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Support Worker

Carlisle, Cumbria
£10.00 Per Hour
Job Type
3 Sep 2022
Job overview Looking for a rewarding and fulfilling vocation, why not join our Northern Health Care. You are the heart of our services where every day will be different and you will make it special by supporting persons with learning disabilities, mental health illnesses and autism to improve their lives and live independently. We provide mental health recovery services across many regions within the UK. Our services consist of support living and community outreach services which provide our residents and service users with access to 24 hr support from experienced clinical and support staff. Main duties of the job We are currently recruiting mental health support workers who are committed, positive, compassionate, understanding, and dedicated to always putting people first. You will be the heart of supporting persons with learning disabilities or mental health illnesses to improve their lives and live independently. You will help to enable them to develop positive relationships and to be valued as equal members of their local community as part of their rehabilitation. It s hard work and can sometimes be challenging but the rewards are truly amazing! As part of this role, you will work closely with a variety of colleagues and support staff to prioritise outcome-focused support for our residents. Working for our organisation Your key attributes -Must have the right to work in the UK. -Our values are positive, respectful, open and honest, understanding and dedicated. -Supportive and empathetic. Where you ll be working Your location will be Northern Healthcare, Carlisle, CA1 3QD. Working Hours The role is a full-time position working 38.5 hours per week. This role requires a level of flexibility as you will be working on a 7-day rotational shift pattern of 8 am-8 pm during the day and 8 pm-8 am waking nights, including weekends. In return, you ll receive -Salary: £10.00 per hour -Company pension scheme and contribution -Flexible working week -Induction and buddy programme -Career development and on the job learning opportunities -Healthcare cover including dental, optical, prescriptions and physiotherapy -25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays -Access to discounted products and services -Enhanced disclosure barring scheme (DBS) check cost covered -Option to train towards NVQ in Health and Social Care -Free car parking -Employee Assistant Programme -Ongoing employee recognition scheme and employee awards -Refer to a friend scheme in which you can earn up to £250 Detailed job description and main responsibilities Responsibilities -Ensure that our service users are at the heart of everything we do. -Support and guide service users with day-to-day activities enabling them to be able to live a full and as independent life as possible. This may include help to manage budgeting, domestic tasks, or meal preparation -Support and guide service users with grocery shopping and attending routine appointments. -Support service users whilst taking prescribed medication. -Support service users to be as active as they would like to be as part of their local community, whilst encouraging them to try out new things. These could include days out, family visits or arranging to go to college or use their local leisure facilities. -Regularly review support plans whilst ensuring that they are committed to working toward their needs and aspirations. -Working positively and collaboratively with other colleagues within the team -Work within and implement our policy and procedure, including confidentiality and safeguarding. -Escalate as appropriate any concerns or issues promptly. -To maintain and keep accurate records whilst reporting in a factual and person centred approach. -Ideally, you will have some experience as a support worker Key requirements -You must be eligible to work in the UK. -You will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, before starting with us. -We require a minimum of two references provided that must cover the last 3 years. If you have worked with vulnerable adults in the past we will be required to request references for each of these employers too. Person specification Qualificatikons, skills and attributes Essential criteria -The ability to be a good team playerAll essential criteria -Meeting our key attributes -Experience in mental health or learning disability settings and/ or challenging behaviours -Evidence of working within a customer centred environment Desirable criteria -Gained your level 2 or 3 in Health and Social care or have training in relevant practical skillsMeet any desirable criteria -Knowledge of Excel/ Windows Office software applications including: SharePoint, Excel, Word. Computer literate
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  • Job Reference: 703043685-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Northern Healthcare
    Northern Healthcare
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Salary: £10.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent