Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Permanent role, Salary of £17,600 to £18,000 pa pro rata
£9 per hour if you’d prefer to work on our bank on a casual basis
You also get to use our award winning benefits package
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
We have fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who have learning disabilities, and who live in independent supported living houses across the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
We help our customers in a variety of ways but some of this will involve supporting with medication, budgeting and promoting day to day living skills. You could also find yourself accompanying a customer to college, their volunteering placement or even to the cinema or pub! We support our customers to live their lives, and this involves helping them to stay safe at home and out in the community but also explore new and current interests and aspirations. You are someone who can think on their feet and is able to confidently support someone who can present with a challenging behaviour.
We support young adults, some of who have just moved out from their parents houses. That’s why its really important that we allow these customers to develop not only their skills, but also build on their confidence and self esteem to find a place in the world that allows them to be themselves as independently as possible.
You will really make a difference, empowering our customers to develop the independent living skills they need for a positive future, as well as having lots of fun and feeling rewarded every single day!
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our managers are Rebekah Metcalfe who has worked for Home Group for 10 years in various roles and Phillip Dunn who has been managing the services for the past 4 years. The teams consist of a support coordinator and support workers level 1 and 2, each team size varies depending on the level of support the customer needs but we are all there for each other too!
We provide 24-hour support to our customers each day and every day. You’ll work on a rota basis and take your turn working days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank. You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. You will have experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.
We help change our customer’s lives for the better. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations. You’ll work with our Senior Support Workers and external agencies to assess and engage support for our customers. We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we’ll make a difference!
If you’re not the biggest fan of technology, that’s not a problem to us. You do need to know that we are quite a high tech company and most of our application process and mandatory learning are online. However we’re glad to support you, if you need help.
To make sure our customers are well supported, it’s important that you have worked in a learning disabilities environment before. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!
If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.
Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the support worker job description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got these brilliant videos that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) If you need help, we’ve also got some great templates available.
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!