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Female Support worker

Posted: 29 Apr 2021 Closes: 31 May 2021
Aldershot £17,452 - £17,745 per annum + benefits
Permanent & Full-time SAB_1198

Support Worker

Salary: £8.95 -£9.10 per hour (£17,452 -£17,745 per annum)

Location: Fairways, Aldershot

Hours: This Role is Shift Work (early 7am-3pm, late 2pm-10pm, sleep ins 10pm-7am. Up to 37.5 hours per week.

*Full UK driving license is preferred but not essential.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to make a real difference to people's lives?

Are you resilient, Committed, and passionate?

Fairways is a residential home in Aldershot where we support 6 individuals with various disabilities including visual impairment, autism, mental health, learning disabilities and Parkinson's disease, our aim is to enable the individuals to make choices and express their individuality and to be part of the wider community. No two days are the same and we strive to support the individuals to overcome barriers to which are important to them. To achieve many different life skills within their abilities. So they can live a good quality meaningful life.

A big part of your role as a support worker will be supporting people to do activities they like and to take part in new activities these may include:

Trampolining, swimming, walks, theatre trips, cinema, bowling, cycling, shopping, art & crafts, music, theme parks, going to the zoo or safari park and going on holiday.

Here's what a new member of staff at Fairways said:

"I joined a team that on a daily basis transforms the lives of the people we support. To see them smiling and singing and the obvious wellbeing of the individuals is a clear testimony that they feel appreciated and valued, I am glad to be part of the Fairways team"

As a support worker you will:
  • Provide emotional support to individuals and their families.
  • Provide support for individuals, such as helping with household tasks, personal care and paperwork.
  • Assisting with activities and accessing the local community
  • Support and monitor their healthcare needs, including administering medication and temperature checks.
In this role you will experience behaviours that others may find challenging. With the knowledge and support of the existing team, as well as the appropriate training, you will learn how best to respond to these situations confidently.

We recruit based on values so whilst previous experience is always welcome, it's certainly not essential. Full training and support is provided to enable you to succeed in your role and complete the necessary relevant qualifications.

Apply: Please click apply and your CV will be sent directly to the recruitment team.

'Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of schedule 9 of the equality act 2010'.

Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check (paid for by SeeAbility).

Our Benefits

  • Discounts platform 'The Hive' for permanent staff, including gift cards, discount codes and other benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service, Employee of the Month and Annual Staff Awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for help with financial, physical and mental wellbeing
  • Paid enhanced DBS
  • E-learning/Classroom training/Diplomas
  • Regular one to one supervision
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme - £600
  • 28 days annual leave increasing with length of service
  • Flexible working
  • Life assurance
  • As a 'key worker' you will benefit from government incentive schemes
We welcome applications from Support Workers / Care Assistants / Health Care Assistants / Care Workers

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