Support Worker
Real Life Options
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne
4d ago

Support Worker- Durham and Newcastle various locations DH7, NE2, NE3 and NE5

If you like going to music festivals, going for coffee and cinemas, and have a real passion with a genuine desire to help others and looking for a rewarding career, come and join our dedicated team and help support individuals live an independent and fulfilling life.

As a support worker you will assist people with daily living tasks which may include, domestic services, social support, personal care, support with medication and meal preparation.

We deliver creative, dynamic and person-centred services providing a range of individualised support to people living in shared supported living properties and individual tenancies.

Real Life Options is a registered charity currently going through a period of growth, and we are continuing to search for permanent contracted Support Workers who really want to make an impact on the lives of the people we support.

The role

Across all services, the individuals we support have autism, learning disabilities and at times can display challenging behaviour, therefore you must have the ability to follow detailed support plans in order to ensure a consistent approach.

Permanent Contracted hours : Full Time, Part Time & Relief Positions available

£9.15 per hour

Previous experience is desirable for this position although full training will be provided.

A DBS is required for this role.

Real Life Options offers flexible employment opportunities. This role will include shift working, including evenings, sleepovers, nights and weekends.

Sleepovers will include an allowance.

Benefits and Rewards

  • A minimum of 28-days paid holiday a year, including bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Accredited training giving you the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate job
  • An employer contributory pension scheme
  • In addition to the above you also have access to the following great benefits :

  • Health Cash Plan (for full / part time contracted hours)
  • £10,000 Life cover
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme (including a medical helpline, telephone and face-to-face counselling, debt, financial and legal information)
  • A reward gateway with access to discounted goods and services
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • A financial wellbeing scheme
  • Refer a Friend Incentive Bonus (terms and conditions apply)
  • Recognition Initiatives
  • We are keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours who can help us to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do these are :

    Respect Honesty Responsibility Excellence

    If you can circle 6 or more of the skills below, then you could be the person we are looking for :

    Honest - Good Communicator - Strong Values Flexible - Passionate - Self Motivated - Reliable - Caring - Inclusive

    Please note that initial contact with applicants will usually be by email, so please check all of your email folders regularly, including your junk mail folders.

    Real Life Options are an equal opportunities employer. We seek to recruit, train and promote the best person for the job, to make full use of the talents and resources of all our people and to craft a working environment free from unlawful discrimination, victimisation and harassment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

    If you have a disability, a learning difficulty, a medical condition or individual need that you believe may affect your performance in selection, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes to enable you to perform at your best so please do let us know.

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