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Support Worker

Posted 13 December 2017 by Chailey Heritage Foundation Ended

The Support Worker role is vital in ensuring that our very complex and disabled children and young adults have the opportunity to reach their full potential and prepare them for life beyond Chailey Heritage Foundation by promoting independence. It is hard work, and requires commitment, but it is a hugely fulfilling job and can bring real joy.
The role of a Support Worker

Working within a dedicated team you will be responsible for providing personalised support to children and young adults in our care. As a Support Worker you will help us to provide our children and young adults with everything they need to improve their lives.

The Support Worker role is hugely varied and challenging and no day is the same. From supporting with all aspects of personal care and medical needs to accompanying our children and young people with community activities such as visits to leisure centres, colleges, music gigs and of course the pub!
Training and Support

For all these duties, and more, you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals. This includes supporting you to achieve a level 3 Diploma as a nationally recognised qualification. You will be assigned a 'buddy’ to guide you on shift, and a mentor will provide regular meetings to make sure that you are confident in your new role.

What are we looking for?

  • Basic knowledge of care : To care for our children and young people you will be expected to have a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals.
  • Literacy & Numeracy skills : You will need to write observations about the children / young people, we don’t worry about spelling but we need to be able to read and understand them. You will need to be able to read and understand instructions on equipment and medicine bottles, syringes and so on.
  • Flexibility : Our Support Workers are required to be flexible to work as part of a rota which will include early and late shifts, weekends and Bank Holidays.

What we offer;

  • Competitive Rates of Pay - Starting from £8.56 per hour, rising to £10.03 per hour
  • Excellent Working Hours - Hours of work are 37 hours per week when working on days. We also have the flexibility to support those looking for part time hours or Bank.
  • Career Development - Opportunity to work towards a funded qualification in Health and Social care
  • Employee Benefits - Including CHF group pension, Competitve annual leave entitlements, Onsite Parking, Café, Gym and Swimming facilities
  • Support & Guidance - You will be guided and supported by a team of dedicated trained staff

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Required skills

  • Health Care
  • Social Care
  • Residential Care

Reference: 33361894

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