Support Worker

Posted 5 days ago by Havencare

Support Worker
Illogan, Cornwall

Are you a compassionate individual looking for a role where you can make a real difference? Want to help a man achieve his goals and maximise his independence? If so, read on.

About Us

Working across Devon and Cornwall, Havencare Homes and Support Limited is a forward-thinking charity that provides social care services for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Offering supported living and residential care services, we use a range of approaches to empower individuals, help them to be as independent as possible and nurture their potential with dignity and respect.

We’re currently looking for a number of Support Workers to join us and support the delivery of our supported living service.

The Benefits

- Salary of £9.50 per hour (plus +£1 per hour enhancement for hours worked between 10pm and 7am)
- Contributory pension scheme
- Comprehensive employee assistance programme
- Excellent training
- Make a difference to a man’s life

The Role

As a Support Worker, you’ll help to provide a high level of support to our client, a gentleman named Michael.

Currently, Michael is in hospital in Taunton and is moving back to Cornwall to be closer to his family. It’s envisaged that he will be moving into his new home in December 2020 and he’d like to start building relationships with his support team prior to the move.

Michael has a severe learning difficulty, mental health needs and autism, and may display behaviours of concern when anxious. He enjoys being active and likes sports, and he is seeking Support Workers who share his interests.

Working as part of a wider team, you’ll promote Michael’s independence, help him to develop key life skills and support his health and wellbeing needs.

This role is available on a full-time and part-time basis. Michael has 24/7 support, including sleep-in staff and waking night staff, so please state your availability/preferred hours when you apply.

About You

To join us as a Support Worker, you will need:

- To be patient, friendly and understanding
- Good communication skills
- A positive and resilient attitude

Experience with autism, complex needs and/or mental health needs would be beneficial, as would experience of working in supported living or domiciliary support. A full driving licence would also be an advantage.

Other organisations may call this role Trainee Support Worker, Junior Support Worker, Support Hub Co-ordinator, Residential Care Worker, Social Care Worker, or Trainee Social Care Worker.

The closing date for this vacancy is the 5th November 2020. Successful candidates will be invited to a meet and greet with the family.

Please note, this role is conditional upon receiving an acceptable Enhanced DBS check, eligibility to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

Webrecruit and Havencare Homes and Support Limited are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment.

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