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Support Worker

Posted: 9 Jan 2021 Closes: 8 Feb 2021
Weoley Castle, GB £8.82 per hour.
Permanent & Full-time -297345914

Support Worker

Salary: £8.82 per hour.

Location: Birmingham - Weoley Castle

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Friday 29 January 2021

Job Reference: LHGHI568452

Join our team at Roundlea Road

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.

Roundlea Road is a care and support facility provided in a shared house for four people.who require individualised care and support packages. This opportunity is based on a Monday-Sunday rota with some sleep-in duties required for 30 hours per week.

Starting at Roundlea Road

When you join us at Roundlea Road you will be an integral part of our small and friendly team, will be provided with personal protective equipment and given all training to ensure you are successful in your role.

Roundlea Road has a friendly customer base so you will have a great opportunity to get know and build strong working relationships with them whilst delivering person centred care. On an average day you could be helping these individuals with domiciliary care, administering of medication and improving their lives by helping them to live independently.

You'll be a good communicator and able to provide emotional support to our customers through uncertainty; ensuring they feel comfortable and secure through offering support, advice and guidance.

If you're new to care, we'll introduce and equip you with both the academic knowledge and practical experience to build your career in our sector. You will have the opportunity to explore studying care certificates and take advantage of on the job learning. As a disability confident and inclusive employer, we'll always be delighted to hear from you.

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess a passion or developing interest for working in the care sector and will appreciate the importance of providing tailored care for individual customers.

You'll be happy to provide personal care to male and female customers and ideally have studied or be studying towards your level 2 care certificate. Confident, reliable and motivated by seeing people improve are the supportive qualities you will need.

Our Offer

Our offer to you 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 (4000 characters!) to tell us about your experience in care. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.

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 29th January
Interview date - Remote interviews will be held via Skype/ MS Teams or WhatsApp Video.

Longhurst Group

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