Senior Support Worker – Accommodation Based

Location: Newport Pagnell

Hours: Flexible / Permanent

Salary: £11.00 to £12.87 (17% enhancement at weekends)

Looking for a job that is flexible around your requirements? Do you have experience working well as a team, where you can provide support & guidance to a team of support workers & service users?

Then you will be perfect for this role! Especially if you are:

  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • Competent
  • Mindful of equality & diversity
  • Innovative
  • Professional
  • Honest, open & transparent

 

Sounds like you? Then you would be a highly valuable member of the Bedfordshire Supported Housing team.

Your role will involve working in an accommodation based unit, taking the lead in providing practical & emotional support to our service users, who live either on their own with 1:1 staff support or in small group settings. 

Our service users are aged 18+ with a range of conditions, such as:

  • Mental health problems
  • Physical health issues
  • Learning disabilities

 

You’ll make a huge difference to someone’s daily life by aiding them in basic duties, including:

  • Supporting individuals to access their community
  • Accompanying them to appointments
  • Assisting them with personal care & household tasks e.g. helping with meds, preparing meals
  • developing/reviewing care plans & risk assessments
  • leading/attending review meetings, communicating with external health professionals etc.

 

In return, you can benefit from:

  • Flexible working hours to suit you
  • Permanent contract
  • Free-extensive training
  • Staff recognition & awards
  • Paid travel expenses & time
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Support with a lease car
  • £300 ‘refer-a-friend’ scheme
  • Dedicated employee support service
  • Satisfaction from helping others

 

All that we require from you is that you have experience & knowledge caring for people with complex mental health needs & challenging behaviour. Ideally, you will have a NVQ or QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care. You will need to possess great management skills, with good written/verbal communication. Applications from social care graduates are welcome. FULL DRIVING LICENSE IS ADVANTAGEOUS.

We’re always looking to expand the BSH family, so if you’d like to become part of it, then just submit your CV & we’ll take care of the rest! Feel free to contact Brenda at 07843906501 for an informal chat.