Support Worker

15392.00 - 18720.00 GBP Annual + GBP15392 - GBP18720/annum
04 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Support Worker in Bedworth CV12
Contract type : full-time 37 or 45 hours per week / part-time / bank

Salary: GBP 15,392 based on 37 hours / GBP 18,720 based on 45 hours / GBP 8.00 per hour

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 2 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.

Job description

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.

Where will I be working?

Our service in Bedworth provides a 24 hour supported living facility in providing care for adults with Learning Disabilities and additional health issues such as epilepsy, congenital conditions and dementia. Staff will develop communication skills such as knowledge of signing / visual aids as some are non-verbal.
We endeavour to create positive family relationships offering a good circle of support. There is a strong focus on supporting individuals' lives in a person centred way which includes various activities, shopping, managing own budgets and cooking. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

What will I be doing?

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, going away on holiday
• Arranging activities in the home and in the local community
• Personal care
• Manual handling & helping with medication 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
Shift Patterns

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 3:00/3:00 pm to 9:00/10:00pm, waking nights, some weekends.
Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.

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 with a benefits package that includes:

1) 'My Turning Point' bespoke Reward Discount Scheme sharing a range of online range of offers and discounts including shopping vouchers, discounts on gas and electric bills, gym scheme discounts, up to 55% off the cost of cinema tickets and much more!!

2) You may also benefit from our bike to work scheme, season ticket loans and much more!

3) Receive a GBP 200 bonus for recommending a friend to work for us if they're employed

4) Inspired by Possibility Employee of the Year scheme - in recognition of your excellence

5) Life assurance scheme for all team members and enhanced contributory Pension scheme

6) Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with a 24/7 helpline for advice - also available to family members.

7) Online Right Steps Health & Wellbeing Support package to all our team members. Information and evidence based support you can trust about low mood and anxiety, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating, stress at work and physical activity

8) Competitive rates of pay with annual Pay Reviews

9) Annual Holiday allowance - Buy and sell annual leave options to suit your lifestyle

10) Flexible working patterns to support work/home life balance

11) Excellent training opportunities leading to career development - ongoing access to a huge range of training and support to help you develop. We provide a thorough induction and training program when you join us. In addition to regular 1-2-1's and annual appraisals, we'll help you develop and progress your career.

Why Turning Point?

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job: we offer you a career