Support Worker in Carlisle - Extra Care - Learning Disabilities
Turning Point
Carlisle, UK
23h ago

Support Worker inCarlisle - Extra Care - Learning Disabilities

Contract type : full-time 37 or 45 hours per week / part-time / bank

Salary : GBP 15,797 based on 37 hours / GBP 19,212based on 45 hours / GBP 8.21 per hour

Driver preferred due to needs of peoplewe are supporting.

Do you have a caringnature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want towork in an environment where no 2 days are the same?

Are you flexible with yourworking hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need yoursupport?

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

Job description

At Turning Point, wesupport people with Learning Disabilities across England.

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

Where will I beworking?

You will be working in one of our Extra Care block of flats in Carlisle- Lister House and Sycamore House.

We provide 24 hour support for adults with learning disabilities andphysical disabilities, providing some 1-2-1 support and responding to needswhen required.

  • The role of the support worker is varied and the team is committed toenabling people to live a full life. The nature of people's needs can extend tofully supporting people with all aspects of daily living;
  • personal care,cooking, medication, cleaning and budgeting, to enabling people to go shopping,access employment and education, attending regular social events, with the peoplewe support encouraged to try new experiences.

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

    Staff will empower people tohave a wide range of experiences and to get the best out of all that they do toenjoy life.

    What will I be doing?

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

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    promoting the independence of people we support

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    supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday

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    arranging activities in the home and in the local community

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    developing residents' life skills and personal interests

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    helping residents stay safe and healthy

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    assisting with personal care needs

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    manual handling

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    supporting people with medication

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    ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements.

    What skills and qualities do I need to have?

    Whilst knowledge oflearning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn'tessential. What is essential is that you are

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    passionate, caring and enthusiastic

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    flexible, patient and non-judgemental

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    a great team player with lots of energy

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    able to demonstrate good communication skills

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    able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

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    have transferable experience of helping people to manage anxiety

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    have understanding of Makaton, BSL, picture referencing and alternative communication systems is desirable

    Shift Patterns

    This is a 24 hourservice, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range ofshifts from 7 00 / 8 : 00 am to 2 00 / 3 : 00 pm and 2 00 / 3 : 00 pm to 9 00 / 10 : 00 pm,waking nights and weekends.

    Please note thatworking hours may vary from service to service.

    What benefits will I receive?

    Of course, we knowit's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people fortheir invaluable work with a benefits package that includes

  • Comprehensive Learningand Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
  • 28 days holiday,increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchaseadditional holidays
  • Flexible benefitoptions including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
  • Competitive Pensionand Life Assurance scheme
  • Employee AssistanceProgramme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
  • Flexible workingpatterns to support work / life balance
  • Access to a wide rangeof discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.
  • Why Turning Point?

    We take pride in theservices that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Pointshares, which is held together by our values.

    These include believing inpotential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating eachother as individuals.

    Running services on anot-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, ourpeople. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support peoplewith Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives -

    here at Turning Point, wedon't just offer you a job we offer you a career.

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