Support Worker – Extra Care
Turning Point
Carlisle, GB
4d ago

Job Introduction

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no two days are the same?

Are you flexible with your working hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

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

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

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

Where will I be working?

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

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

  • The role of the support worker is varied and the team is committed to enabling people to live a full life. The nature of people’s needs can extend to fully 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 people we support encouraged to try new experiences.

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

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

    Role Responsibility

    What will I be doing?

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

  • promoting the independence of people we support
  • supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • helping residents stay safe and healthy
  • assisting with personal care needs
  • manual handling
  • supporting people with medication
  • ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements.
  • The Ideal Candidate

    What skills and qualities do I need to have?

    Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are :

  • passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • a great team player with lots of energy
  • able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed
  • Drivers preferred due to needs of people we are supporting.

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