Support Worker

Recruiter
Randstad Care
Location
Taunton
Salary
£7.60 - £8.00/hour Specialist Training,Pension Scheme
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a role that will fill you with job satisfaction? Are you passionate about helping those in need of extra support to live a happy and meaningful life? Look no further, we are seeking experienced support workers to join a large team supporting adults with mental health needs and learning disabilities.

These full time, permanent vacancies are based within the Taunton area of Somerset. This can be a very challenging and complex service, which will give you the opportunity to hone and develop your skills and knowledge in specialist fields including:

* Autistic Spectrum Disorders
* Prader-Willi Syndrome
* PICA
* Cerebral Palsy

This residential service can come with high challenges and will need the right candidate to be confident and self motivated. The company provides extensive training, including a pre-induction prior to starting work to get you up to speed with the individuals you will be supporting and any challenges you may face and how to handle them. All the people they support are provided with holistic care using principles of personalisation and person centred care

In return for your commitment and experience, we offer the following benefits:

Benefits

* Competitive pay structure from £7.60 - £8 (DOE)
* Guaranteed, contracted hours
* Specialist training & QCF qualifications
* Cycle to work scheme
* The opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading support companies

Responsibilities

* Clear communication with the people you support using appropriate methods, including tact, empathy and diplomacy. This may include using specialist communication methods
* Assisting with individuals care, including personal care and assisting with bathing (where the individual requires this) in order to maintain a high standard of hygiene.
* Carrying out duties in compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent
* Participating and arranging daily outings, activities, holidays or recreational pursuits when required in order to assist the people you support with all aspects of their daily life

Requirements

* EITHER experience with challenging learning disabilities OR mental health needs (or both!)
* A confident, positive and resilient character
* Able to work flexible shift patterns including earlies, lates and nights
* Full driving licence which has been clean for the last 3 years

If you feel you have the ability to build trusting and lasting relationships with the service users you'll be supporting, then please apply with us today. You could make a difference to somebody's life.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing