Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference but also have fun ?
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Support Worker at this service supporting adults with learning disabilities and associated health needs.
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The people we support are at the heart of everything we do - they are wonderful individuals and deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and kindness. Our main priority, therefore, is to find staff with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
About this home
Combe House is a 24-hour residential service supporting adults aged 18 – 45 with autism spectrum conditions, moderate to severe learning disabilities, mental health issues, complex needs including behaviours that may challenge, restricted mobility and epilepsy.
The service provides a tailored service to each individual based on their assessed needs and care plan. Combe House offers a structured approach with various formats of communication and pictorial systems in place. The ultimate goal is to maintain and increase levels of independence and essential life skills. Staff are specially trained in providing proactive strategies to help each person manage day to day situations and to achieve their set goals.
Could this be you?
Your duties will be varied and no two days will be the same. You'll be providing support for day-to-day living, such as social activities, sports and hobbies, employment, holidays etc along with support with general household duties such as cooking, cleaning and money management. In some services, you may be required to undertake personal care.
As a Senior Support Worker you will be expected to lead shifts and assist with coaching and inducting of new staff to the service. You will also be required to participate in the on call rota. You will write daily reports on activities, as well as devising and updating care plans and undertaking risk assessments for the people we support.
Our services operate 24/7, so you will work in shifts (as allocated by your manager). This means you may need to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You may also be required to undertake sleep-in shifts on a rota basis.
Once you choose to apply, you will be asked to create an account with us. This will only take a moment, and will allow us to contact you regarding the vacancy and enable you to track the progress of your application. We are not an agency, and won't share your details with any other companies.
The Ideal Candidate
We expect our Senior Support Workers to share our vision to ensure that ‘every moment has potential’ for the people we support to learn new skills and to achieve their goals.
Basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as good English are a must, as well as computer (Word/Excel) skills and some knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.
An NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is also required, and significant experience supporting adults with learning disabilities.
Above all you need to be kind, caring and ready to work as a team to ensure that our services are comfortable, happy, fulfilling and safe places to live.
About The Company
We are a leading provider of care and support for adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, challenging behaviour, profound and multiple learning disabilities and epilepsy.
The people we support live in homely, family-like residences, and are encouraged to participate fully in the local community.
We is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the people we support, adults and children, and expect all staff to share this commitment.
Why work for Achieve together?
In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes:
We’re committed to the growth of people across our business because working with us is not just about having a job, but the opportunity to grow and flourish within our organisation for years to come. If you’d like to see where your career in care can take you, we can offer the chance to undertake qualifications to support your professional development (paid for by us), career pathways internally to help you realise your potential, and ongoing learning provided internally through a dedicated learning team.
- Pensions – we contribute to your retirement fund
- Enhanced company sick pay and enhanced annual leave with service
- Full ongoing learning and development opportunities by our in-house team and external specialists
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for help with financial, physical and mental wellbeing
- Discounts platform for permanent staff, including gift cards, discount codes and other benefits
- Lots of opportunities to attend company-wide activities and days with the people we support
- Employee Events
- Employee Referral Program
- Flexible Schedules
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave
- Merchandise Discounts
- Paid Holidays
- Retirement / Pension Plans