Care Support Worker - v974

Department, Location : Support ServicesWashington - Tyne & Wear
Salary: £11 p/h
Hours: Full Time & Part Time

Why not come and join us today!

We're looking for kind and compassionate people to join our team of Learning Disabilities Support Workers at our Washington services in Washington village.

Azure’s aim is to support our clients to achieve independence, exercise their personal freedoms and make choices about the lives they lead.

Why not have a look at our Facebook page to see the amazing things we do with our clients, you will be surprised.

https://www.facebook.com/Azure-Support-Services-123320191099403/

We are looking for fun loving, dedicated staff who enjoy working as part of a team to support our clients. Our aim is support our clients to enable and empower them to enjoy the same freedoms, life chances and choices as anyone else. Learning or physical disabilities, and mental health illnesses are not limitations.

Join our team of Learning Disabilities Support Workers and in return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with some fantastic benefits;

Pay

  • * £11.00 /hr – full and part-time hours available!
  • * Generous sleep in payment - sleep ins are optional!
  • * Up to £500 - New starter bonus
  • * £500 refer a friend scheme

Role

As a Learning Disabilities Support Worker you will be expected to support our clients with everyday tasks, such as:

  • * Supporting people with their social and physical activities. This could be helping to keep in touch with family and friends, maintaining and developing hobbies and interests such as gardening or DIY, supporting people to attend music concerts, going to Alton Towers or go on holiday of their choice be it abroad or in this country.
  • * Help a person with meal planning and preparation whilst providing healthy advice and guidance of new and exciting things to try.
  • * Encouraging a person’s independence, this may mean you will need to do a small part of a task to empower the person to complete the job in hand, such as supporting someone to choose an appropriate outfit, get washed and dressed and prepare for the day ahead.
  • * Provide support in a person centred way, support individual people with their own needs and goals, following support and care plans.
  • * Support people to take their medications in a safe way where they are as involved as possible in this process.
  • * Be able to communicate on all levels, advocating for clients where necessary, passing on important information to colleagues, relatives and other healthcare professionals to enable partnership working.
  • * Follow personalised care plans to promote a person's right to choice and control over the care and support they receive.
  • * Protecting people's dignity and maintaining confidentiality.

This position is an opportunity to work with an amazing staff team to support people within their home and local community to live a full, active and independent life and to use creative thinking and technology to enhance a person’s life, making it enriched and full filled.

No experience is needed as full training will be provided and funded however you must have a willingness to learn and have a basic knowledge of using technology.

Training:

At Azure we are committed to the personal and professional career development of all our staff so that you can ‘Be the Best you can be'.

*All training is fully funded, and you will be paid for your time to complete all the training prior to supporting our wonderful clients.

Benefits

As a Learning Disabilities Support Worker, you will be provided with:

  • *28 days’ annual leave rising to 33 days including bank holidays (pro-rata for part -time)
  • * Full time and part–time working patterns.
  • * Sickness benefits
  • * Full induction and shadowing programme.
  • * Fully funded training
  • * Regular supervision sessions.
  • * An annual appraisal and personal development plan.
  • * Paid DBS and online registration
  • * Paid working breaks within shift pattern
  • * Discount at our Garden Centre
  • * Blue light discount card scheme
  • * Working hours and shift patterns for the full month
  • * Employee recognition scheme
  • * Up to 40p per mile travel allowance.
  • * Life insurance plan
  • * Group personal pension scheme with matching employer contributions up to 6.5%
  • * Opportunity to progress your career
  • * Free PPE

Staff quote’s

  • “The management and staff team have made me feel valued”
  • “I love working here”
  • “You won’t get job satisfaction like this anywhere else”
  • “It can be a hard job at times but it is so satisfying knowing you have made a difference to someone’s life”
  • “You can be open and honest without feeling you will be judged”
  • “I feel supported with any personal problems”
  • “flexibility to work on your own with the client’s activities”,
  • “It’s like one big family”

CQC Rating Good

Please contact Naomi Ball, Elaine Archer or Joanne Callander on 0191419 1867 for more information or an informal chat about the post.

A full UK or EU/EEA driving licence is desirable for this position.

Contact Dawn Wiles on 01670 733966 at our Cramlington office to be sent an application pack or apply online by submitting your CV to vacancies @ azure-charitable.co.uk