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Support Worker

Posted: 4 Nov 2020 Closes: 23 May 2021
Birmingham (Cotteridge and Kings Heath) Up to £18,131.96 per annum
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/563032

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.

Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.

Our Cotteridge and Kings Health supported living schemes are now looking for a full-time support worker to join their team. This is offered on a 37.5hr week basis. You may be brand new to a career in care or an experienced, skilled and empathetic individual. Either way we'd love to hear from you.

The role

Cotterridge and Kings Heath are two established supported living schemes. Both have strong transport links and shop facilities close by. When you join us, you will work within a friendly and longstanding team. We will ensure that you receive full training to ensure you are successful in your role and provide you with the personal protective equipment so you can perform your role safely.

Working in our team you'll be integral to helping our customers to live independently. You’ll be a real people person who likes to build strong working relationships with those you support. We’re looking for a fun-loving support worker who can help our customers with personal care, life skill and tasks such as shopping as well as supporting them through challenging times too.

As a supportive individual you will be motivated by seeing those you support develop as you work with them and you will take pride in helping them to integrate into their communities.

Displaying a can-do attitude is important to you and you will able to support your customers across a 7day rota with some sleep-ins required too. You will also be comfortable with some lone working.

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for working in the care sector and will appreciate the importance of providing care for individuals with learning difficulties. As an individual you regularly go that extra mile whilst working as part of our team. You are confident, reliable, comfortable working with males and females and ideally hold your NVQ level 2 in care.

Experience of working with individuals who have learning difficulties would be advantageous however this is not essential as you will have access to internal training to develop you.

You will be able to demonstrate that you can keep accurate records, work with personal care plans and your application will demonstrate an awareness of your care work to date and safeguarding knowledge.

We value you…

Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.

Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.

A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.

If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…

How to apply

For more information about the role please read the attached job description and the person specification.

If you are interested in applying please click on the apply button at the top of this page, where you will be taken through our application process. You will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.

We really want to hear how you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please use the two supporting statements to really show us your talents. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.

If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Vetting Requirements

The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. A DBS will be required to work with our customers along with Right to Work checks before you start. We know you want to join us as soon as possible and we will process these as checks as quickly as we can so we can welcome you to our team).

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.

Applications close on 23rd May
Interview date - TBC. Remote interviews will be held via Skype/ MS Teams or WhatsApp Video.

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