Support Worker / Care Assistant Downend (CV)

Milestones Trust
Bristol, UK
14 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 hours per week (Sleep-ins are a requirement of the role)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Worker to join Milestones Trust. We are a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a 33 year history of offering person-centred support to vulnerable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia.

Based at Court View, Pucklechurch, South Glos with a basic of £8.95 per hour + excellent benefits, you will be responsible for encouraging and supporting service users to define and develop their chosen lifestyles through personal centred care in our residential services.

Court View is a small residential home that supports 4 individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism and mental health needs, with all aspects of day to day life. The bungalow is in the village of Pucklechurch and is close to local amenities and well connected by public transport.

The nature of this small service enables staff to form really close professional relationships with the service users and their families.

Required Education, Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking for someone to join our small team who is flexible, has excellent communication skills and a positive approach to supporting people, someone who will work well as part of the small established team; as well as some lone working, to continue to develop the service. Staff should be committed to providing meaningful community involvement and share the values and principles of positive behavioural support.

As Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:

·To encourage and enable service users to make day-to-day choices and major life decisions, signposting as appropriate, and to develop a positive self-image and maintain good health

·To support service users to develop relationships to maintain contact with family and friends

·To provide service users with the agreed necessary support to maximise their independence and to develop social and life skills

The successful Support Worker will:

·Have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with team members, service users and a range of stakeholders.

·Have a caring manner and a tolerant nature, experience within the sector is not essential as we will provide you with training required to carry out your duties.

·Be able to drive. Due to the location of the home and the need to access activities within the local community, it is essential that staff can drive.

Why Apply?

Here is just one example of the good service we provide at Court View:
"Court View has built my brothers communication skills and self-confidence. He lives a happy and fulfilled life. I know that the staff really care about him"

The people who live at Court View are looking for a Support Worker who can help them with a range of different activities including: baking cakes, supporting them with cooking their meals of choice, assisting them with growing and eating their own produce and visiting a few of their favourite places, for example: plane museums, railway stations and parks .

What we can offer in return:

·Up to 26 days' holiday and 8 days' bank holiday entitlement

·Family friendly/work-life balance policies

·Company pension scheme & private health care scheme (BHSF)

·Free parking at most Trust services

·Comprehensive induction and learning and development opportunities

·Access to all levels of training appropriate to your role and career progression with the Trust.

We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within Milestones Trust.

For an informal chat about the role, please call Robin Armstrong, Service Manager on 01179 9374021.

If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB). A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment. Committed to Equality and Diversity for all Registered Charity No. 294377. Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees.

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