Support Worker in Salisbury
Support Worker at Refocus Day Centre
Contract type_ Full time
Salary: GBP 8.21 per hour
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. A majority of the people we support will have a 1 to 1 or in some cases 2 to 1 support. We also have a few people that have sessions with 3 to 1 staff. We require dynamic and forward thinking staff who are motivated and able to work within their own initiative as well as within a team and think outside the box.
Where will I be working?
Our Refocus Day Centre in Salisbury provides support for adults with Learning Disabilities. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.
Day service for adults with complex needs, core hours are 09_30 to 15_30.
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, days out, or going on holiday
Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
Personal care, manual handling & helping with medication
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-judge-mental
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
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.