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DATE ADDED: Fri 08/05/2020

Support Worker

Saffron Walden, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: 18135

Peabody have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Support Worker based in Saffron Walden .
We have full time ( hours) or part time (15+) hours available, on a permanent ; Bank hours also ; You will be offered a competitive salary of £18,135 per annum (£ per hour), sleep ins £ The Support Worker role: We are looking for caring and compassionate people who can coach and support people with learning disabilities to live their best life.
Joe, Louise and Sarah live together in a bungalow in Saffron Walden, they like outings, music and visiting friends.
Responsibilities of our Support Worker include: - Carry out risk assessments, complete support plans, provide support, and carry out reviews, in accordance with policies and procedures and the requirements of stakeholders and funders.
- Provide practical and emotional support to customers to achieve the outcomes set out in their support plan.
- Support customers to budget to cover domestic bills and living expenses.
- Support customers to make full use of community facilities, play an active role in their community and take up cultural, recreational, educational and employment opportunities.
- Support customers to maximise their physical and mental health, through liaison with health services and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.
- Support customers to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with their family, friends, support workers and other professionals.
- Implement effective safeguarding practice for vulnerable adults and children in accordance with local authority and Peabody policies, guidance and protocol.
- Work with support workers to manage risks to customers, staff and the community.
- Liaise promptly with colleagues, partner agencies and other stakeholders regarding safeguarding, welfare and risk concerns in accordance with Peabody policy.
- Promote self advocacy and advocate where appropriate for all customers.
- Participate in customer reviews, team meetings and training courses.
- Clearly explain the remit of the service to a range of clients and other professionals as appropriate.
- Implement the association’s equal opportunities policy as an integral part of all duties and observe the letter and the spirit of the policy at all times.
- Maintain safe practise at all times in accordance with Peabody’s health and safety policy.
What we’re looking for in our Support Worker: - An understanding of customer service in a service delivery setting - Thorough and up to date knowledge of health and safety issues relating to the designated client group - Thorough and up to date knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children local policies, protocols and good practice - Ability to communicate effectively with customers, staff and stakeholders in plain, easy to understand English, both in writing and verbally - Demonstrable customer care skills - Ability to work flexibly to meet customer needs and service requirements, including working evenings and weekends where the service requires it - Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with disabilities and/or support needs connect with their community - Ability to work as part of a team and build and maintain effective and supportive relationships with peers and partners - Excellent time management skills and demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals Benefits of becoming our Support Worker: - 25 days leave plus bank holidays - Paid Mileage at 45p per mile - Up to 4% pension contribution matched 1:1 - Spot Bonus awards - Long Service awards - Paid Induction Training - Paid Enhanced DBS - Annual pay review If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Support Worker please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you! Closing date : 28th May 2020