Support Worker - Whitfield CT16 - Learning Disabilities

Turning Point
Dover, UK
16 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker

Location: Whitfield, near Dover CT16

Contract type_ full-time 37 or 45 hours per week / bank

Salary: GBP 16,546 based on 37 hours / GBP 20,124 based on 45 hours / GBP 8.60 per hour

Would you like to be part of a small and highly specialised service which is committed to supporting me with every aspect of my life?

Would you like to work with me and enable me to live as independently as possible in my local community?

Would you like to be well trained, well supported and well paid and know that you are making a positive difference every time you go to work?

About Me

I am looking for people to support me in my new home in the local community in Whitfield, Dover. I am a man who experiences autism, epilepsy and sometimes I may display behaviour which can be described as challenging. I enjoy going out and about every day, but I can get anxious when I don't know what is happening, something annoys me or if I don't understand what is going on. I am lots of fun to be with and want people to work with me who care about me and are dedicated to supporting me to do every day things like eating healthily, keeping fit and learning new skills. I have my own ways of doing things, which the rest of my team will help you to learn, and if you're the right person, we'll get on great!

About the role

  • I love to go to my favourite parks and for long walks in the countryside, and going out for cake! Be mature minded and be able to forward plan, helping me develop my skills.
  • I love a foot massage as it relaxes me and keeps me calm.
  • I cannot speak but I can tell you what I want to do by using my picture communication system. You need to learn my language, and we can then have some fun.
  • I must have a predictable, structured and consistent routine.

You must be_
  • Fit and active as I love to go out walking, come rain or shine!
  • Be mature minded and be able to forward plan, helping me develop my skills.
  • Patient and understanding and do things the way I want them to be done.
  • Be able to work strategically to reduce my anxieties and improve my quality of life.
  • Be able to stick to the rules that will keep me and you safe.

You must have_
  • This will be as part of an established team who can make a positive difference to my life, so you must work well together as a team but be confident to work independently too - as a member of my team you will be given full training and induction from my Team Leader and you first few shifts will be alongside her so you can get to know me and I can get to know you!
  • The right attitude!
  • A good attendance record.
  • The ability to work in partnership with my friends and family

Shift Patterns

This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7_30am to 3_00pm and 2_30 pm to 10_00pm, waking nights (9:45pm - 7_45am), some weekends.

Benefits include_
  • 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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