Support Worker - Carlisle
Turning Point
Carlisle, GB
17h 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?

Turning Point are in the process of taking over a brand new supported living service in the Carlisle area, comprising of 8 single occupancy flats.

The service will provide a relaxed and comfortable home for service users with a variety health needs, including Learning Disabilities, Developmental Disorders and Acquired Brain Injuries.

You will be working alongside new and experienced staff providing varying levels of support to service users, including assisting with personal care, mobility and medication, as well as helping with daily tasks such a cooking and cleaning and promoting independence in the home and out in the community.

Role Responsibility

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
  • Shift Patterns

    This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7 : 00am to 2 : 00 / 3 : 00pm and 2 : 00 / 3 : 00 pm to 9 : 00 / 10 : 00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends.

    Please note that the shifts may vary.

    Bank Positions also available.

    The Ideal Candidate

    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
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