Bank Support Worker at High Pastures - Keighley BD22

Recruiter
Turning Point
Location
Keighley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
1181651422
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Worker at High Pastures - Keighley - West Yorkshire

Contract type: Bank Contract / Casual Hours

Hours: This is a bank contract, if you lead a busy life and want to pick up a few shifts here and there, this would be ideal for you.

Salary: GBP 8.21 per hour

Drivers Essential.

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no 2 days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours? Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

High Pastures is a supported living service where we support 4 people to live as independently as possible in their daily lives. High Pastures is located in a lovely rural area of Keighley.

As a support worker you will be required to work various shift patterns to support people to live independently, this will include working 1-1 with people in their home and in the community. Bank shifts may also involve sleep shifts once relevant training has been completed. A full UK driving license is essential for this role as the home has access to their own vehicle.



What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include_
  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, or going away on holiday
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Personal care,
  • Manual handling & helping with medication

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are_
  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling


Shift Patterns

This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential.

Shifts at High Pastures will vary depending on what is available each week, however some 1-1 support hours will be for between 7-15 hours per shift.

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes_

* Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
* 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
* Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
* Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
* Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
* Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
* Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.

Why Turning Point?

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job_ we offer you a career.

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