Support Worker - Bodmin
Bodmin, Cornwall, England
Permanent (Full time)
Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. You’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both, at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
Do you want to be part of a new, dynamic team who will be supporting 10 people with a learning disability, autism or both, to take the next step in their lives?
You'll be supporting people to gradually move into their own homes. We are building a team to work across two settings. The first is to support a young woman with autism and a learning disability to move into her new home. She is a people person, with a great sense of humour, is great fun, with a mischievous grin. Enjoys crafts, swimming, pamper, music, with a great knowledge of pop.
The second is to support six people with a learning disability; each with their own unique abilities, interests and needs, to move into their own apartments.
You’ll provide outstanding support to each individual and be flexible in your approach to meet their changing and diverse needs, and to enjoy a wide range of activities, whilst supporting them to achieve their goals, dreams and aspirations. You’ll have energy to contribute to a stimulating and varied environment. Support with personal care and medication will be part of your role.
You will need to be person-centred, having confidence in your support of people with autism and who at times may communicate through their behaviour. You will need to be resilient, with a calm, proactive approach to build a positive relationship. Maintaining the relationships that are important to people is very important too.
Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.
If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression. View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video:
You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. You can work a range of shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full, manual driving licence is essential for some roles.
All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support. All Support Workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
View the detailed Job Profile.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.
This role requires the post holder to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless they are exempt.