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Date Added: Wed 22/05/2024

Support Worker

Bury St. Edmunds, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £12.52 per hour

Thera East has an exciting opportunity available for a Support Worker to join our team in Tostock. You will join us on a permanent basis, with full-time, part-time and relief hours available. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £12.52 per hour.

Are you seeking a new career in Social Care, with a regular monthly salary and job security?

Maybe you have worked in Social Care before and are looking for a new challenge or perhaps you have always wanted to make a positive difference in people lives? We are extremely proud of the work we do, the people that work with us and the training we offer.

Who are we?

  • Thera East is unique we are led by people with a learning disability
  • Our vision is to promote that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society
  • Using a person-centred approach, you will empower people with a learning disability to live the lives they choose

About the role:

As a valued Support Worker with Thera East, you will be part of an inclusive team supporting adults with a learning disability. You will help create innovative ways to support individuals achieve their own personal goals, aims and ambitions.  The support you provide will change with everyone you work with because everyone is different.

Supporting people in their daily lives is varied and could include helping someone develop new skills, providing personal and emotional support, helping people plan and manage their own home, support with leisure, employment, individual interests and travel. This can be a fun and rewarding but also at times challenging and demanding role.

You maybe be supporting people in their own home or out and about in their community.

What are the Benefits available to our Support Worker?

  • Annualised Hours, guaranteed monthly salary for full and part-time roles regardless of shift patterns, plus overtime opportunities
  • Flexible working hours for work life balance
  • Immediate interview and quick start date (subject to pre-employment checks)
  • 28 days Annual Leave including bank Holidays (pro Rata)
  • Employee support line to support you and your family
  • Free nationally accredited training, and the opportunity to earn a qualification and progress your career
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Enhanced DBS check
  • Refer a friend and earn up to £300
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Well-being initiatives
  • Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts including discounted Health Cash Plan
  • An Employee Council that represents the views of staff about matters relating to work

What do you need to become our Support Worker?

  • Full UK driving licence is preferred but not essential
  • No previous experience or qualifications required, Free, Skills for Care endorsed full training will be provided
  • Compassionate, caring, confident and resilient
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, with a high level of motivation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Confident, articulate, and professional
  • Keenness to learn in a fast-paced environment and creatively solve problems
  • Desire to embrace our values and vision and have fun!

If you have a passion for making a difference to peoples lives, consider a career as a Support Worker with Thera Group, please click "apply" now - we would like to hear from you 

We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974. For this act, you must declare any convictions or cautions that you have received, including these that would otherwise be spent. This role is subject to an Enhanced check should you be offered the position.

Thera follows government guidance around vaccines and believe they are an effective way to support everyone’s safety. We would encourage you to take part in any vaccination programme recommended if you are working in Social Care.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorships for international applicants, or candidates currently working in the UK on a sponsored visa as we are unable to assist with renewal upon expiry.

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