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Care Home - Support Worker

£8.91 - £10.07 per hour
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Become a Support Worker with an established Care & Support provider in Northampton, and start making a real difference to people’s lives!

Location: Northampton

Salary:£17,152 - £19,374 per annum (£8.91 to £10.07 per hour) plus enhancements

Hours: 37 per week, full time, part-time and bank hours available

Closing Date: Tuesday 30th June 2020

Interviews: Telephone interviews are being arranged on an ongoing basis

As well as a great benefits package which includes; flexible, family-friendly working policies and generous annual leave, our client fully supports the career progression of their staff and on-going training is provided, as well as opportunities to progress within the organisation.In short, it’s a great place to work!

About the role of Support Worker:

Do you want to be part of something new and exciting with an established Care & Support provider, rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in Northampton?

Saxon Court is home to 17 residents with complex learning disabilities and/or have a condition on the autistic spectrum with behaviours that concern and associated mental health conditions. Based just outside Northampton Town Centre, near Victoria Park, this will be an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the setup team for this newly opened service.

Do you thrive knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life?

As these residents will be coming from either an institutionalized environment or living away from home for the first time, you will go on this exciting journey with them and play a big part in helping them integrate and live independently in the community. To do this, you will work with them to find out their interests and hobbies and plan activities accordingly, provide emotional wellbeing support and advice, encourage them to access befriending and advocacy services.

Time to draw on your creative and dynamic side…

No two days will be the same as you may have already gathered. Support could be anything from making friends, personal care, painting, bowling, reading, going to the gym, park, cinema; cooking cleaning, cooking tasty balanced meals or even watching football… you name it.

But, ultimately it must be what they want to do!

How great would it be to be paid to play scrabble or plan a holiday?

Although the role will be challenging it will also be highly rewarding and you would be making a difference in someone’s life and putting a smile on their face.

Don’t sweat the small stuff:

You don’t need to have experience in care as you will be provided with the required training to help you fully meet the needs of the residents. All you need is common sense, a ‘can do’ attitude, be willing to learn and share the values of the organisation.

You don’t need to be a car driver as the project is only about a 5-minute serene walk from Northampton Train Station and the Bus Station.

Flexibility is key though for this role, as the shift times will be reliant on what activity the residents have got on and when they want to do it. All shifts will be on rota basis and will be spread across weekdays, weekends and bank holidays. This includes nights and sleep-ins; a bonus is paid for waking nights and double time paid for Christmas and New Year shifts. In addition, an allowance of £36.78 also paid for sleep-ins.

We have various contracts available and welcome applicants that are looking for part-time or full-time opportunities.

As this is a new service which is not yet open, you will be required to work in our other projects in Northampton (5 minutes’ walk from Saxon Court) and Burton Latimer whilst the project is set up. All travel expenses will be reimbursed during this period.

As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, our client welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups and disabled candidates.

Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as: Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.

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