Support Worker

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Support Worker

Location: Northampton

Salary: £17,152 – £19,374 per annum (£8.74 – £9.92 per hour) plus enhancements

Hours: Full time (37 per week) and part time (16 per week) available

Become a Support Worker in Northampton and start your career with an organisation that really cares about it's employees.

They have vacancies available in Northampton! Lyttleton Road is a supported living service for those who have learning difficulties, autism conditions, brain injury conditions or display behaviours of concern.

They are recruiting for motivated, enthusiastic and positive thinking Support Workers to join the team. You need to be able to demonstrate an understanding towards individuals who are experiencing great changes in their lives and who can sometimes present with behaviours that are challenging.

Are you brilliant at budgeting? A pro at paperwork? A star at writing support plans?

These are important skills that will not only ensure the residents are receiving the highest standard of support at all times, but will also mean the registered supported living service fulfils CQC requirements.

You’ll need to use your observational and organisational skills to write detailed support plans for residents to ensure they are receiving the support they need, and to promote and support their recovery. Liaising with external agencies and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals will become second nature, ensuring that our residents receive the best support possible from all areas.

Schedules and plans are often part of the process to enable residents to see exactly what they’ll be doing each day, enabling and encouraging independence and providing them with opportunities, you’ll gain a real sense of job satisfaction seeing the residents you support blossom, and develop their skills for life.

They are fully committed to working with people with learning disabilities to increase their independence and inclusion and to support people to maximise control over their lives. You will provide physical and emotional support and health care of the highest standard, ensuring that respect, dignity and confidentiality is maintained at all times.

They will provide you with free mandatory and also specialist training but experience working with adults who can display some level of challenging behaviour both verbal and physical is required. You need to be willing to learn and undertake the relevant training requirements which will equip you with the skills you need to be successful in the role.

Their support doesn’t stop – so you will be required to work on a shift basis over a 24 hour period including weekends, bank holidays. A bonus is paid for waking nights and double time paid for Christmas and New Year shifts.

*Great reasons to work here

* c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service

* Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £875 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.

* Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by NCHA and includes life assurance cover

* Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay

* Free enhanced DBS check where applicable

* £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work for the company

* Employee Recognition Scheme

* Great learning & development and qualification opportunities

* Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers

* Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors

All successful candidates will be required to take a basic numeracy and literacy test prior to the interview.

Previous applicants need not apply.

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and disabled candidates. As part of the LGBT + Allies Programme, they also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.

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