Support Worker - Harrow - Adult LD

Recruiter
CareTech UK
Location
Kenton, Greater London
Salary
£7.90/hour
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
About the role:

We are looking for Support Workers to join our friendly team based at our service in Harrow.

Joining our CQC Rated “Good” service, you will be supporting up to 12 individuals with varying levels of learning disabilities and working a 35 hour week.

The service is accessible by local buses and is also a 5 minutes’ walk from Kenton tube station.

Offering a superior service to our young adults, a warm welcome awaits you at our residential service in Harrow.

We have service users with challenging behaviour, some limited communication and mental health issues.

We are providing individuals with practical and emotional care, enabling them to lead as ordinary life as they can achieve.

You will need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays, weekends and potentially sleep ins.

If your best traits are positivity, friendliness and innovation then this job is for you!

Benefits of being a CareTech Employee:

• We offer Permanent contracts 37.5 hrs per week.
• Part Time contracts 16 hrs, 22.5 or 30 hrs or become a Bank Staff.
• We provide a full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards.
• We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.
• Career progression path within the company.
• Competitive rates of pay.
• Employee Assistance Helpline.
• Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme.
• Retail discount vouchers.
• We offer Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to join the Care Sector.
• Various shift patterns available to suit your lifestyle.
• DBS check paid by CareTech prior to starting with us.
• SAYE Scheme.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment.
• To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and others whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality.
• To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events.
• To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required.
• To work as part of a team to provide high quality care.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience in support work specifically with people with Learning Disabilities or Mental Health needs.

The Successful Candidate for the role will have:

• NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards.
• Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.
• The ability to keep calm under pressure.
• Confidence to work alone and as part of a team.
• Excellent communication skills.
• The passion to work with vulnerable Adults.
• The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding.
• Driving licence would be beneficial.

About CareTech:

CareTech Community Services established in 1993 has 250 services with continuous growth with new developments/services.

CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions.

We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.

We are committed to providing the highest levels of care to our residents.
To enable us to do this we need caring and dedicated professionals to deliver first class care.

All applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and all employees are checked against the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

CareTech Community Services are proud to announce that they are a ‘Disability Confident Leader’.

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