Senior Specialist Support Worker
Somerset Care
Yeovil, UK
4d ago

Are you ready to REALISE your potential, transforming care for people with learning disabilities? Are you an experienced Support Worker ready for a new opportunity?

Then this Senior Specialist Support role could be perfect for you!

As a Support Worker you’ll be joining a fantastic team committed to empowering those with challenging behaviours and / or mental illness.

It’s so important for us to make a difference to people's lives, support and encourage their independence and enable them to lead fulfilling lifestyles.

It’s what we do best. Often our customers require two to one care, so you will work alongside your colleagues to provide continuity in care that supports their overall wellbeing.

This role is to assist three young gentlemen who live in a shared house in Yeovil, they are looking for a Senior Specialist Support Worker to support them with activities in the home and to access activities in their community.

They are looking for an experienced Support Worker who has previous experience of working with people on the autistic spectrum.

Staff members supporting these gentlemen need to have a calm approach, be able to stay calm under pressure, have experience of challenging behaviour, have patience and be able to adapt their approach to the situation and the gentleman they are supporting.

The Senior Support workers will provide support to access swimming, the cinema and other community activities that they currently take part in.

They will also need to actively support these gentlemen to pursue new activities and to develop their skills to be able to live a fulfilled life.

About you

Experience with Learning Disabilities or Mental Health support for adults or children, either through employment or your own personal experiences is required for this role.

Recognised care certificates such as NVQ or CQF are desirable but not essential as we can offer training from day one and fantastic career pathways to develop you to gain these qualifications.

A Senior Specialist Support Worker is one of our most essential roles and involves :

  • Helping our customers to remain independent in their own homes.
  • Supporting our customers by accompanying them to appointments, shopping, preparing meals and helping with daily living routines including washing, dressing and personal care.
  • Providing companionship and making someone’s day that little bit easier.
  • Maintaining and recording accurate notes, including relevant care and support plans and risk assessments.
  • Taking responsibility for the smooth day to day running of the service.
  • Supporting the management team by carrying out tasks relating to the management and training of the team of Support Workers.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the Company, building effective working relationships with external and community organisations such as families, neighbours and relevant professional bodies.
  • Being a Carer isn’t a job, it’s naturally who you are. Your instinct to care, offer compassion and show kindness is inherent within you.

    You will love caring for vulnerable people and appreciate the priceless impact your assistance has on those you help.

    What you’ll get from us :

    At Somerset Care, our values and culture is what makes us different. It is the culmination of all the things we do that makes us a very special company to work for.

    We really value our employees, actively support career development and progression and can offer you so much more than a job.

  • Guaranteed contracted hours
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays (Time and a half or Double Time)
  • Paid mileage
  • Free DBS check and Company Pension
  • Annual Holiday which increases with length of service
  • Full company induction and training to get you started and confident in the role
  • Ongoing training and support thereafter to gain qualifications and opportunities for career progression
  • Discounts of up to 20% across hundreds of retailers and online via MyCaringRewards
  • Access to your earning’s before payday via Wagestream
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