Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a bank support worker in Hook Norton and discover a genuinely rewarding role where working on a casual basis gives you flexibility. You’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide training. Alternatively, you may have experience as a care assistant or care worker.
In this key worker role you’ll support predominately elderly individuals who live in the pretty village of Hook Norton. You’ll support the lively individuals in all aspects of daily living including supporting them to attend social clubs, visit the garden centre and go to the theatre and the cinema. They also enjoy music, parties in their homes and in the community, trampolining, flower shows, football matches and generally being sociable and having a good time. You’ll support them with patience and humour. You’ll have flexibility and access to shifts that suit you; you could choose to work for a day here and there, during term times or holidays, evenings only or weekends only. As this is a casual role shifts are not guaranteed.
You’ll support individuals in all aspects of daily living; from cooking to managing finances. Supporting people with their personal care and medication needs is also key. Find out more about being a bank support worker on ourmain website.
We provide comprehensive training, including the nationally recognised Care Certificate for bank workers who are new to health and social care. View our video of a ‘day in the life of a support worker’:
You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. A full driving licence is essential for some roles.
If you’re successful at interview, you’ll need to provide training certificates to confirm you have the basic required skills. If you don’t already have these certificates you are welcome to use our eLearning resources to obtain them or use another training provider of your choice.
Once registered on the Brandon bank you’ll receive initial training to help you develop your skills and knowledge to enable you to complete your probation and gain your Care Certificate. We will assess your practice in the early weeks, and you’ll have plenty of support.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic.
In line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.