Community Support Worker – Male

Location: Bedford
Hours: Full / Part Time
Salary:  £9.00 to £10.53 (inc enhancements)

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are the second biggest provider of domiciliary care in Bedford and we are recruiting for reliable Community Support Workers to work in all areas of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire.

You will be supporting individuals with complex mental health needs who may also have an autistic spectrum disorder and a coexisting learning disability. Your role will be to support our service users to live a full and meaningful life. You will be working 1:1 or 3:1 with individuals who require more intensive support. The homes are smaller group settings of one to three people. You will have positive regard for the people we support and communicate positively. You will provide emotional and practical support; which can include managing medication, household tasks such as laundry and cleaning, escorting to appointments, attending education courses, voluntary work and leisure activities. You will work in collaboration with our service users, and proactively seek new ideas for activities and provide information to enable the individual to exercise choice. In some projects, you may be required to support with personal care.

We are looking for exceptional candidates who share our values which are:

  • Innovation– Do you embrace new ways of working through innovation and learning from experience?
  • Caring Do you show a willingness to care for the other person?
  • Professionalism Do you take accountability and act in a professional manner?
  • Courage-Do you do the right thing by being open, honest, and transparent?
  • Compassion Do you care about acting with kindness, care, and a willingness to help others?
  • Competent Do you strive for self-improvement by acquiring the knowledge and skills to do your job?
  • Equality & Diversity Do you promote equality of opportunity to all and embrace diversity?

We are seeking male support workers for this role as gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

ABOUT YOU

If you share our values we need to hear from you if you:

  • You are a caring individual
  • Get satisfaction from helping others
  • Enjoy working with people as part of a team but can also work independently
  • Can be flexible and adaptable
  • Have some understanding of mental health and learning disabilities
  • Have previously worked in a social care setting

We are also keen to consider those with no experience if you are an impressive candidate including social care graduates. Please note that you must be able to get to Bedford each day without too much difficulty

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