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Support Workers - Cheltenham

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Brandon Trust

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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. In this key worker role you don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.

You’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose; we have opportunities in St Paul's, Cleeve Hill and Hatherley areas of Cheltenham. Night working only shift patterns will be considered at some of our services. In some of our services, we are able to offer permanent part-time hours requiring you to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. All permanent contracts require you to work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights.

Currently the vacancies in the Cheltenham area are based in Cleeve Hill. We are currently looking for someone to join on a 30 hour night contract

Your day will involve supporting the individuals with everyday tasks, for example cooking, cleaning their home and managing finances. You’ll also support the individuals to access their community to do the things they enjoy, for example swimming, socialising, days out and visiting day centres.

Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.

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. View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video:

Some experience of working with people with complex health needs is desirable but not essential. You’re considerate, committed and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. You come up with creative solutions to overcome challenges and have a ‘can-do’ attitude.

You’ll need to be flexible and able to work shifts including weekends and evenings/nights, as the role includes a 24/7 rota, including waking nights. It is essential for some of our services that you have a full driving licence, and are able and willing to use your own vehicle on business (for which mileage expenses will be paid).

For further information please contact Jasbir Sennitt, Recruitment Specialist on 0746 4670900

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.

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

View the detailed Job Profile.

We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days. If successful, you’ll be contacted to set up a time for a short telephone interview. If successful, this is followed by a face-to-face interview.

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

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

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.

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