Support Worker - Salisbury
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.
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.
We offer a weekend bonus scheme - if you work an extra weekend day on top of the every other weekend as required for FT you will receive £100 for the shift, instead of the day rate of around £46.55, so effectively you will earn an extra £50 each time. £3,000 in additional payments based one 1 sleep in per week.
Where will I be working?
You will be working at our residential service where we support 8 individuals with Learning Disabilities. Our care services are about people's whole lives and therefore we make them human and personal. The culture is crucial and staff are its heart and model its values. Our homes manage risk, regulation and paperwork in an adult way and focus on relationships and people.
Our homes are a community of people with strong social networks. The homes are lived in with the individuals having control over their own space.
The homes are engaged with the community, and have good relationships with the local health community - GPs, hospital, nurses, consultants. Our homes find solutions with the person at the centre and work in partnership with key individuals.
Relatives are confident in the values of our care homes they are able to challenge when needed and to thank.
Families understand that staff are people too and have their own relationships with the people they support.
Our homes are part of a "whole" system with commissioners and regulators trusting and engaging in a supportive and appreciative way.
This is a 24 hour service, therefore flexibility is essential. You will be working a range of shifts from 7:00/8:00 am to 2:00/3:00pm and 2:00/3:00 pm to 9:00/10:00pm, sleep ins or waking nights, some weekends.
Please note that working hours may vary from service to service.
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
- Manual handling
- 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 are we looking for?
People who have a genuine concern for others and want to listen and empower vulnerable people, empathy is vital. We are looking for staff who are conscientious and dependable, people willing to carry out tasks to the best of their ability. We are looking for individuals who are organised and able to respond to the unexpected, people who are calm but responsive whatever the situation.
A staff member must be determined to make a positive difference to someone's life. We are looking for someone who has a good sense of humour, excellent communication skills, a responsible and flexible attitude, a commitment to the job, and the ability to think quickly and problem solve.
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 with a benefits package that includes:
- Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
- 28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
- Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
- Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
- Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
- Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym