We have an exciting opportunity for a number of enthusiastic and committed Learning Disability Support Workers to deliver our Independent Living services in South Tyneside.
To work as part of a team delivering support 24 hours a day to people who have a learning disability and complex needs in their own home. The role consists of undertaking personal care duties.
We are looking for caring, kind, reliable and enthusiastic people to support people with to live valued lives and make full use of the opportunities available to them in the community.
Experience of working with people with learning disabilities and complex needs is preferred but not essential.
Sunderland Home Care Associates 20/20 Ltd is an award-winning employee-owned company with the ethos ‘People Before Profit’. We began in 1994 with a team of 20 people providing support, we now employ nearly 400 staff.
We offer free comprehensive training, and 5.3 weeks paid holiday.
Receive a £500 joining bonus
Any profits are spent on providing a better service & towards rewarding our staff. We also support local community projects & we have donated to many good causes.
Staff get free shares in the company & usually summer and Christmas bonuses. Employee ownership gives employees a real stake in the company, increasing their commitment and helping to raise staff retention and the quality of service provided.
Accountability: The post holder is accountable directly to the Service Manager
Knowledge skills and experience required:
Mature, honest, reliable, caring personality with a common-sense approach
Previous experience of working with people with learning disabilities would be an advantage
Ability to use own initiative and make decisions within remits of the role
Ability to respond to situations in the absence of senior staff
Ability to communicate appropriately, both verbally and in writing and to respect confidentiality
Ability to keep accurate financial records
Commitment to deliver 24hour care/support
Flexibility to work unsociable hours/sleep ins/night duty (additional pay for sleep ins)
Ability to motivate oneself and others, working as part of a team
Basic awareness of health and safety issues, including COSHH, moving and handling, food hygiene, fire prevention
Able to work toward and achieve the safe handling of medicines certificate
Knowledge of the protection of vulnerable adults is desirable
Commitment to work towards and achieve NVQ Level 2 Care (if not already achieved)
Demonstrate the ability to plan and prioritise own time to meet the needs of service users and follow scheduled and pre planned activities or appointments for the day
Supporting people with a learning disability to maintain relationships and social networks.
Encourage individuals we support to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Ensuring the people we support, do not experience avoidable physical health conditions.
Follow Intervention plans, including Positive Behaviour Support plans.
Car driver is desirable with the willingness to drive service user cars
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £9.15 per hour
Full PPE is provided for all staff and a variety of other measures are taken to minimise risks for all staff and for those we support. This includes during the recruitment process and for any training.
Sunderland Home Care Associates is an employee owned social enterprise company. Staff members play a vital role in the decision-making process because they own a share in the company. This means profits are spent on providing a better service, to reward staff for their commitment and to provide high quality training for staff.
Sunderland Home Care Associates strongly believe that well trained staff become more confident and are able to offer a better quality service. All staff are encouraged to participate in training sessions to advance their own personal development.
Our philosophy is “People Before Profit” and we are motivated by the care of our service users and not by making money.