Support Worker

Recruiter
Certitude
Location
Harrow
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Support Worker When registering to this job board you will redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that you application can be reviewed Are you interested in a career that makes a difference? At Certitude, we are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1500 people in a diverse range of services across London. We employ more than 1000 staff and are committed to their development. With Certitude you have the opportunity to work with incredible people, develop your career and support others to have a good life. As part of the role as a Support Worker at our Supported Living and Outreach Service, you will be supporting people with learning disabilities, ensuring they live a happy and meaningful life where support is based on choices as well as needs. Key to your success will be your ability to build rapport with the people we support, being adaptable and able to develop good relationships with colleagues in the service. A strong positive attitude is essential for this position, along with a willingness to provide various levels of personal care and support. To be a successful Support Worker you will need to demonstrate: A practical and organised approach – willing to get involved in hands-on support for others e.g. cooking, driving, attending medical appointments Able to motivate others and build their confidence to try new things, meet new people, develop friendships and be active members of their community Ability to work within a team structure and understand the importance of team work in relation to achieving desired goals and outcomes Ability to use a range of technology –internet, emails, , Microsoft Office, , smart phone, iPad We will trust you to: Ensure people are supported in everyday tasks in a respectful way, to meet their individual needs and preferences; by enabling them to do as much as possible for themselves and empower them by offering as much choice, control and involvement as possible – whether it is assistance to eat, wash, provide medication, enhance their mobility, communicating their needs, support with finances, getting in touch with friends, taking part in classes and being active members of their communities Create opportunities for people to try new things and make choices for themselves in a risk assessed environment Build great relationships with the people you support and others who are important in their lives (families, friends, staff and external professionals) Develop and implement individual support plans that focus on individuals’ preferences and needs and maximise and maintain their personal independence Recognise the qualities and strengths of each individual What’s in it for you: A competitive salary Pension Salary sacrifice scheme A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop An attractive package of 25 days annual leave, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance counselling We will pay for your Enhanced DBS. Eye care vouchers Travel season ticket loan Cycle to work Scheme Our Values: Working Together Continuously Improving Inspired by People Dependable If you would like to discuss this vacancy, please contact our recruitment team on 0208 772 6230. All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities. You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

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