Support Workers

Resolve Ltd
Bishop Auckland
08 Apr 2017
08 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

'Resolve’ is looking to recruit Support Workers on a full time basis who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for people with a learning disability, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles. We are an expanding organisation who provide a residential service for male adults with a learning disability whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act.

This is an exciting opportunity for Support Workers to join a bespoke residential care service and an employer that offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including private healthcare, pension and bonuses. Successful applicants for full time posts will have a permanent contract for 42 hours per week with a minimum salary starting at £18,346, not including benefits, and Support Workers will have the opportunity to increase their wage with additional shifts, following induction. Successful applicants will also be paid for all training undertaken during their employment. The holiday entitlement is 6 weeks per year. Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that working life is not made unreasonable, this post involves working at weekends, evenings, bank holidays and nightshifts as part of the service provided to our service users.

The Job…

Can you show us how you would treat our service users, for whom our home is their home, with the dignity and respect they have a right to expect?

The post of Support Worker is an opportunity to:

  • Not just do the right thing but do it in the right way
  • Deliver care and support using a person centred approach
  • Enable and support community connections in the local and wider area
  • Help people to develop and maintain relationships
  • Support people to access many and varied social & leisure activities

The Person…

The support worker will both take the initiative and work closely with colleagues who have a positive approach in line with the organisation’s values. The support worker will also provide personal assistance to people who require it; this includes personal care, cooking meals and completing domestic tasks. This is an opportunity to work creatively with people in an organisation that emphasises a team approach to work within a risk management framework.

The prospective candidate will be a team player, hard-working, non-judgmental, diligent, trustworthy, positive, caring, supportive and enthusiastic. You will require patience, integrity and commitment and the life experience to manage a varied range of circumstances and individual needs. You will also be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays, weekends and nights.

An important element of our service is our strong community connections with a variety of services and placements. Much of your working day will be spent supporting service users on their placements within the community which may be educational, leisure, sporting or work placements. Therefore, due to our community presence, it is essential that you act as an appropriate role model at all times and remember that you are representing Resolve.

Additional skills or interests that could be beneficial to the progress and development of our service users will also be viewed positively such as gardening, creative interests, woodwork & DIY, walking and sporting activities. Candidates who are competent, keen gardeners will be looked upon favourably as they will be able to support with our in-house gardening project.

In return for your enthusiasm, energy and commitment, we can offer an exciting, supportive and rewarding working environment, and an opportunity to further develop your caring & support skills as well as being supported by a programme of continuous training and development. Previous experience and qualifications are not essential as full induction and training is provided. Full driving license is essential.

If you have the right values for our organisation and this sounds like the right opportunity for you then please follow the link below to apply.