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Support Worker - Castleford Area

Job Introduction

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.

Job description

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

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to residents' lives as you improve their daily living skills. 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 be working?

We are providing support for adults with learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

Castleford area – Full and Part Time positions available.

We are establishing a new staff team to operate in the Castleford area. Initially this will be a small team supporting two people within their own homes and local community.   

You will be required to provide person-centred support in all aspects of their lives, including managing their home, some personal care, maintaining contact with other important people in their lives, and accessing their local community facilities such as shops, banks, and health care services. You will be supporting people with cognitive and sensory impairments. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

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

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.

 

Shift Patterns

This is a 24 hour service and will require the flexibility to work a shift pattern that includes evenings, weekends, and bank holidays in turn as part of a team.  As a person-centred provision, we will look to develop shift patterns around the support needs of the people being supported, and therefore it’s unlikely that there will be a ‘standard’ shift time, and it’s likely that the pattern of work will evolve as people’s lives evolve.

Please note that the shifts may vary.

Role Responsibility

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 individual’s life skills and personal interests
  • helping individual’s to stay safe and healthy
  • assisting with personal care needs
  • manual handling if required
  • 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?

It 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
  • transferable experience of helping people to manage anxiety

It is desirable that you have;

  • knowledge and experience of learning disabilities and complex needs
  • a full driving license and access to a vehicle with business class insurance cover.

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.

 

What benefits will I receive?

Of course, we know it's not about the money. But that doesn't mean we don't reward our people for their invaluable work.

We understand 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 opportunities to learn and develop, so we can invest in your future – we have a silver accreditation from Investors in People
  • Access to Blue Light Card discounts as well as exclusive discounts to Turning Point employees, on mobile phones, gym memberships, shopping and much more
  • Flexible working solutions so we can support your work-life balance
  • 28 days’ paid holiday a year, increasing with each year of service up to 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays and spread the cost
  • Access to free financial education, counselling, occupational health, and advice services – some of which your family can use too – to support your total wellbeing
  • A mileage claim scheme
  • Free life cover of up to 3x annual salary and a competitive Pension scheme to support your savings and security
  • Recognition awards to recognise colleagues’ inspirational work and dedication
  • Flexible benefit options including Cycle to Work schemes and interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • *any local benefits to team or area added in by manager e.g. team meals, free parking


RAF scheme statement such as “Are you already an employee at Turning Point and can think of someone perfect for this role? Successfully recommend a friend as a new colleague and get a £200 bonus!”

 

As part of the fight against COVID-19 here are some of the measures we have in place to keep our team members and the people we support safe:

  • Enhanced Infection/Prevention Control Measures, including the use of PPE, social distancing and regular testing
  • Following all government guidance applicable to our services as a minimum and ensuring our teams are trained effectively
  • Strongly encouraging colleagues to receive a vaccination to keep themselves and those around them safe, enabling access through time off & covering transport costs
  • Regular updates, FAQs, myth busting from Turning Point’s clinical team as well as wellbeing seminars which provide support on a variety of topics

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