Title: Support Worker - (Nightingale Close) - Witham, EssexContract Type: Full time & part time
Location: Nightingale Close, Witham Salary: £17,962 per annum
Closing date for completed applications: 4th March 2021
We have an excellent opportunity for Support Workers to join our Mid Essex team, providing personalised care and support for people with learning disabilities in 24 hour residential care homes. Working with individuals to live independently, providing person centred care, working with individuals to achieve their personal goals, promoting independence and choices, engaging individuals in activities and community participation.
The main duties for this post will be to provide support to residents, promoting daily independence and wellbeing, as well as offering personal care and support with daily living tasks. We work within the framework of Person Centred Care. You will be required to follow support plans and risk assessments. You will have a understanding of the needs of people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Dementia. No experience is needed as training will be provided.
As a requirement of the role you will be working occasional nights.
Drivers are also required but not essential.
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We love to develop our people. To us our people are key and we love to see them progress and grow in our company. As such we provide continued support and training as well as a number of in house and external training courses to help you within your role.
What we’d like from you:
• Good communication both written and verbal, including the ability to communicate effectively with people with learning disabilities using a variety of methods to meet the needs of the individual.
• To have a good level of numeracy to assist the service user to manage their finances.
• The ability to work individually or as part of a team.
• To understand and adhere to safeguarding principles.
• To be honest, reliable, punctual, flexible and able to work shifts that include weekends and public holidays
• To participate in staff meetings, training and other learning development opportunities
• Full driving licence preferred (but not essential)
For this post the successful candidate will need to apply for or be in possession of a Enhance Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) to enable them to work within the team. For further information about the Disclosure Barring Service please visit www.homeoffice.gov.uk
In addition to this we offer the following 'core' benefits:
• 21 days Annual leave
• Excellent Pension and life assurance scheme
• Advantage Discount Scheme
• Health and Wellbeing scheme
• Excellent training and development function
COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q. More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.
L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 97,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.
As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.
In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.
Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.