Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. You’ll support people with learning disabilities and autism at home and in the community to live life more freely. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
Join a well established team in Longwell Green, Bristol. The majority of your time will be supporting three men and you’ll also work with our outreach team supporting four people who need occasional support in the community. It’s a good opportunity to develop your experience across different types of services.
You’ll support three mature men who have learning disabilities and autism and communicate through their behaviour; you’ll support them to increase their independence and access to their community. We understand that everyone has different needs so you’ll therefore provide tailored day-to-day support. Each day is different depending on whom you’re supporting; your day could include supporting the individuals with their interests (for example one runs his own small business), going to the cinema and to cafes, cooking, cleaning, managing finances and shopping. Only prompts with personal care are required.
In the outreach team you’ll support four people who live in their own homes, who need just a few hours of support each week, for example with their medication, shopping, banking, or with attending social activities.
If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression.
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. You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full driving licence is essential for some roles.
We provide a range of benefits.
All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.
Full-time support workers work 37.5 hours plus one sleep-in a week (pay for these sleep-ins is included in the annual salary figures shown above). We also have some services where sleep-ins are not required and you may work some waking nights. The salary for these roles is £17,392 - £18,130 pa.
All Support Workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
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.