Support Worker (Respite)
Support Worker (Respite) When registering to this job board you will be redirected to the online application form. Please ensure that this is completed in full in order that your application can be reviewed. Support Worker (Respite Service) Location: Ealing Hours: 37.5 per week based on flexible rota; mornings, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. Salary: £9.80 per hour Service: Learning Disabilities Contract type: Permanent – full and part time opportunities Certitude is an adult social care provider, rated as outstanding by CQC for our Domiciliary Care. We are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities and support more than 1500 people in a diverse range of services across London. We employ 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. If you interested in a career that makes a difference, we are recruiting Support Workers, to be part of a team providing specialist support to young people (aged 16+) with learning disabilities to have a happy and meaningful life. Our respite service offers the opportunity for the people we support to have a change from their daily routine, while their families have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the very best care in a safe environment. The individuals that use the service are a diverse group of people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs (including behaviours that may challenge). You will work collaboratively with the people we support, their families and other people in their lives to develop positive relationships, greater independence and build their self-esteem. You will be working with lots of different individuals, some will visit on a regular basis, others less frequently. The short breaks service has access to a vehicle so we also welcome people who are able and willing to drive. To be a successful Support Worker you will need to demonstrate: • the ability to remain patient and calm under pressure • ability to work using your own initiative and a proactive approach • you are a great team player • an interest in outdoor activities such as swimming, games and enjoy long walks • ability to use a range of technology –internet, emails, databases, Microsoft office, excel, smart phone, iPad We will trust you to: • build great relationships with the people we support; help them tackle their challenges and achieve their goals. • observe change within the individual’s circumstances and respond accordingly • ensure effective day to day management of colleagues including effective activity delegation 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 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.