Support Worker - Dover - River CT17

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

Location: Dover / River CT17

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

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.

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

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to people's lives. 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 part of a small and highly specialised team which is committed to supporting people, supporting a person who experiences autism who will at times display behaviour which can be described as challenging. This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same duties will include supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, or going away. Supporting with medication, health and anxiety management.

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 walking for long distances.

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 3_00 pm to 10_00pm, waking nights, 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 Well being 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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