Overview

Salary: £8.95

Shift Hours: Days, Nights, Sleeps –

Your potential plus our commitment changes lives.

Are you caring, supportive and want to make a real difference to someone’s life?

 

Support Workers provide a vital part in providing the people we support with the care and ability to improve their quality of life.

We are currently looking for Support Workers to join our team in Haswell.

West House, part of Essential Care and Support provide person centred support to an individual with autism and type 1 diabetes.

West House is a large, house situated on a working farm where we provide 24/7 care and support for the individual we support. The house is surrounded by the countryside with beautiful views and free onsite parking. Within the home are large communal spaces including a lounge and kitchen diner where you can support individuals with activities and learning new skills. There is also a large, outdoor space and workshop for activities.

 

The gentleman we support at West House has a diagnosis of autism and type 1 diabetes. He is outgoing and funny with interests in DIY, racing cars, fashion and going out to local places. Our staff team are based in Haswell and work 2:1 to support and accompany this gentleman out into the community to do activities such as visiting local attractions and going for walks. Staff provide support with all areas of daily life including meals and shopping.

 

Therefore, we are looking for someone who is active and outgoing, interested in healthy eating and likes to keep themselves busy doing activities. You’ll also need a calm demeanour with a supportive attitude. Ideally someone with experience in health and social care, particularly in supporting people with autism; or you are enthusiastic and willing to learn. This is a highly rewarding role with an opportunity to make a difference through high quality care and support whilst having fun with the individual.

 

If you believe you have what it takes to empower another person’s life and make a difference, we would like to hear from you!

 

We pride ourselves on our partnership working with the people we support, their families, and the local authority to ensure we deliver a quality service. We engage in lots of physical activities to encourage a healthy mind and promote social inclusion at every opportunity ensuring we engage the people we support in activities in the community whenever safe and possible.

Shifts vary over a 7 day rota that will include days, nights and some weekends.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of care and support services to vulnerable adults, Essential Care and support, part of National Care Group fully appreciate the amazing and life changing work our Support Workers do. That is why we offer:

A Competitive hourly rate of £8.95

Specialist and Blended Training and Development – we believe in promoting from within

Enhanced Training that includes Induction Training, Service Specific as well as opportunities to complete a Care Certificate and NVQ/QCF

Access to Digital Perks where you can gain discounts on gym memberships, shopping, theme parks, travel and more

Unlimited Refer a Friend Scheme to earn £300 per successful referral

Your role as a Support Worker will include:
 

Providing 1-1 and group support sessions

  • Creating engaging and creative ways to interact with the people you support
  • Help with accessing the community and taking the people you support to their appointments.
  • Set person-centred goals and agreeing on how to reach them
  • Help with personal care when required
  • Support the running of the home including the cooking and cleaning.

The most important qualities needed in a Support Worker are the ability to treat others with respect, listen to their needs and understand their emotions. Be Kind, friendly and honest.

Do you have the necessary values and qualities?

If Yes, Come and join our amazing team.