Support Worker in Carlisle - Extra Care - Learning Disabilities

Recruiter
Turning Point
Location
Carlisle
Salary
£15,797 based on 37 hours £19,212 based on 45 hours £8.21 per hour
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Worker in Carlisle (Extra Care)

Contract type : full-time 37 or 45 hours per week / part-time / bank

Salary: GBP 15,797 based on 37 hours / GBP 19,212 based on 45 hours / GBP 8.21 per hour

Driver preferred due to needs of people we are supporting.

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no 2 days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.
As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

You will be working in one of our Extra Care block of flats in Carlisle.

Lister House

Lister House is an Extra Care block of flats. We provide 24 hour support for 14 adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, providing some one to one support and responding to needs when required.

The role of the support worker is varied and the team is committed to enabling people to live a full life. The nature of people's needs can extend to fully supporting people with all aspects of daily living; personal care, cooking, medication, cleaning and budgeting, to enabling people to go shopping, access employment and education, attending regular social events, with the people we support encouraged to try new experiences. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

Staff will empower people to have a wide range of experiences and to get the best out of all that they do to enjoy life.

Sycamore House

Sycamore House is an Extra Care block of flats. We provide 24 hour support for 8 adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities, providing some one to one support and responding to needs when required.

The role of the support worker is varied and the team is committed to enabling people to live a full life. The nature of people's needs can extend to fully supporting people with all aspects of daily living; personal care, cooking, medication, cleaning and budgeting, to enabling people to go shopping, access employment and education, attending regular social events, with the people we support encouraged to try new experiences. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

Staff will empower people to have a wide range of experiences and to get the best out of all that they do to enjoy life.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include_
  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, accessing the community, days out, or going away on holiday
  • Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • Helping residents stay safe and healthy
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Personal care, manual handling & helping with medication
  • Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements.
What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are_
  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling
Shift Patterns

This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7_00/8:00 am to 2_00/3:00pm and 2_00/3:00 pm to 9_00/10:00pm, waking nights and weekends.

Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.

What benefits will I receive?

* Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
* 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
* Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
* Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
* Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
* Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
* Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.

Why Turning Point?

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job_ we offer you a career.

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