Support Worker - Redhill

Job Title: Support Worker - Charity

Salary: £18,735.00pa

Hours: 36 hours per week, Various shifts between 7am - 11pm e.g. 8:00am - 2:00pm / 11:00am - 6:00pm / 1:00pm - 7:00pm / 2:00pm - 8:00pm. You may need to work a sleep in shift (10:30am - 10:30pm) once or twice a week, You must be flexible, you will be provided with a 4 week rota each month, you will need to work 5 days a week and you will get two weekends off a month

Location: Redhill, Surrey

Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement starts at 26 days per year plus bank holidays which increases with service, In-house training and development, Excellent pension scheme, free eye tests, friendly team, progression and more.

Office Angels are recruiting for a large charity organisation who are looking for talented, enthusiastic people who love a challenge and want to make a real difference. This is a great opportunity for you to have a crucial role to play in one of the UK's leading charities.

To deliver a person-centred integrated support service for participants in the Community Living Service, and to discharge responsibilities within an allocated registered service.

Your Key Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • To provide personal, intellectual, social, emotional and physical support to participants.

  • To support the participants in accessing both community and leisure activities, and working with them in order to facilitate experiential learning opportunities

  • To support individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations through person centred planning

  • To provide support to participants in maintaining home management skills and finance enabling them to ensure the security of their placement / tenancy

  • To work alongside individual participants enabling them to develop their own individual skills and abilities that will allow them to achieve greater independence and autonomy

  • To act as a co-ordinator for certain participants acting as advocate where appropriate

  • To be responsible for the safety and welfare of individuals who have multi-disabilities, and to ensure their safe participation in the project and the community

  • To act as a representative of the service in all community dealings and actively promote the awareness of rights, respect and responsibilities for disabled members of the community

  • To assist in the writing of reports and attend reviews where appropriate and maintain records of individual progress and achievement, and support participants in maintaining their own records and personal portfolios.

Professional skills, Experience and Attributes Required:

All criteria are essential unless otherwise stated.

  • Understanding the needs of blind and partially sighted people with additional disabilities and a passion for caring for people

  • Willingness to complete the company induction programme and our care certificate

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy and computer literate with a good knowledge of Word, email and the internet

  • Ability to use a word processor, with knowledge of the internet and email. Willingness to develop skills in this area

  • Able to work weekends

  • Able to do sleeping shifts

  • Experience of working in a social care or residential environment to include facilitating development of personal care skills and the preparation of meals

  • Ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with colleagues, participants, parents and carers

Special conditions

  • Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check for regulated activity

  • Shift and overnight work required to cover service requirements across 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year

Please apply today with your up to date CV

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