Support Worker - Leamington Spa

Turning Point
Leamington Spa
18 Apr 2019
23 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Support Worker in Leamington Spa CV31
Contract type: full-time 37 or 45 hours per week / part-time / bank
Salary: GBP 16,300 based on 37 hours / GBP 19,826 based on 45 hours / GBP 8.47 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?
You will be working at one of our services in Leamington Spa.
Marloes Walk is located in Sydenham and is within walkable distance to Leamington Spa. There are 8 Individuals we support who have profound, multiple Learning Disabilities with additional health issues such as epilepsy & congenital conditions. Some have high support needs, mobility issues and require lots of personal care. 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. Marloes Walk is a well- regarded service with a community feel and during the summer months we hold lots of events.
Russell Terrace is a registered care unit with a happy, family atmosphere, providing support to 5 individuals aged between 20 to 60 years old with profound Learning Disabilities, all of whom are non-verbal and fully mobile and active. Our individuals require varying levels of personal care and there is one to one support required for two of the individuals we support.
Willes Road is a well-established service with good relationships - it's like a big, hectic family with a lively group dynamic. All the people we look after are fully mobile and active and you will work in a busy and lively environment. We accommodate for up to 8 individuals aged between 20 to 40 years old with mild to profound Learning Disabilities with some challenging behaviours. Staff are trained in positive support strategies and person centred approaches. The core hours of work are between 10am-6pm but the shift patterns are discussed. All those we support require one to one care which is quite intensive, offering positive and rewarding relationships with a focus on the individual. Some of those we support are non-verbal, so staff will develop skills in alternative communication methods.
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, or 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, sleep ins or 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 Childcare Voucher scheme, 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.