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Senior Support Worker

Job Introduction

Would you like to be part of a large and highly specialised service which is committed to supporting people in the community?

Would you like to be well trained, well supported, well paid and know that you are making a positive difference every time you go to work?

Are you currently a Support Worker looking to move up into management or a manager looking to expand your experience?

If you have answered a big YES to these questions we would LOVE to hear from you.

At Turning Point, we support people with Physical and Learning Disabilities across England.

Where will I be working?

We are recruiting for a Senior Support Worker to join our brand new supported living service based in Sandwich. You will be supporting a number of adults who have a diagnosis in Autism, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities to live in the community You will receive all the necessary training prior to supporting the people and this will take place locally.

As a Senior Support Worker you will make a real difference to people’s lives. Passionate about people? You will enjoy the scope of this role in line management duties alongside supporting people whilst enhancing your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Role Responsibility

Our service St Barts needs people who are team players and can inspire others. The role of the Senior Support Worker is to work with the management team in providing first line support for the Support Workers in their day to day activities, ensuring we are working in compliance with policies and procedures and that new staff are inducted to their roles. You will be responsible for rota management, staff supervision, the coaching of staff members and embedding quality support for the people we support.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to have previous Support Work/Health Care experience and be able to drive to be considered for this role.

You will also be:

  • 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

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

We use a digital social care record system, to support daily recording, which will make your day-to-day tasks easier and allows you to spend more time with the People We Support.

Training and Development

We offer training to all those who want to develop their skills and competencies not just in the care sector but in other areas too.

  • Level 2 and 3 Lead Adult Care Worker
  • Level 3 Operational Team Leader  
  • Level 5 Management and Leadership take away

Please note training will be offered after your probation period ends which is 6 months. Once you begin your training with us you will have your own coach who will support you through your programme.

What Benefits Will I Receive?

We know reward looks different to each person and so whether it's 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, with a blended approach of self-lead learning, experiential learning or more formal learning opportunities
  • 29 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 31 days. Plus the option to buy 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!

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