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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2021.

Support Worker in Tameside

Job Reference: J192-A-21-11202

Employer:
Turning Point
Location:
Droylsden / Audenshaw
Salary:
20,907

Support Worker - Tameside

Location - Droylsden/Audenshaw

Salary -GBP 17,190 based on 37 hours / 20, 907 based on 45 hours / GBP 8.91 per hours

 

Job Introduction

Do you have a caring nature? Are you looking to make a difference to people's lives? Do you want to work in an environment where no two days are the same? Are you flexible with your working hours?Can you see yourself providing care to adults who need your support?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would love to hear from you.

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Everything we do is aimed at providing the very best quality and person-centred support in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communitieswe support.

 

.Where will I be working?

You will be working at one of our 10 supported living locations in Tameside, across the Droylsden, Audenshaw or Denton area.We offer 24-hour support to people with PLMD (profound multiple learning disabilities), autism,learning disabilities, brain injuries, and mental health issues.

We focus on buildingpositive family relationships, offering a strongcircle of support. Our primary focus isto supportindividuals' lives in a person-centered way,includinga range of activities from shopping to managing budgets tocooking. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

The level of care required will vary across our services. Some of the individuals we support are quite independent and just need assistance with daily activities; others require more assistance with personal care, medication,mobility and behaviours as well as these daily tasks.

Shift Patterns

We provide 24 hour support - so flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7am - 2/3pm and 2/3pm - 9/10pm, and also some sleep-ins or waking nights and some weekends.

Please note that working hours may vary in accordance with the needs of the individuals we support.

Role Responsibility

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

  • Promoting the independence of people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
  • Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • Helping residents stay safe and healthy
  • Assisting with personal care needs
  • Manual handling
  • Supporting people with medication
  • Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements

The Ideal Candidate

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

  • Passionate, caring and enthusiastic
  • Flexible, patient and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work.

We understand reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our Total Reward package that includes:

  • Comprehensive opportunities to learn and develop, so we can invest in your future – we have a silver accreditation fromInvestors in People
  • Access to Blue Light Card discounts as well as exclusive discounts to Turning Point employees, on mobile phones, gym memberships, shopping and much more
  • Flexible working solutions so we can support your work-life balance
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays and spread the cost
  • Access to free financial education, counselling, occupational health, and advice services – some of which your family can use too – to support your total wellbeing
  • A mileage claim scheme
  • Free life cover of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension scheme to support your savings and security
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication
  • Flexible benefit options including Cycle to Work schemes and interest-free Season Ticket Loans

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

 





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