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Support Worker - Bolton

Job Reference: J192-A-21-12483

Employer:
Turning Point
Location:
Bolton
Salary:
9.70

Job Introduction

Are you looking to join a specialised committed team? Are you flexible, adaptable and able think on your feet? Are you passionate about supporting people to live their fullest lives?

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

The role is to support five fantastic individuals in their own flats and out in the community. The people we support struggle with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviours, and they require specialised support and consistency with every aspect of their life.

If you are passionate about care work but do not have the relevant experience – please still apply. We believe in giving everybody a fair chance.

Shifts: This is a 24-hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7:00/8:00 am to 2:00/3:00pm and 2:00/3:00pm to 9:00/10:00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends.

Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.                   

 

Main Responsibilities

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

  • Promoting the independence of the people we support
  • Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday
  • Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
  • Assisting with personal care needs and 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

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

  • Passionate, caring, proactive and enthusiastic
  • Patient, calm and non-judgemental
  • A great team player with lots of energy
  • Able to demonstrate good and adaptable communication skills, and deal with behaviours of concern
  • Someone who can follow routines and guidelines that meet the needs of the people we support
  • Someone who understands that all behaviour happens for a reason

 

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

What benefits will I receive?

Being a member of our bank is a fantastic opportunity to work flexibly around your existing commitments, giving you control over when you want to work in order to suit your own circumstances. But not only that – being employed by Turning Point will also give you access to many of our rewards! Here are some of the great benefits you’ll be eligible for:

  • Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • An annual leave entitlement that accrues as you work, to the equivalent of 28 days a year
  • Access to Blue Light Card discounts as well an exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more
  • Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
  • Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication




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