Casual Support Worker 2 St Austell, Cornwall

Recruiter
Advance Housing and Support Limited
Location
Saint Austell
Salary
15000.0000
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
10 Jun 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Advance are looking to employ Grade 2 Casual Support Workers for the St Austell area to work with specific customers to provide practical assistance and emotional support to enable them to live a rich and varied life as part of the community in which they reside.
Salary: £7.86 per hour.
Various hours per week. This will include some days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
(We are a flexible company and would welcome applications from those looking for regular, part-time hours who may have other commitments which would need to be taken into consideration.)
Job Specification
About the role:
Working in an environment which encourages a person-centred approach to enable customers to realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations
Providing support to individuals to meet their particular needs as identified within their support plan enabling them to make informed choices while promoting their privacy and dignity.Duties may include (but is not limited to):
Personal care (showering and/or bathing)
Laundry and housework
Food preparation & cooking
Budgeting and shopping
Monitoring and/or administering medications
Being active in the community (employment, study, volunteering and/or leisure activities)
Maintaining relationships with family and friends
Social activities
Accompanying customers to appointments and/or on excursions
Working in partnership with other agencies and organisations
What you can expect from Advance
Being part of a progressive and dynamic team where you will meet new people and feel valued
A comprehensive induction process
Excellent opportunities for career progression
A large range of employee benefits including:
Flexible hours to fit around you and the needs of our customers
Competitive rates of pay, reimbursement of mileage expenses for transporting customers and a free DBS
A Salary Sacrifice Scheme to purchase childcare vouchers free of tax and NI contributions (follow the link below to find out more)
Paid holiday of up to 38 days per year (pro-rata for part-time employees)
Access to a lone-worker system to provide you with security when you need it
Enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum
Free, nationally-recognised training linked to all aspects of the role of being a support worker - these are transferable to other service providers
Staff discounts at over 250 high-street retailers including Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, Sainsbury’s, Apple and many more
More about Advance
Advance is a well-established, national, charitable organisation which provide support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions living in the community. We are an equal opportunities employer who values our staff and the difference that they make to our customers. Whatever our role in the company, we all share a pride in what we do and use PRIDE to define how we all behave.
Still not sure if we’re the company for you? Read the poem below, created from real feedback from our customers and staff.
Truthful but short, this poem from Advance,
Designed to inspire you, given the chance,
To seek a new role within our great team,
Perhaps to fulfil something from a dream?
With many flexible jobs to explore,
We’ll strive to find you the one you’ll adore.
What our customers say about Advance:
Advance are kind, “Fun to be around” too!
Warm and welcoming, “They understand you.”
“They care for me,” it’s so easy to see,
Most importantly, “They let me be me!”
What our staff say about Advance:
Passionate about people, caring and kind,
They value their staff, no better boss you’ll find!
Approachable and appreciative, they really understand,
Willing to help, even with their own hand.
Personal Specification
About the candidate:
The attributes you possess as part of your personality are just as important to the role as the skills needed to fulfil the Job Specification above. Advance and its customers are keen to employ people who have some or all of the following qualities, these being someone who is:
polite, punctual and reliable
honest and trustworthy
calm, kind and consistent
funny and broad-minded
financially-savvy and helpful
warm and welcoming
patient and understanding
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