Support Worker - Residential
Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester, England
£18,933.00 to £19,698.00 per year
Unspecified (Full time)
Posting date: 09 November 2021
Salary: £18,933 to £19,698 per year, pro rata
Additional salary information: Plus night, evening, and weekend working enhancements
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 09 December 2021
Location: Northwich, Cheshire
Company: Vivo Care Choices Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: OP/21/171953-N
Various vacancies in both Northwich & Winsford: Both days & nights posts ranging from 10 hours per week to 35 hours per week.
It’s more than a job at Vivo. Vivo Care Choices Ltd is a Council owned company with locations across Cheshire West including Chester, Ellesmere Port, Winsford and Northwich. We provide high quality, person centred care to adults with learning disabilities, autism, dementia and the elderly. But for us it’s more than that.
We change and enhance lives every day through the work we in our day and respite services and in peoples own homes. We do this by maximising their social, emotional, and physical independence to the absolute maximum while promoting independence, choice and control.
Our values are important to all of us, we live and breathe them, they are who we are and how we work together in environments where you and our service users can be inspired to reach your and their potential. If you share our values and commitment, then you’re our kind of person.
Where our vacancy is:
We have a vacancy in our Supported Living service. In this team we support groups of three or four of people with learning disabilities living in their own shared home within the community.
Each home is different and reflects the needs and personalities of its residents. They are all equipped with everything the team of support workers need to enhance their lives.
Some of the people we support have complex needs and need support with eating, personal care (bathing, toileting and continence) and can display challenging behaviours. Working in this environment you will develop great relationships and life skills as well as developing professionally.
A dedicated group of night staff are on duty overnight with colleagues supporting throughout the day working shifts including early, late and some split shifts. You will enjoy working alongside the people we support promoting their independence fully accessing the community and supporting them at clubs, groups and socialising.
The job is about supporting people
- With dignity and care to maximise their independence, putting them at the centre of everything you do
- Dressing, feeding, personal care (bathing, toileting and continence care), with finances and giving medications
- Accessing the community, shopping, clubs, groups, swimming, socialising with family and friends joining in too
- Cleaning, cooking, ironing
- Keep accurate and up-to-date records and contribute to and follow care plans
- Ensure they are safeguarded at all times
- And work flexibly as part of a team on early, late and weekends shifts
We are looking for someone who
- Shares our values
- Has a commitment to people with learning and other disabilities
- Has the ability to learn and develop skills and a commitment to gaining level 2 QCF/NVQ in Social Care (or who already has it)
- Willing to undertake personal care and able to undertake manual handing tasks
- Able to support people in the community . shopping, swimming, clubs and activities
- Reliable, flexible and a team player
And in return
The benefits of working for Vivo go well beyond making a difference to people’s lives, as well as working within a supportive environment with people who share your values you will have access to a huge range of benefits including discounts on:
- High street and supermarket shopping
- Gym membership
- Days out
- Childcare vouchers
- Car lease and cycle to work schemes
We also offer:
- Very competitive pay
- A generous holiday allowance starting at 25 days pro rata (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service to 30 days
- An excellent pension scheme
- A full induction programme and ongoing training and support from your very first day
- QCF level 2 Social Care qualification
- The opportunity to develop your skills and career
- Free DBS checks
- Lifestyle Support - our employee assistance programme, which offers free 24/7 confidential assistance, practical information and emotional support.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people and places a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable the employee to undertake the work.
People with disabilities are defined as individuals who have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. If you consider yourself to be disabled under this definition, please indicate this on your application.
Vivo Care Choices is a Disability Confident employer and will interview all applicants who disclose they have a disability if they meet the essential criteria for the job. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process, please contact recruitment.
Vivo Care Choices Ltd is an Equal Opportunity / Employer and Equal Opportunity Provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability and protected status. Vivo Care Choices Ltd is deeply dedicated to diversity in the workplace.
Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme
About Disability Confident
A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.