Support Worker - v977

Department, Location : Support Services - Social Care Newcastle
Salary: £10 p/h
Hours: Full 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 Newcastle services at NE49A, NE34S, NE33A, NE55J. Due to the clients having their own cars staff need to have a full UK driving licence.

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, https://www.facebook.com/Azure-Support-Services-123320191099403/  you will be surprised!

We are looking for staff who enjoy working together to support our clients to have the same life chances and choices as you and I in this world, learning or physical disabilities, and mental health problems, 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

* £10.00 /hr – full and part-time hours available!

* Enhanced overtime payment of £11.00 per hour

* Generous sleep in payment

* Up to £500 - New starter bonus

* £500 refer a friend scheme

Role

As a Learning Disabilities Support Worker you will be relied upon to help with everyday tasks you and I would do, things like:

* 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 recording a song onto a CD, supporting people to attend music concerts, going to Cruft’s or to help a person to support Newcastle football club, meeting various players and professionals. 

* 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.  

 * Provide support in a person centred way, support individual people with their own needs and goals, following support and care plans.

* Be able to communicate on all levels, speaking out for those who are not able to, passing on important information.  

* Help with personalised care through individual choice and control whilst protecting people's dignity, such as supporting someone to choose an outfit, get washed and dressed for the fun filled day ahead.

 

This position is an opportunity to work creatively with people within the client’s own home 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.

 

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

“you need to be as mad as a box of frogs to work here”

“You can be open and honest without feeling you will be judged”

“I feel supported with any personal problems”

 “Work and home life balance is very good not like a 9-5 type job,

“flexibility to work on your own with the client’s activities”,

“I like knowing what I am doing for the whole month”

CQC Rating Good

 

Please contact Sandra Pringle on 01914661664 or Sandra.pringle@azure-charitable.co.uk for more information or an informal chat about the post.

A full UK or EU/EEA driving licence is required 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.