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Bank Support Worker at The Hamlet

Norwich

Full/Part-time and Bank

The Hamlet Centre

Closing Date: 31/07/19

We have vacancies for Support Workers at our Adult Services. “The Hamlet is an amazing place. Everyone works together and is like one big family.” Support worker Stacey.

We are looking for people who are interested in joining our team of support workers within the Out of Hours service. The role is working on our Saturday Club for adults with disabilities. This offers a great opportunity for students, those wanting days to fit around their family or individuals wanting to gain more experience, as well as those with experience. We are looking for committed, friendly, patient individuals, with good communication skills, who are able to build positive relationships with our members.
Do you have experience of caring for people in either a professional or personal situation? Are you prepared  to use the skills you have and demonstrate an enthusiasm, energy and get involved in activities? Are you  physically fit, an excellent team player with a  flexible  approach to your work? Do you understanding  the importance for all Members to be treated as adults? That Members are  given choice and the opportunity to be involved, to have fun and socialise and how staff can support this. Do you have the ability to communicate with a wide range of people of differing abilities. Do you have an understanding of the experiences of disabled people and their families, and an appreciation of the barriers to inclusion that they may face?
In return we offer a quality training package, annual leave and a  varied fun day.
Hours: Casual hours – Saturdays (9.30am – 4pm including a 30 minute unpaid lunch break)
Salary: £7.00, £8.00, £8.50 per hour (depending on age)
Please note, you must be over 18 years old (or over 17 years old for bank support worker applications) to apply to work with us. 

The purpose of this role are:

  • To support adults with disabilities and complex health needs to take full part in our Saturday Club.
  • To support members on a 1:1 or in a group to access a range of activities.
  • To support members to develop friendships.
  • To support members with personal care, eating, drinking, communication,  behaviour and health plans.
The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and ensuring that all aspects of recruitment reflect this. Short listed candidates will be invited to an initial interview and if successful at this stage will be invited to a second formal interview.
Safeguarding:
All Support Workers are required to hold a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and have supplied satisfactory references before starting work. Any conviction or adverse report relating to care, children, vulnerable adults or dishonesty would make a candidate unsuitable for this role.
Bank Support Worker (Adult Services)

 

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