WORKER – ACCOMMODATION BASED
Location : Bedford
Hours : Full Time
Salary : £8.75 per hour – depending on experience
ABOUT THE ROLE
Are you caring, reliable and hard working? Do you have experience of working with vulnerable adults or have an interest of doing so? Are you willing to complete a care qualification and care training? Do you pride yourself on your ability to help and support others work towards gaining independence?
If the answer is yes then we have just the position for you!
We are looking for support workers to work within a small team in a residential home for adults with mental health conditions or our supported accommodation project based in Bedford Town centre. You will need patience, empathy, a sense of humour and a willingness to learn. Your duties will include:
- Administration of medication/medication management
- Prompting with self-care
- Social inclusion
- Supporting at appointments
- Enhancing living skills- cleaning, laundry, setting goals
- Providing an evening meal from a menu chosen by service users
- Care planning/risk assessing
We are also looking for Support Workers for our Supported accommodation Projects in Bedford. Here the successful candidate will work alongside and support the residents to increase their level of independence and enhance their life skills. There is no personal care in our Supported Accommodation houses.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds ranging from education leavers to those that are looking for a career change. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience as we provide lots of support and free excellent training.
You will work 5 days out of 7 including some weekends for which enhancements are paid. Rotas are published on a 4 weekly basis. Shifts are general a mixture of earlies, lates, long-days and possibly night work. You will need to be available for: (There may be some variation in these shifts depending upon need – this is an example only)
- Long day – 8am – 8pm
- Sleep in- 10pm-8am (residential care only)
- Waking nights 8pm – 8am (supported accommodation only occasionally)
- 12pm-5pm (weekends)
We will provide a full induction programme which includes shadowing current staff members to ensure you are comfortable and ready to begin working. We also encourage and support employees to gain further qualifications and the opportunity to progress within the company. We also provide:
- top-up pay for sleep-in duties so you end up with a full hourly rate
- on-line and in-house training
- regular supervision
- enhanced pay at weekends
- monthly pay
- holiday pay
- company pension scheme
- A regular training and supervision
- A relaxed and friendly work environment
- staff awards scheme with cash reward
If you think that you have what it takes to be part of our team then please complete an application form or for an informal chat contact Dean Pinnock on 0782 577 4700.