Male Support Worker

Recruiter
Three C's
Location
Catford, Lewisham, Greater London
Salary
£18343/annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Three Cs has a unique opportunity available to recruit for full and part time Male Support Worker vacancies in Lewisham, Southwark and Newham, and for Flexible Workers in our Outreach service.   We are offering a salary of £18, 343 per annum for full time workers and £9.75 per hour for flexible workers.

Three Cs stands for 'Control and Choice in the Community' for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges. We support people to have control over and choice about their lives and to contribute to the community as equal citizens.

How would you like to do a job that changes lives?  Being a Support Worker at Three Cs means you will be supporting people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges to become more independent, to be more confident about making decisions, to be more involved in their communities and to have greater expectations about the sort of things that most of us take for granted in our everyday lives, such as finding a job, making friends and having a relationship.

We are looking for full and part time male Support Workers for our Outreach service.  Our Outreach service is  also looking for Flexible workers (who work on an “as and when needed” basis).

What are the responsibilities of the Support Worker?

As an Outreach Support Worker you will spend much of the day lone-working and you will need the necessary skills such as time-management, accountability and honesty to do this. However, you will also need to demonstrate that you can work as part of a team, even if you do not have regular face to face contact with them. 

You will support many people who will have varying support needs, the majority of whom live independently in the community.  You will be required to travel between locations throughout the day and communicate with management and the team through email and phone so good ICT skills are essential. 

A person-centred approach to working is essential – and you must be willing to work flexible hours to meet the demands of the services.  This will include evenings, weekends, early mornings, late nights, sleeping-ins and bank holidays and supporting people to go on holiday as required.

The role is challenging and you will work hard, but you’ll also have great job satisfaction, a sense of achievement, opportunities to learn new skills and the knowledge that your support really can change lives.

What skills do I need to have to become a Support Worker?

- A willingness to learn about people with learning disability or  mental health challenges, preferably with a QCF (or NVQ)  Level-3  or willing to undertake this

- A driving licence is desirable (no vehicle necessary)

- Work flexible shifts, including night cover, early morning, evenings, weekends and bank holidays

- Numerate and literate in order to handle money and medication.

Knowledge of:

- Supporting people with complex and challenging needs and mental health problems in a way which shows respect and increases their choices, skills and independence

- Contributing effectively in person centred planning, care programme approach and other review meetings as appropriate

- Minimum of 1 year experience of working with people with learning difficulties and mental health needs in paid or voluntary capacity OR demonstrates transferrable skills

- Eligibility to work in the UK. 

- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, health clearance and satisfactory professional references 

- Qualifications check

We offer a fantastic benefits package!

- £18,343 for full time workers, £9.75 per hour for Flexible workers

- Annual leave of up to 30 days (including bank holidays)

- Contributory pension scheme

- Extensive learning and development programme

- Cycle to Work scheme.

Why not click ‘apply’ today? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to develop your career as our Support Worker. We’d love to hear from you! if you’d like further information please visit our website.

Closing Date: 26th June 2017 (9am)