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Senior Support Worker (Learning Disabilities) North Walsham

North Walsham

£8.50 Per Hour

Full Time

Jeesal

Closing Date: 28/02/18

We are now looking for a Senior Support Worker to join our team of dedicated professionals at our Residential Home in Bacton, North Walsham.  The home provides residential care for individuals who have complex behaviours resulting from the issues around their learning disability and/or autism.

Are you an experienced Support Worker looking to take the next step in your career?

Maybe you are already in a similar role seeking a change of environment?

This is an opportunity to be part of a team that values respect, dignity and empathy and make a real contribution to the quality of our service users lives.

£8.50 ph, Full time, Permanent. (40 hrs pw).

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • To assist and support the Management Team in managing and supporting in the day to day routines of the Home
  • Encourage and Support the Tenants to participate in a wide range of activities, ensuring they are as independent as possible with the correct and appropriate support
  • As part of the Support Worker care team, to act as a key worker for specific tenants, assuming responsibilities as directed
  • Lead a team of Support Workers; to ensure all tasks and activities are completed with appropriate guidance
  • Support new staff members that come into the home and support with induction and Care Certificate
  • Support the Management Team with duties designated to them and to complete them in a timely manner as is required
  • To represent the Service in a professional manner at all times
  • Respond to Tenants, relatives and visitors in a welcoming and positive manner
  • To be responsible for the Administration of Medication as required to the Tenants using the processes in place

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Needs to have experience of working in a caring role as identified in a similar environment
  • Preferred to have NVQ3 or Diploma or be working towards equivalent qualification to complete within agreed timescale
  • Have a positive attitude and commitment to Tenants, their development and the Service as a whole.
  • Must be able to work independently and follow instructions, be flexible and adaptable
  • Have leadership and teamwork skills and have positive people management skills; be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be willing to attend all training opportunities to ensure the best possible support for the Tenants is available and for personal and professional development.
  • Able to make decisions and be able to act effectively and appropriately to emergencies and difficult situations
  • Be positive in their approach to their role and in their support of others
  • Lead by example; to be diplomatic, tactful and professional at all times
  • Be flexible in their times of working to meet the needs of both the Service and the Tenants and to have good time management
  • A Positive role model for both the Tenants and colleagues

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

Heathers is half a mile from the seaside village of Bacton on the North Norfolk coast. The village has several shops, public houses and restaurants as well as the beautiful beach. The town of North Walsham is within 10 minutes drive with its wide range of sporting, leisure and recreational facilities. Jeesal Group also provides company vehicles for use as and when desired.

Jeesal has been supporting people with complex needs for over 30 years and has received a number of accolades during this time. More recently we have been honoured to be named ‘Independent Secure Healthcare Provider 2015/16’, by Apex, and ‘Large Training Provider of the Year 2015/16’ by the YMCA.

We have achieved validation from Norfolk and Suffolk Care Services for our training department which is striving to make academy status.

We offer an attractive salary together with an excellent training programme and a commitment to ongoing personal development. At the commencement of their employment, the successful candidate will attend a comprehensive two week induction training programme at our accredited training centre in Norwich.

£8.50 ph, Full time, Permanent. (40 hrs pw).

For an informal discussion, please contact: Annie Talbot, Support Services Manager on 01692 650575

Apply Now for immediate consideration.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to developing our staff.
We positively encourage applications regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and age.
All Appointments are subject to an acceptable enhanced Disclosure and Barring disclosure.
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