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DATE ADDED: Wed 05/06/2019

Support Worker

Gloucester, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £16546 - £20124/annum

Safehands Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to join a service in Gloucester that supports people with learning disabilities. This position is to work in a small supported living home that has 6 tenants. The tenants are supported with their day to day living and personal care requirements and also enjoy a range of person centred activities that the staff support them with such as swimming, art, sailing, hydrotherapy, going on walks, horse riding and delivering the local magazine which enables them to be part of the community they live in.

This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. Shift Patterns are usually from 7:00-2:30, 2:30-10:00 Monday-Sunday. There is also an expectation to do 1 night shift per week.

The salary ranges from £16,546 per annum based on 37 hours per week; £20,124 per annum based on 45 hours per week; £8.60 per hour.

Responsibilities of Support Worker:

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

- Promoting the independence of people we support

- Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, accessing the community.

- Arranging activities in the home and in the local community

- Developing residents' life skills and personal interests

- Helping residents stay safe and healthy

- Personal care, manual handling helping with medication

- Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements.

Person Specification for Support Worker:

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

- Passionate, caring and enthusiastic

- Flexible, patient and non-judgemental

- A great team player with lots of energy

- Able to demonstrate good communication skills

- Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed.

Don't miss out on being rewarded with amazing job satisfaction and feeling part of a community. This leading healthcare provider based in Gloucester, Gloucestershire is passionate about offering the best service to both staff and clients. So apply today
Role: Support Worker
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire,

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