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Support Worker - Plymouth

Zoek Pin Devonport, Plymouth, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 14 days ago

£ ph

30 to 40 hours per week (There is the option of working overtime when available)

Various contracted hour shifts available (to suit your lifestyle)

20 days holiday + bank holidays

Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme

Full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards

Dedicated learning & development programmes.

We offer Apprenticeships to those with less experience looking to join the Care Sector

We provide FREE training to achieve qualification in Social Care.

Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics

DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us.

Refer a Friend Reward Scheme - earn up to £250 per referral!

Stakeholder Pension

Share Save Scheme

Free Employee Assistance Programme

Annual Employee Awards Evening

Employee recognition schemes

Carer progression within the company.

CareTech Foundation - Opportunity to apply for family and friend’s grants.

The Role

We are providing individuals with practical and emotional care, enabling them to lead as ordinary life as they can achieve. To help them achieve this you will need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays, weekends and potential sleep ins.

If your best traits are positivity, friendliness and innovation then this job is for you!

Main duties and responsibilities:

To participate in the day to day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment.

To maintain effective communication and liaison with service user, family and others whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality.

To support service user with the preparation of Meals, Laundry duties, cleaning and social events.

To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required.

To work as part of a team to provide high quality care.

The Service

Support worker wanted to provide support and care for three young men with learning disabilities in their own home in Crownhill, Plymouth.

We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing and active people who can work well as part of a team. You will need to be responsible, reliable, organised, flexible and adaptable.

The role will involve participating in a person centred supporting three men to help develop their daily living skills, access the local community and assist in activities inside and outside of their home. Support will also consist of accurate daily record keeping, some light duties of cleaning and cooking and personal care will be involved with some areas of manual handling involved.

The aim is for staff to provide a caring, safe and effective service that is responsive to the needs of these young men.

Personal Characteristics

Diploma in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards one.

Ideally have experience of working in a care setting but this is not essential.

The ability to keep calm under pressure.

The confidence to work alone or as part of a team.

Excellent communication skills

The passion to work with vulnerable adults

The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding.

The Organisation:

The Dove Project - Part of Caretech

CareTech Community Services Ltd is a provider of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for people to live in community settings with learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour, mental health, forensic needs and acquired brain injury within a range of settings including, supported living services, shared housing, residential services and outreach. We encourage people to take control of their lives - this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.

CareTech Community Services are proud to inform you that they are a "Disability Confident Leader".

Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.


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