Support Worker

Home Group

Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £20,000
Closing Date: 19 October 2021
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Job Description

Support Worker

St Albans, Hertfordshire

Permanent, full and part time roles available (37.5 hpw if full time)

Salary £20,000 to £24,000 per annum pro rata depending on skills and experience

Delivering support with a difference. That’s when it hits home.

We have a rewarding opportunity for you to join our Transforming Care team, supporting our brilliant customers to live a fulfilling life in our supported living service.  You’ll be working as part of a small team, supporting one of our wonderful customers, who are all young men (aged under 25) to live in their own flat within our beautiful house in St Albans.  Our customers have varying levels of learning disabilities with a huge amount of potential to develop their skills to be as enabled and independent as possible.  For two of our customers, their needs are more complex with both learning and physical challenges and will need your support and reassurance to help them make that exciting first step to living independently. 

Our customers have many varied interests including a walk in the park, a trip to a coffee shop, a ride out on the bus, or going to the local gym to enjoy a swim and the steam room. Visiting and spending time with their family is hugely important to them too and they are looking for a team who will share their interests as well as encourage and support them to participate in lots of new activities too!  Their home is on a lovely quiet road with lots of shops, great bus routes and a train station nearby, perfect for the commute or a day out.

Our building is currently being renovated, with each flat being bespoke to the customer moving in and set within a beautiful old building with a big garden (which has lots of space to grow plants or veg if our customers fancy that!).  It will be ready for our customers to move in by mid-2021. 

About our team and the role

You’ll be working alongside Sally our Registered Manager, our Positive Behavioural Support Practitioner, your Team Leader and other Support Workers.  You’ll support our customers with all aspects of their day to day living, working in a person-centred way so that they can enjoy the best quality of life and live as independently as possible.  You’ll provide personal care in a strengths-based way, as well as use creative solutions, and assistive technology where available. 

Working hours

Our customers’ need support 24/7 to meet their needs, so you’ll take your turn working on a rota which will include working days, evenings, weekends, bank holidays and waking nights. As we’re asking you to be flexible for our customer, we’ll also give you the time back that you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!

About you

You'll be passionate and motivated to help our customers with all aspects of their day to day living and will really impress us with your ability to work in a person centred, strengths-based way.  It’s really important that you have previous relevant experience, are willing to provide personal care and have the drive to help our customers reach their full potential.  If you have a Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent that's fantastic, but if not, it's not a problem by us as we’ll pay and support you to achieve it. 

It will be advantageous if you have a full current driving licence and are able to drive to support our customers in the community, as some have their own mobility vehicle.

You’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.    

How we’ll support you

We’ll nurture your talent; help you understand how things work here and you’ll have a fantastic induction with ongoing learning and support! You’ll be trained to support our customer’s mental and physical wellbeing using our support practice model LIFE (Living Independently, Feeling Enabled) and trained in Positive Behavioural Support to deliver brilliant outcomes. 

Want to know more and apply?

Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.

If you’re not reading this advert on our career’s page, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the Positive Behaviour Support Worker Job Description, and find out more about us in our Nicholas House information pack.  We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

During COVID

We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We’re doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.

Be yourself at Home

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, together we make Home Group a great place to work! 


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