Posted on Aug 2, 2020 by Crooton
Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?
We are looking for full time, part-time & relief Support Workers to join our team in the Littleport area of Cambridgeshire, where we support 4 wonderful people who receive 24/7 support across two locations.
£18,252 Full time salary -£9.01 per hour ( Plus enhancement for sleep-ins - £37.35 per night) and excellent benefits
Their homes are very well-equipped bungalows which both have a lovely homely feel to them.
You will need to be flexible and able to work various shift patterns including early and late shifts, long days as well as sleep-ins for which additional payments will be made.**
Driver Essential. Able to work over a 24/7 shift pattern.
Being a support worker at Thera is all about improving people's quality of life and helping them to be totally in the driving seat when it comes to planning and living their lives to the full.
This role will be varied and not only will you become a positive role model in their lives, but you will also be supporting them with many aspects of daily living such as shopping, preparing meals, housework, and support with aspects of personal care along with numerous community-based activities and outings. They all lead very busy lives!
The current staff team is extremely dedicated to the people they support and between them, have years of experience. You will be able to draw on this experience and expertise if you are successful. You will also have the full support of our very 'hands-on managers' who don't just sit in an office all day! All our managers are a real presence in support locations which is invaluable in creating a caring, nurturing environment for our staff teams.
You must have a genuine interest in supporting people with learning disabilities and be able to clearly differentiate between care and support: the emphasis is on enabling people to do things for themselves, not doing things for them.
Experience is welcome but there is no substitute for the right attitude, caring nature, and a sense of humour.
We can and do provide a comprehensive induction and ongoing learning with the opportunity to complete recognised social care qualifications.
What are the Benefits?
- 20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
- Employee support line to support you and your family
- Continuous on the job training is provided
- Contributory Pension Plan
- Occupational Maternity Pay
- NVQ Funding
- DBS paid
- Career progression
We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Health Cash Plan
- Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
Is this the right sort of role for you? If so, we would love to hear from you.
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