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Thera Support Worker in Dereham / Watton, Norfolk 001662

Dereham

Watton

Up to £8.01

Full/ Part time and Relief

Thera

Closing Date: 23/03/17

Job:                     Support Worker (Supported Living)

Location:           Dereham/ Watton, Norfolk

Hours:                 Full time, Part time & Relief

Salary:                up to £8.01 per hour plus enhancements

To apply – please go to www.thera.co.uk/careers using job reference 001662

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

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.

We are looking for full time, part time and relief Support Workers to join our teams in the Dereham and Watton, Norfolk area.

As part of our supported living team in Thera East Anglia, you’ll be working with people & their circles of support to live safely and independently in their own homes.

You must have a genuine interest in supporting people with learning disability and be able to clearly differentiate between care and support: the emphasis is on enabling people to do things for themselves, not doing things for them.

Your role will be varied and you will be supporting people with all aspects of daily living. This might include supporting them with shopping, preparing meals, looking after their home, socialising, going on holiday as well as being a positive role model in their lives.

This can be very rewarding, however as you would naturally expect there are inevitably some difficult and challenging situations.  You need to be the sort of person that can take things in their stride, remain calm and be confident in dealing with them appropriately. Also due to moving & handling involved you need to be physically fit.

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

We can and do provide comprehensive induction and ongoing training with the opportunity to complete recognised social care qualifications.

Drivers are needed.

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.

Is this the right sort of role for you?  If so, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Chris Thompson on 07500085111

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.

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