Support Worker - The Cedars
Turning Point
Bulkington, GB
3d ago

Job Introduction

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no two days are the same?

Are you flexible with your working hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

Our service in Bulkington provides a 24 hour residential facility in providing care for adults with Learning Disabilities and additional health issues.

Staff will develop communication skills such as knowledge of signing / visual aids as the people we support are non-verbal.

We endeavour to create positive family relationships offering a good circle of support. There is a strong focus on supporting individuals' lives in a person centred way which includes various activities, shopping, managing own budgets and cooking.

We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

Training and Development

We offer training to all those who want to develop their skills and competencies not just in the care sector but in other areas too.

  • Level 2 and 3 Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Level 3 Operational Team Leader
  • Please note training will be offered after your probation period ends which is 6 months. Once you begin your training with us you will have your own coach who will support you through your programme.

    Shift Patterns

    This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7 : 00 / 8 : 00 am to 2 : 00 / 3 : 00 pm and 2 : 00 / 3 : 00 pm to 9 : 00 / 10 : 00 pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends.

    Please note that working hours may vary.

    Role Responsibility

    What will I be doing?

    This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include :

  • promoting the independence of people we support
  • supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • helping residents stay safe and healthy
  • assisting with personal care needs
  • manual handling
  • supporting people with medication
  • ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements.
  • The Ideal Candidate

    What skills and qualities do I need to have?

    Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are :

  • passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • a great team player with lots of energy
  • able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed
  • transferable experience of helping people to manage anxiety
  • Following new legislation affecting all CQC registered care homes, all offers will be made subject to candidates providing satisfactory evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status (or relevant exemption).

    Details of what will amount to satisfactory evidence can be provided upon request.

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