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SUPPORT WORKER / WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER, Woking, Berkshire

Employer
CareTech UK
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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SUPPORT WORKER / WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER, Woking, Berkshire
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of others? Why not join our team!
Surrey Supported Living has 6 sites in and around the Guildford and Woking area; two in Guildford, one on the Guilford & Woking border and three in Woking. All services are on the main bus routes and all have parking.
Surrey Supported Living provides care and support for up to 25 adults with Learning difficulties and Mental Health. All require support with: managing money, shopping, cooking, cleaning, medical appointments etc, managing correspondence, exploring leisure and work activities and accessing the community.
37.5 hours per week
£9.69 per hour
Benefits:
Various contracted hour shifts available
20 days holiday + bank holidays
Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme
Full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
Dedicated learning & development programmes.
We offer Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to join the Care Sector
We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.
Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics
DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us.
Refer a Friend Reward Scheme - earn up to £250 per referral!
Stakeholder Pension
Share Save Scheme
Free Employee Assistance Programme
Annual Employee Awards Evening
Employee recognition schemes
Carer progression within the company.
CareTech Foundation - Opportunity to apply for family and friend's grants.
Main duties and responsibilities:
To participate in the day to day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment.
To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and others whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality.
To support service users with the preparation of Meals, Laundry duties, cleaning and social events.
To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required.
To work as part of a team to provide high quality care.
Personal Care support (bathing, showering, toileting)
Support with community base activities (swimming, bowling, Zumba, gym, shopping, cycling, cinema etc.)
Personal Characteristics:
Diploma (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards one.
Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.
The ability to keep calm under pressure.
The confidence to work alone or as part of a team.
Excellent communication skills
The passion to work with vulnerable adults
The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding.
Driver preferred
Working knowledge of PBS approach
Self-motivate in order support service users to plan their activities within community as well as at home
The Organisation:
CareTech Community Services Ltd, established in 1994, is one of the largest providers of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for vulnerable people to live in community settings. We support people to take control of their lives - this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.
CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a "Disability Confident Leader".
Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.
* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
You may be aware of new regulations which require that anyone entering a CQC-regulated care home in England to be fully vaccinated subject to certain exemptions.
The Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 were made on 22nd July and come into force on 11th November 2021.
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