Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00095209-1
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Hounslow, London
  • Salary: £20,378
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

If you care for others without a second thought, then begin a rewarding career as a Support Worker at Alexandra Gardens and make a difference and change lives for the better.

Whether you are looking for a new career or already work in healthcare through the NHS or private sector, you'll receive training to join the team, where you will be valued and supported, with career development opportunities available.
It's a career that you can take pride in while enjoying the satisfaction of helping people and seeing them improve. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

We are actively encouraging drivers to apply for this Support Worker role in Hounslow, and will have a clean and full UK licence as you will be responsible for driving staff and service users to community activities, family visits and supporting our people with their care plans. This is to accommodate the needs of our service users in the most efficient manner.
What you will be doing

No two days will be the same as you take pride in safely escorting and driving staff, visitors and service users to local destinations across Southwest London and surrounding areas. During shifts, you will have access to a company vehicle and will be responsible for its maintenance and checks.

This two-in-one role will see you join an inclusive, supportive team that works well together to provide care to people with learning disabilities. Whether you have experience as a Healthcare Assistant or transferable skills from another industry, you will use your knowledge and skills to help support people to lead a valued and fulfilled life.

It can be quite a challenging environment at times, so a positive attitude, compassion, resilience and vigilance are important. But it is hugely rewarding to see people improve thanks to you; being able to do something today that they couldn't do last week.

You will have access to the Elysium Wellbeing team, which is on hand to keep you feeling great; be it a chat, massage or group activities. Who doesn't like a free massage at work?

With a huge range of courses that will help you grow and succeed, if you have the aspiration, capability and dedication, Elysium Healthcare can give you the support and opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

The shift patterns include working 7.5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

Where you will be working

Location: 13 Alexandra Gardens, Hounslow TW3 4HT

You will be working at Alexandra Gardens, a service which provides support for people who may be living with moderate learning disabilities with associated health needs, autism and behaviours.

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team, you will offer support to people as part of their care pathway. Whether it is moving from their community placement or a family home because they require more structured care and support.
What you will get

Hourly rate of £10.45
Enjoy a £500 welcome bonus!
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Flexible working opportunities
Enhanced Maternity Package There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.

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