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Respite Service Support Worker Vacancy

Repps with Bastwick

Between £8.30-10.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Independence Matters

Closing Date: 13/12/21

Part-Time Support Worker Vacancy

At our Pine Lodge Respite Service in Repps with Bastwick

Hourly rate:        £9.69

Contract type:   Part-time role – 15 hours per week

Are you passionate about supporting people to live the life they choose and working in care?

We have an opportunity for a support worker to join our fantastic respite care team, providing support to people with a learning disability who are enjoying a break from home.

Supporting customers to develop independent living skills, socialise and make new friends, experience a range of activities – and have a great time, you will join our dedicated respite team working on a rota that may include early and late shifts throughout the week and weekend, and there may be a requirement to do waking nights or sleep ins

This is a Care Quality Commission registered service. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

It is a mandatory requirement to provide evidence of Covid Vaccination or exemption for this role.

This role is subject to an enhanced with barred lists DBS check and suitable references.


What does a Support Worker do?

You will be asked to provide an outstanding level of support to our customers, work flexibly and be proactive in ensuring their independence, choices and dignity are at the centre of everything you do.

Some of the support may include:

  • Working with customers and family carers to make sure we fully understand what it takes to deliver the life customers choose for themselves.
  • Community and social inclusion – supporting our customers to access and participate in their local community and social events to promote life skills and individuality.
  • Personal care – assisting with personal hygiene and using the bathroom.
  • Supporting our customers with positive behavioural support.
  • Excellent communication skills/relationship building – supporting our customers to retain and develop independent living skills and promote positive relationships.
  • Empathic listening, enables and empowers our customers and colleagues.
  • Actively encouraging and empowering independence in choice.


Benefits and Recognition

In return for your hard work and passion you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our valued colleagues:

  • 20 days annual leave plus recognised public holidays. Annual leave entitlement rises to 22 days after two years’ service and 25 days after five years’ service. This is pro rata for part time employees.
  • Option to buy additional annual leave.
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training and development. (Industry recognised qualifications)
  • 24/7 access to a confidential and independent counselling and information service.
  • Award and recognition scheme.
  • Colleagues Advisory Board which acts as link between colleagues and the Independence Matters Board.
  • Occupational Health and Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation Service.
  • Access to great discounts through Blue Light Card scheme.
  • Occupational sick pay after one years’ service.


About Independence Matters

Our vision is to be the social care provider of choice. We recruit on values and train on skills, prioritising the success of our colleagues in everything we do.

For more information about us and the services we offer visit our website at www.independencematters.org.uk


How to apply

 To apply for this vacancy, send a CV and covering letter to imrecruitment@independencematters.org.uk

Please include the name of the role and location you applying to.

To find out more about the role, contact Hannah Clark by clicking ‘Call Now’

View a job description for this role here

Closing Date  13 December 2021

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