Support Worker

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South East
£8.30 to £8.30 per hour
Salary Description:
Up to UKP 8.30 per hour
Achieve Together
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Fancy job where you can be a superhero without having to wear a cape?
Ever thought of becoming a support worker?
We are looking for support workers to join the dedicated and hard working teams at our residential and supported living services.  We provide support to wonderful individuals with learning disabilities and conditions such as Autism, Aspergers, Down's Syndrome, Epilepsy etc. 
Fengates is a specialist residential service for female adults with learning disabilities and complex needs including mental health needs. They are supported to develop individualised person centred plans that promote increased choice, control over their lives and independence.Our experienced team works in partnership with families, carers, advocates and public service professionals to ensure that the support provided is pro-active and appropriate. Fengates Road is a short walk from Redhill town centre where local community facilities such as shops, pubs, restaurants, libraries, colleges and supported employment opportunities can be accessed. The mainline station and local bus services are nearby which provide good links to Croydon, central London and the coast
You don’t need to have experience in health and social care, but you do need to be passionate about what you do and show compassion and kindness towards the people we support. For this service we are only looking for female support worker to align with the needs of the people we support.
Being a support worker is not just about personal care.  In fact, it’s only a small part of it. For example, T needs support making her cup of tea in the morning, while B has a new found love of gardening so will need support in bringing his ideas to life in the garden. How about supporting F to organise her holiday or empowering C to join the social evening in the local pub?
Does this sound like something you could do?
Your duties will include:

Supporting individuals to plan and engage in activities in line with their individualised activity planner, which could include holidays, social events, religious and sporting activities, education and employment.
Maintain the general health, wellbeing and emotional needs of the people we support.
Encouraging individuals to access a range of opportunities and experiences.
Supporting individuals to keep in contact with family and friends, and to participate in social and community activities.

And, of course, you need to ensure that the dignity and choice of the people we support is preserved at all times.
We are not an agency - you will be working for Achieve together as part of our amazing team, and will benefit from our in-house learning and development opportunites right throughout your career.  You'll work at one service, not driving from client to client, so you'll form a close bond with the people you support and your colleagues (and be paid for your entire day's work).
If this sounds like you - apply now! 
Why work for Achieve together?
In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes:

a pension scheme
paid annual leave
reward/recognition schemes
a generous staff discount and benefits scheme
excellent opportunities for career progression
many services have a 10p per hour salary increment after 1 and 2 years in role

Once you choose to apply you will be asked to create an account with us. This will only take a moment and  will allow us to contact you regarding the vacancy and enable you to track the progress of your application.  We are not an agency and won't share your details with any other companies.

Contact Details:
Achieve Together
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Karen Griffith

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