Female Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00095214-1
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Worthing, Sussex
  • Salary: £10.45 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

If you are naturally caring and want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in a community-based Learning Disability service, then join Bradfield House as a Support Worker and experience what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

Previous experience as a Support Worker isn't necessary, as comprehensive induction and on-the-job training is provided, including a career development pathway and range of courses to continue your training. But of course, if you are an experienced care worker from the NHS or a private provider looking to progress your career then get in touch.

Where you will be working:

Bradfield House is 10 bedded community-based learning disability service based in Worthing, located at (Apply online only) Heene Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4NY The service provides specialist residential care for adults with a range of learning disabilities, including autism and sensory and communication impairments.

What you will get:

£10.45 hourly rate.
£500 welcome bonus*
Guaranteed hours: Permanent, full time or part time position, or bank hours (zero-hour contract for more flexibility)
The equivalent of 33 days of holiday + your birthday off!
Free meals while on duty
A range of employee benefits, including:
Enhanced Maternity Package
Company Pension Scheme with Elysium contribution
Group Life Assurance Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Access to the Blue Light Card which provides a range of exclusive offers and discounts
Retail, travel, leisure and tech product discounts
Free of charge DBS checks
Career development: A range of courses and training included fully funded qualifications to support internal career progressionWhat will you be doing:

You will be involved with supporting day-to-day life of the service users, which will include help to get dressed, washing and bathing (personal hygiene), motivation, shopping, meal preparation, medication, medical appointments, laundry, light cleaning and social activities.

If you drive and hold a full UK driving license, then you will also have access to a company vehicle to safely escort and drive staff, visitors and service users to local destinations and surrounding areas. You will be responsible for the vehicle's maintenance and checks.

Day shifts are 7am-2.30pm and 2pm-9.30pm. Weekends on a rota basis.

To be successful as a Support Worker, you will have:

Strong empathy and a caring and compassionate nature
Willingness to support service users with their personal hygiene
People skills, communication skills and a good sense of humour
Ability and resilience to deal with challenging behaviour
A positive and professional approach
Reliability, flexibility, hard work ethic and honesty
Teamworking ethos aligned to our company valuesYou must already possess the right to work in the UK or be able to secure the right to work in the UK independently to be considered for this vacancy.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure