under pressure.

The confidence to work alone or 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.

The Organisation:

CareTech Community Services Ltd, established in 1994, is one of the largest providers of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for vulnerable people to live in community settings. We support people to take control of their lives - this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.

CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a "Disability Confident Leader".

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.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

Required skills

  • Disability
  • Health
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Social Care

Reference: 43511180

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