Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00027665-1
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Preston, Lancashire
  • Salary: £18,603
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Support Worker

Are you interested in a career where you will make a real difference in young people’s lives? Do you understand the challenges which young people face in daily life? Is a career as a Support Worker the next step in life for you?

Care in Mind are currently looking for a kind, caring and friendly person to join our professional team as a Support Worker. Experience is not essential and full training will be provided but understanding the issues young people face in their daily life will really help to make a difference.

You will be based within our Residential Home in Preston working shifts over a 37.5 hour working week consisting of earlies, lates and sleep-ins.

Company Benefits

Competitive pay (£9.54 p/h + £100 bonus after completing 6-month probation)
22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
Enhanced company pension
Life Assurance 2 x your annual salary
Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
Paid Induction (Running over 7 days)
Free on-site parking
Paid Enhanced DBS check
Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties)

Your role as a Support Worker

To carry out direct and indirect care of young people with complex mental health needs
To work in a team, giving the highest standard of care possible to the young people.
To closely follow individual care plans and support young people with education, shopping, and social and leisure activities.
To carry out multiple interventions involving the delivery of care to young people
To promote independence amongst the young people
To provide support, advice and information to the young people, parents and other carers
To carry out further duties as per our attached document (Writing reports, general office admin etc)

Requirements of a Support Worker

Flexibility - Your role will involve working shifts including sleep ins/weekends/Bank Holidays
Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
IT Literate (Able to write emails and use Microsoft Office)
An understanding of the issues around confidentiality
An understanding of safeguarding
Professional working boundaries between staff and service users
Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations

Desirable Criteria

Full UK Driving Licence
NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Care
Previous experience of working with young people who have mental health needs

Due to the current climate regarding the Covid-19, all of our interviews are now taking place as a Video/Audio Interview over Microsoft Teams.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.

Training will be carried out at the beginning of each month over 2 days covering First Aid, Safeguarding and Therapeutic Risk Management and breakaway techniques. This is paid for along with travel expenses.

The closing date for this position is Wednesday 2nd December, so if you are interested in developing and supporting young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please ensure you apply before this date.

Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

We reserve the right to close the advert early, should we appoint a suitable candidate