Support Worker

Location: Milton Keynes

Hours: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £10.15 per hour

Looking for a job that is flexible around you? Are you passionate about empowering individuals with mental health issues & learning/physical disabilities, to live more independently? Want to build a career in care?

Then you will be perfect for this role! We are looking for a sociable, understanding & reliable person with great communication skills, especially if you are:

  • Caring: show a willingness to care for the other person with patience
  • Compassionate: care about acting with kindness, empathetic & a willingness to help others.
  • Competentstrive for self-improvement by acquiring the knowledge & skills to do your job
  • Mindful of equality & diversity
  • Innovative: embrace new ways of working & learning from experience
  • Professional: take accountability & act in a professional manner
  • Honest, open & transparent

 

Sounds like you? Then you would be a highly valuable member of the Francis House Home Care family.

Under the guidance of the Senior Support Worker, your role will involve providing practical & emotional support to adults with various mental health conditions. You’ll be working within our accommodation-based services in Milton Keynes, with a small group of adults who either live on their own with 1:1 staff support or in a small group setting.

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

  • Supporting the client to access & engage in their local community
  • Accompanying them to appointments, on walks, activity programs etc.
  • Administering medication/supporting medication management
  • Budgeting
  • Enhancing living skills e.g. cleaning, laundry, setting goals
  • Providing an evening meal from a set menu
  • Care planning/risk assessing

Fantastic Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours to suit you
  • Increased weekend pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Paid travel time & expenses (where applicable)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Permanent contract
  • Free extensive training
  • 28 days of annual leave
  • £300 ‘refer-a-friend’ scheme
  • Dedicated & friendly employee support service
  • Staff recognition & awards
  • Highly supportive team

 

We have a range of shifts available, such as days, nights, weekends, weekdays, etc. and we’ll try to provide you with a rota that suits you and your existing lifestyle.

All that we require from you is that you are flexible & adaptable, with some understanding of mental health & learning disabilities. It is preferred that you have experience working in a social care setting, but we are considering those with no experience but who share our values. Applications from social care graduates are welcome.

 

If you’d like to become part of the FHHC family, then just submit your CV & we’ll take care of the rest! Feel free to contact us on 01234 841808 for more info or an informal chat.