Learning Disabilities Support Worker
Newcross Healthcare is looking for professional, dedicated and experienced Support Workers who are committed to delivering high-quality care to support Learning Disability clients in the Suffolk area through our friendly Ipswich branch.
Receive a free uniform and DBS check for a limited time.The Position
Joining Newcross in a Support Worker position means that you understand the importance of a person centred approach to care. With a natural ability to put each person's needs at the centre of all you do, you will provide compassionate care in a professional manner at all times.
Our clients live with varying learning disabilities and/or autism, so we are seeking individuals with previous professional experience in a similar role. You will be confident in your ability to deliver personalised care with a mindful approach, placing the service user's well-being at the centre of all you do.
It's desirable that you have at least an NVQ2 / SVQ2 level qualification in Health and Social Care, with epilepsy training also preferable (however training can be arranged).
Unlike an agency, we focus on nurturing and rewarding great members of staff. We offer permanent jobs with all the flexibility to maintain a great work / life balance. Enjoy a permanent contract, guaranteed hours and free training with us.
Ideally we are seeking car drivers for this position, however we also have vacancies available in areas reachable by public transport - so if you're willing to travel locally, we'd love to hear from you.The Benefits
- Excellent rates of pay with night and weekend enhancements plus special bank holiday rates.
- Permanent, flexible hours contract
- Free uniform upon joining for a limited time
- Free criminal record check (DBS) for a limited time
- Agreed mileage payments for most clients
- Training available free through credits earned as you work
- 24 hour support through dedicated central team, 365 days a year
- Local line manager and branch support
- Online Intranet and smartphone app to manage your availability and bookings
- Recommend a Friend scheme, paying up to £500 per successful referral
Treating our staff well is at the centre of what we do. At Newcross we hire permanent staff, and with over 200 training courses on offer, we help them develop. It is important for us to provide stability to our people, we are not and never have been a 'zero hours' employer. All of our healthcare professionals have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, giving them the security of a steady income.Person Specification
You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, at least 3 months previous paid care experience in the UK and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy. You will also need a valid certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course, or be willing to book onto a Newcross course.
You should be willing to travel locally to reach client locations, with access to your own vehicle desirable.Click the Apply Now button to begin your application
If you cannot apply online, please call . Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.