Support Worker – Nene and Corby
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 two 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.
At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England. We believe that by inspiring people to achieve their own goals, live the life they want, with who they want to live with and within their chosen community, we can make a real difference to those we support. 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 work?
You will be supporting a lady in her own home, with day to day activities and supporting her to regain her independence and life skills. She is physically able and enjoy accessing the community both with support and independently. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.
These services operate 24 hours 7 days a week, which will be based around a rota. You will need to be flexible to working evening, weekends, sleep ins and waking nights. The shifts are usually 7.5 hours long.
Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.
Average potential earnings are £23,949 based on 37 hours.
*Potential average earnings are a culmination of colleagues working additional shifts and where applicable sleep ins**
** sleep ins are not required in all services
***not all colleagues will work overtime and therefore potential earnings will differ
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
Developing residents' life skills and personal interests
Helping residents stay safe and healthy
Assisting with personal care needs
Supporting people with medication
Ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements
The Ideal Candidate
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 where needed
What Benefits Will I Receive?
We know reward looks different to each person and so whether its ways to make your money go further, a culture supporting recognition and celebration, or opportunities to boost your career – we want to support you in every way we can with our total reward package that includes:
Comprehensive learning and development opportunities so we can invest in your future – we’re proud to have a silver accreditation from Investors in People. Choose from our range of courses to gain recognised qualifications
28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to buy or sell additional holidays and spread the cost
An exclusive discounts hub for TP colleagues, to help make your money go further – including high street shopping, pubs and restaurants, mobile phones, gym memberships, and much more. You’ll also have access to the Blue Light Card, for even more discounts and savings!
Flexible working solutions to support your work-life balance
Life Assurance of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension Scheme to support your savings and security
Access to our Rightsteps Therapy service – free, confidential telephone based counselling sessions, access to an online wellbeing platform, and a Financial Education hub to support your total wellbeing
A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including a Digital GP, legal advice and more – all free to you and your immediate family
Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication, as well as Long Service bonuses to celebrate your commitment to us
Flexible benefit options including a Cycle to Work scheme and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
A £300 bonus if you successfully refer a friend as a new colleague through our Refer a Friend scheme, as a thanks from us!