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Support Worker (Epsom)

Posted: 26 Jun 2020 Closes: 26 Jul 2020
Swail House - Epsom £17,000 - £18,020 FTE (£9.05 - £9.60 per hour) (Inc. London weighting)
Permanent & Full-time -152527942

"All independent life. I am very grateful for all their support." Cameron - resident

Could you be our next Support Worker helping people with sight loss and complex needs to live more independently, like Cameron?

In Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead we're looking for caring individuals who want to make a real difference, whilst enjoying a work life that offers variety each day. We have got a range of opportunities with fixed hours to suit you.

You'll play a key role in enabling our residents to live as independently as possible and engage in activities that are so often taken for granted.

It really is a career like no other! No working day is the same but you could be helping residents to:

* develop their everyday living skills, like cooking meals, cleaning, shopping and travelling

* learn money skills

* use gadgets such as talking microwaves, liquid level indicators, and banknote detectors

* take part in social, leisure, learning, and work based opportunities.

You don't need qualifications to join us as we will help you achieve these. You just need to:

* want to make a difference

* be fun to be with

* have patience and be calm under pressure as well as sociable, caring and supportive

* work as part of a team to provide excellent person-centred support to our residents and their families

* have good problem solving and communications skills

* prioritise your workload effectively

* work varied shifts on a rota basis (including the occasional sleep in) for at least 18 hours a week.

Experience of working in a social care or residential environment is desirable but not essential.

We'll provide you with full training. After a thorough induction, you'll shadow an experienced Support Worker, enjoy ongoing training and gain a recognised Care Certificate and optional Health & Social Care Diploma.

For candidate's who wish to progress we offer excellent management progression paths to help you excel in a career where you truly can make a difference.

Above all, if you are passionate about making a positive difference to those affected with sight loss, we'd love to hear from you.

the help I receive from RNIB helps me to lead a happier and more

In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:

* 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service.

* Excellent pension scheme

* Cycle to work benefits

* Full induction + ongoing support, training and development

* 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to counselling

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please review the documents linked below, then select "Apply Online" at the bottom of this page and complete our application form, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page of the application form.

Job Description

Benefits Package

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check and relevant barred lists check.

We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV's, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.


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