Brandon Trust is a charity supporting people with a learning disability, autism or both to live life in the way they choose.
Enabling individuals to achieve their goals brings a sense of fulfilment, as well as an opportunity to develop your career.
As a waking nights support worker’ you’ll have a guaranteed number of hours work each week on a rolling rota. You’ll work nights / evenings, generally 9.
15pm to 7.15am, covering four consecutive nights one week and three consecutive nights the next. There will also be occasional daytime working, for example to attend training courses.
If you’re new to social care we provide full training, including the nationally recognised Care Certificate as well as training tailored to the needs of the people you support, a thorough induction and plenty of career development opportunities.
About the role
Learning disabilities and autism affect people in different ways, so the role is very varied. Some jobs involve supporting several people living in a shared home and others supporting someone in their own place.
We also have roles supporting people living in registered care homes.
You’ll join the team in supporting individuals during the evenings and through the night. You'll respond to the individuals needs as they arise and regularly check door monitors.
You'll also manage general cleaning and maintenance of their home, as well as any paperwork required. During the night there is on-call or sleep-in support available, depending on the service you are based in.
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You’re considerate, committed and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach.
You come up with creative solutions to overcome challenges and have a can-do’ attitude. You’ll need to be flexible and able to work shifts including weekends.
We provide a range of benefits.
All Support Workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days. If successful, you’ll be contacted to set up a time for a short telephone interview.
If successful, this is followed by a face-to-face interview.
Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.