Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?
Our client is a charity that support people with learning disabilities in the community. They want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but they can't do this without you! They need Support Workers in Colchester area to make our vision a reality.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Little Clacton
Job type: Permanent (guaranteed hours), up to 39 hours per week - this role is shift work
Hours: Full time, part time and relief hours available
Salary: £8.50 per hour
Full induction process, outstanding training opportunities, development and career progression, opportunities to gain recognised qualifications, free DBS screening.
About the role:
Our client is planning to support two gentlemen in the Little Clacton area, the bungalows have been purpose built to meet their needs. Both gentleman are really keen to make the bungalows their own and they are looking forward to accessing their local community. The gentlemen have made plenty of plans for what they want to do once they move and we are hoping to build a team to help them achieve their goals.
One gentleman is looking to access cooking classes and spend some time on the beach front, weather permitting of course. When at home he is very much into his computer and games consoles, so if you share these interests it could be the perfect role for you.
The other gentleman is looking forward to giving back to the community once he moves and is interested in finding a volunteer role. He loves going to the local greengrocer to pick out his fruit and veg for the week, he is not a fan of loud and busy places so small local shops are much preferred in his eyes. His big passion is travel though, for him it's not about the destination, it's how he gets there.
Experience of positive behavioural support/supporting individuals with complex behaviours is desirable.
To be considered for this Support Worker opportunity you don't need to have experience of working in supported living. We are looking for caring and kind individuals who are looking to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding.
You have to be kind, flexible have a pro-active attitude and good communication skills. A basic level of English and Math is also required.
Our client offers a generous benefits package including:
* 20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
* Contributory pension
* Cycle to work scheme
* Employee support line to support you and your family
* Support in gaining professional qualifications
* Continuous on the job training is provided
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.