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Support Workers - Community Services Nottinghamshire

Job Reference: L28-26773

St Andrew’s Healthcare
ASD and LD community
Bestwood Village
From £17,718 plus enhancements

Support Workers – Winslow ASD and LD community step down

Location: Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

From £17,347 (full time equivalent) plus enhancements

Full time - 37.5 hours per week


We are seeking highly motivated Support Workers to work with us at our Winslow community step-down service in Nottinghamshire.

 Winslow was developed to provide enhanced care for individuals with complex presentations and behaviours that may challenge, who are transitioning away from secure hospital care to a community setting. It comprises six self-contained residential apartments offering independent living within a community-based environment.

With an emphasis on sustainable living and vocational skills development, our aim is to enable each service user to transition to successful community living.

As a Support Worker, you will work as part of a team to deliver and maintain high standards of person-centred care, supporting service users’ daily activities and community rehabilitation in accordance with individual care plans and Positive Behaviour Support Plans.

“Our service users and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.” 

Your profile

There are no set entry requirements to become a Support Worker, but we are looking for people who can demonstrate that they have the following characteristics

  •         Caring, patient and kind
  •         Resilient
  •         Cheerful and friendly, with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude
  •         Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas
  •         Able to follow instructions and procedures, and to keep calm
  •         Able to work in a team, but use your own initiative

You'll also need:

  •         Excellent communication skills, including active listening skills
  •         Organisational skills
  •         Observational skills


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension
  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS
  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
  • Life cover
  • Car lease scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications
  • There is the opportunity for you to apply to our Aspire Programme, a nursing bursary programme, which could support you while training to be a qualified nurse. Each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our employees to gain a Nursing Degree.

Closing date: Sunday 1st August 2021

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