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Support Workers (young people services) - Yate

Salary:
£19,658 - £20,381 pa pro rata + benefits (dependent on qualifications & experience)
Location:
Yate
Company:
THE BRANDON TRUST 2

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Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career.

Join us in new roles in Yate, supporting several young people (ages 21- 30) at an exciting time in their lives as they transition to living independently in their own, shared homes. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service. Initially you will work alongside the manager and the business development team, along with the families and young people, to set up the service.

You’ll support them in all aspects of their busy lives. Initially there is likely to be some hours supporting the individuals in the lead up to them moving home, as well as some hours working in some other, nearby services.

About the role

You’ll support people to do the things they want to do in the community; from going to the gym and horse riding, to working in social enterprises and swimming. You’ll support them to increase their independent living skills too, and in all aspects of daily living; from cooking to managing finances. Supporting people with their personal care and medication needs is also key.

If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression.

About you

You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full driving licence is required for full-time positions, part-time hours maybe available for non drivers.

For more information please phone Steve Ashton on 07493 866 849.

We provide a range of benefits.

All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.

Full-time support workers work 37.5 hours plus one sleep-in a week (pay for these sleep-ins is included in the annual salary figures shown above). We also have some services where sleep-ins are not required and you may work some waking nights. The salary for these roles is £17,051 - £17,774 pa.

All support workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.

Coronavirus update: As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic.

In line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.

Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.

Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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