Bank Support Worker - Barnsley (S63, S72, S75)

Turning Point
Barnsley, UK
16 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Bank Support worker in Barnsley - Learning Disabilities or Mental Health (S63, S72, S75)

Contract type_ bank contract

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.

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 and mental health issues across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to people's 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?

You will be working in one of our supported living facilities in Barnsley or supporting people with mental health needs in their own home or local community. Our services offer support for adults with Learning Disabilities and individuals with mental health needs. We tailor our support to enable people to be as independent as possible.

What will I be doing?

Your duties may change depending on the service you will be working in. However at Turning Point we all want to achieve the same goal - promoting independence!

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Some of your duties will involve_

  • 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
  • Providing personal care, manual handling and support with medication
  • Developing people's' life skills and personal interests
  • Accessing local community groups, education and support with employment opportunities
  • Helping the people we support stay safe and healthy

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and mental health 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, for individuals with a learning disability, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7_00/8:00 am to 2_00/3:00pm and 2_00/3:00 pm to 9_00/10:00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends.

Our mental health support will vary from a couple of hours here and there to shorter visits for pop in type support/ welfare calls .

Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.

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 employees 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 or Mental health 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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