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Norwich And Alpington – Support Worker



Up to £8.01 Per Hour

Full Time


Closing Date: 28/02/17

Have you ever thought about supporting people with a learning disability to be empowered and in control of their own lives?

We have a new Respite Center and we are looking for full time, part time & relief Support Workers to join our teams in the Norwich and Alpington area to join our team in the new year.

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 is a hugely rewarding role that offers plenty of variety, and as part of Respite Team you will be supporting individuals on a short stay in our new respite center in Norwich and Alpington.

Your role will be varied and you will be supporting people with all aspects of daily living. People come to stay with us, whether it’s for a few hours or for a week, we support them with any aspect of their care required, as well as to take part in many activities such as day trips, gardening, crafts, baking and more.

You will need to be experienced in care and be able to think on your feet, be compassionate and like to be around people-we will give you the training you need to be part of the team. There are great opportunities for career development if you’re ambitious and want to progress.

You must have a genuine interest in supporting people with a learning disability to live an ordinary life. Our focus is on enabling people to work, learn, live and manage their own lives in the way they want.

This is a rewarding role, however you need to be the sort of person who can take things in your stride, remain calm and be confident in dealing with sometimes difficult situations.

Experience is welcome but there is no substitute for the right attitude, a supportive nature and a sense of humour.

Our Learning Together Academy will make sure you have the tools and resources you need to do your job really well. We encourage your ongoing learning and development and you will have the opportunity to complete recognised social care qualifications.

Due to the nature of this role you would need a valid driving licence.

For informal chat  or more information please contact Chris Thompson on 07500085111. or go to our website, click here.

You will need to be flexible and be able to work various shift patterns including early and late shifts and sleep-ins for which additional payments will be made.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be paid for by Thera.

Thera are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

Job Type: Permanent