** Support Worker **
** Watford, Hertfordshire **
** Permanent and full time or part time **
** £16,448 - £16,548 **
** 37.5 hours per week or part time **
** To work every other weekend **
** E 7am/7.30am - 2pm/2.30pm L 2pm - 9pm/9.30pm **
** Adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties, Autism and Epilepsy **
BS Social Care are currently recruiting for a Support Worker for an adult`s residential home within Watford, Hertfordshire area looking for candidates that have the values and passion for helping others. This role is to work alongside and support 6 service users in total (5 males and 1 female) with Mental Health, Epilepsy, challenging behaviour and other needs. The service users are aged between 50yrs - 75yrs. The company has been established for 28yrs.
About the company; they are charity that support people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and complex needs. They understand the challenges that are faced, and the support that by meeting their particular needs. They develop and create practical solutions that match each person`s abilities and goals, giving them the tools they need to thrive and enjoy a fulfilling, happy life. They are passionate about ensuring they give the best possible care to their residents and provide a happy environment for both the service users and staff.
About the role; a typical day as a Support Worker for this service would include a handover (the Shift Leader would delegate tasks), you would then be involved in the personal care of the service users, assist with breakfast where needed, oversee medication and so forth. You would assist the service users with driving to where they need to be that day ie day centre ect (if non driver then taxis can be used). There is a lot of cleaning around the house, cooking lunch, dinner ect a this will feel like you are going from home to home. You will ensure daily logs are completed, care plans, ordering meds, food shopping, clothes shopping, ensuring health and safety is completed, reporting incidents and more.
About the ideal candidate; it is not essential that you have experience, but it is essential that you are empathetic and compassionate towards the residents of the home and interested in the role for the right reasons. We need candidates that have the right values and understanding of the needs of the service users you`re working with by building a professional relationship and being a friend as well as their Carer. If you do not hold any relevant qualifications, you will have to complete the care certificate and be willing to work towards gaining extra qualifications. It will be ideal to be a driver with transportation. This organisation looks to upskill and progress their team and offer the opportunity to become Shift Leaders after probation if that is of interest. You will have a good personality, able to be trained and willingness to learn, a common sense, know how to communicate and not aggravate the service users and speak to the service users respectfully.
In return; this role can either offer a full time and permanent role working on average 37.5 hours per week over 4 weeks including every other weekend. You will work a mix of E 7am/7.30am - 2pm/2.30pm L 2pm - 9pm/9.30pm. You will also be offered a whole host of benefits which will be discussed on interview. The benefits include; £100 added to your salary for having a qualification, will have a mentor and could possibly become a mentor, length of service salary increase, 6-week induction, care certificate, face to face and E-learning; champion training, equality, hygiene ect, training around LD, MH, Medication and safe guarding, you will be able to gain the QCF.
To apply for this role or for more information, please call Zoe Gunn on 01604 448408 or email your most up to date CV .