Support Workers (Nightingale Close) - Witham, Essex
L&Q
St Andrews, UK
2d ago

Care & Support

Title : Support Worker

Contract Type : Permanent Full Time (37 hours per week)

Persona : Site Based

Location : Witham, Essex

Salary : £19,100 per annum (£9.90 per hour)

Role Profile - Support Worker.pdf

Are you looking for a job where you can make a real difference?

If you are caring, conscientious and enjoy helping others, apply now to join our Nightingale Close team, providing personalised care and support for people with learning disabilities in a 24-hour residential care home.

No previous experience is required. We will support you with a comprehensive induction and provide ongoing training and development.

We work within a framework of person-centred care, engaging individuals in active support and focussing on community participation.

The main duties for this post will be to provide support to residents, promoting daily independence and wellbeing, as well as offering personal care and support with daily living tasks.

You will be required to follow support plans and risk assessments and adhere to safeguarding principles.

As a requirement of the role you will be working on a rota basis including, weekends, public holidays and occasional nights.

You will have :

  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to communicate effectively with people with learning disabilities using a variety of methods to meet the needs of the individual
  • An understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities, autism and dementia
  • Good level of numeracy to assist service users to manage their finances
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • A full driving licence (preferred but not essential)
  • Why work for L&Q Living?

  • We are committed to paying our Essex staff the Real Living Wage (£9.90per hour).
  • We offer excellent benefits including 21 days annual leave (pro rata), pension scheme and non-contributory life assurance, season ticket loan, employee discount scheme and a health and wellbeing program.
  • You will have access to our unlimited spot bonus scheme. If you go out of your way to embed our values, we will reward you.
  • You will also be joining an organisation that received a 78% trust rating from our staff (Great Places to Work 2021).
  • The opportunity to grow your career with us or other departments within our business.
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