Support Worker job in Killingworth

Support Worker

  • Employer - Percy Hedley Foundation
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Adult Services
  • Location: - Killingworth
  • Salary - £17,972 per annum FTE (up to) depending on qualifications and experience
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full/Part-time
  • Closing date - Friday, 31 August 2018

Job Description

We need people who are passionate about providing excellent care and support, who love a challenge and like to have fun at work!

Due to expansion, we have a need for further staff to join our team at our newest adult residential service called Leybourne in Killingworth. Successful applicants will become part of our team of excellent support staff.  We work together with the young people who live in our service to ensure that they enjoy a quality of life that is second to none.  If you join us, you will support our clients to access the community, develop social circles and maintain and develop friendships and networks.

The successful applicants will be required to provide full support, including Positive Behaviour Support, to people with disabilities living in a small group residential care setting to develop and maintain skills to live independent and fulfilled lives. Working as part of a team you will possess excellent interpersonal skills, with a high standard of written and verbal communication skills.  

Our clients love to be active and have fun!  We are looking for candidates who are good team players with a flexible and enthusiastic approach and a readiness to get involved in activities such as swimming, dance, zumba, gardening, cinema, pubs and theatres for example.

Ideally you will have achieved your NVQ Level 2 in Care, but don't worry if you haven't as we will support you with all the training required for the role.

In fact we offer a range of benefits including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Increased annual leave allowance (up to 27 days) after 5 years of service
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Excellent in house and external training opportunities
  • Development and progression opportunities
  • Opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • Access to a rewards scheme designed to save you money on shopping.  Includes specially arranged discounts, savings and cashback opportunities with a huge list retailers
  • Pension and life assurance schemes
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Access to a range of wellbeing services

A flexible working approach is essential as there is a requirement to work a shift rota system providing care 24/7 (this includes split shifts and long days).

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure

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