Are you a compassionate, encouraging, and motivating person who loves to inspire others?
Are you looking for a new role that is rewarding and fulfilling and in which you can really make a difference to someone's life?
If the answer is yes, keep reading!
About the job:
We are looking for a Support Worker to join a wonderful Supported Living service in Chippenham.
You will be working for one of the UK's leading charities, supporting a gentleman in his own, fully adapted home. The person you will support has a range of complex needs including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and some behaviours that challenge (but who also loves to laugh and have banter with his support team!).
You will be supporting the gentleman as part of a team of two during the daytime, and lone-working during sleep-ins which you will undertake roughly once or twice a week.
You will be responsible for helping and encourage the person you support to lead as full and as independent a life as possible; providing support, encouragement and motivation to participate in activities that the individual enjoys and which are meaningful.
Alongside this, your role will include:
* Supporting with daily routines and personal care, including hoisting
* Assisting with household upkeep and chores
* Monitoring and ensuring the safety and well-being of the person you support
* Support to maintain physical and emotional health and well-being
Working hours for full-time Support Workers are 37.5 per week, plus 1-2 sleep-ins per week, ideally worked across long days (7am-9pm).
Part-time hours are also available, and there may be some flexibility with shift preferences, so we welcome you to get in touch and discuss your availability.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is £19,110 per year FTE (£9.80 per hour) plus £54.79 per sleep in (up to £24,260 based on 2 sleep-ins per week). You will also receive some wonderful benefits such as:
* Shopping discounts
* Travel to work scheme
* Access to counselling & well-being services
* 28 days annual leave (inc. Bank Holidays)
* All Bank Holidays paid at time and a half
* Pension contributions
* - Excellent training and support to obtain formal qualifications
Ideally you will have previous experience in the healthcare or social care sector, either professional, voluntary or personal.
An NVQ or QCF in Health & Social Care would be an advantage, however you will be supported to achieve these.
A full UK driving license is essential
How to apply:
To apply or if you have any questions, please click 'Apply Now' or contact Becky Bowles at Owl Recruitment - find me on Linkedin