Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

Work Relief
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Work Relief is recruiting on behalf of one of West London’s most recognisable charities that specialises in the provision of support people with learning disabilities - enabling independent living.

We are looking for Support Workers to provide a range of support services to people with complex and challenging needs - enabling independent living and improving life skills and opportunities. The support provided ranges from practical skills such as paying bills and cooking through to community involvement.

Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

Shepherds Bush, West London

Full Time, Permanent

£16,932.43 per annum with additional earnings for weekends, night shifts

(Increases to Circa £17,500 after 12 month’s service)

Circa 38 hours per week on rotating shifts that include days, evenings, weekends and nights.

We are looking for candidates with experience of providing support to a vulnerable service user group.

Duties will include

  • Provide service users with a supportive home environment
  • Supporting and caring for service users. This will include assisting with intimate personal care
  • Encouraging the participation of service users and their families in working towards their goals
  • Liaising with outside organisations to research and achieve access to community based services
  • Complying with the requirements of the care quality commission
  • To attend regular training, including induction training, team meetings and individual supervision meetings as required.

What we can offer you

  • Excellent induction, training and development programme
  • NVQ Qualification
  • Behavioural support training
  • Access to a confidential support line
  • Extensive learning and development opportunities

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your support work career and make a real difference as a Support Worker with one of the UK’s most respected support charities. We see this for anyone pursuing a career as a support worker, community worker or care worker or similar

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Experience of providing support to a vulnerable service user group
  • Eager to learn / develop and passionate about making a difference
  • Clear written and verbal communication style
  • Willing to undertake training
  • To be available for flexible working patterns including evenings, weekends and nights as required

To be considered for this position, please email your CV in the first instance.

Due to the high number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not heard from one of our representatives within 1 week of applying, then your application has been unsuccessful.