Support Worker
Colchester, UK
1d ago

Are you looking to make a positive difference to people’s lives?

Position : Support Worker

Salary : £9.00 - £9.35 per hour + £500 Welcome Bonus

Service : Grammar School House, Earls Colne

Our Benefits

  • Dedicated career ladder for those with NVQ level 2 or 3 earn up to £9.35 per hour.
  • Life assurance benefit of twice annual basic salary
  • Wagestream Avoid bank fees and withdraw up to 40% of your wages as you earn them before payday via the Wagestream app.
  • Comprehensive induction and excellent training
  • Recognition Awards, including long service awards
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme Receiving up to £500 per referral
  • Employee benefits platform providing discounts at over 150 retailers
  • Employee Assistance Programme, confidential telephone counselling and legal advice
  • Health & Wellbeing portal
  • About the Role

    Grammar School House is a caring, nurturing residential service in the pleasant village of Earls Colne near Colchester providing support for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs.

    Some individuals may also have additional physical disabilities. There is a warm, positive, homely atmosphere at Grammar School.

    The long-standing, caring and supportive team ensure a person-centred approach to support individual’s bespoke and often complex health and physical needs.

    They are trained in PEG feeding and how to act in the event of an individual having a severe epileptic seizure. The home is made up of two bungalows, each with six bedrooms and is wheelchair accessible to support people with additional physical disabilities.

    There are also pleasant outside areas and gardens around the property.

    You’ll be responsible for supporting an inclusive lifestyle within the community as individuals attend local colleges or day trips out.

    Develop greater independence and daily living skills by assisting with the upkeep of the service, preparing meals, shopping and domestic duties.

    Providing help with personal care such as washing, bathing and dressing whilst working across various shift patterns including early, late and weekend and night shifts.

    If you enjoy working as part of a team, are patient and caring with a positive attitude and are looking to join a growing organisation with great benefits, we would love to hear from you.

    You may be new to care or already have experience in the sector as a Support Worker, Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant or Care Giver.

    We also recruit for attitude and personality so, if you don’t have all the right skills, we can provide a full induction, relevant training and the support you need to get the most from your role.

    Our Values

    We employ people who share in our values so we can ensure the highest standards of support for the people who live in our homes, their families and the commissioners we work with.

  • Choice & Respect, Ambition & Imagination, Reliability & Professionalism
  • Honesty & Integrity, Responsibility & Accountability, Inclusive & Supportive
  • As a leading provider, our commitment to delivering the highest standards of support within our services is nationally recognised and validated by the many awards we receive, the consistently high ratings we receive from national regulators and our ethos of continuous improvement.

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