Support Worker - Learning Disability

Job description

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent or Bank

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Job Code: GHL1

The Opportunity


Are you looking for an opportunity to begin a challenging and meaningful career in a warm, friendly and fun environment? Are you looking to work for a company that values its employees, pays well and offers great benefits?


If your answers are YES,then we would be delighted to hear from you.


Being a Support Worker at Glenholme


Glenholme Healthcare is a well-established and highly regarded social care provider and our colleagues come from many different sectors to provide essential care for vulnerable individuals and to help them achieve their potential. It doesn't matter if you're new to care or just returning. Glenholme can offer you an amazing opportunity and training to allow you to play an important and meaningful role working with adults with learning and physical disabilities. Your job will be to help them develop greater independence, enabling them to achieve their life goals.

As a Support Worker you will be classed as a "Key Worker" allowing you to provide an honourable service to your community during these troublesome times.


What you will do as a Support Worker


We are looking for passionate and hardworking support workers to assist our service users to enjoy a fulfilling and meaningful life, participate within the community and develop their abilities. You will be promoting independence, choice and inclusion. Activities of support vary from meal planning, personal care, social visits, travel escort, the teaching of independent living skills, management of medication and other daily tasks, assisting with accessing community-based activities such as going to college, swimming, and other social and leisure activities.


What you will need


Experience caring for another individual either personally or professionally is very beneficial, or you may have minimal or no experience. However, if you have a caring, empathetic and compassionate nature, a strong belief in teamwork, a keen work ethic and are ready to explore a career in care, then we want to hear from you.


Your Safety


Safety of our staff and residents is our highest priority. As such, all staff have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work. Also, in line with social distancing measures, all interviews are conducted via video interview and we are offering an e-learning induction training course.


Benefits


  • Flexible full-time (37.5-hours), part-time or bank contracts available
  • Paid comprehensive training with genuine career pathways
  • Fully paid care certificate training and salary increase once completed
  • First-Week Pay Advance - Earn up to £350 early pay at the end of your first week
  • Pension scheme and 28 days holiday, plus an additional birthday day off
  • Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £250 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
  • Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
  • Life Insurance cover of £10,000
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Automatic entry into our Employee Assistance Programme offering:
  • Personal and everyday advice on child support, financial advice, mental health, health and wellbeing; and
  • Discounts on your favourite brands, restaurants and entertainment


This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If all of this is of interest to you, then please contact us to arrange an interview.


Note: Some benefits may be limited or not be available during countrywide lockdown due to external factors.


About Us

Glenholme Healthcare is a social care group with over 25 years’ experience supporting young adults and adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health conditions. We provide individualised care and support through our residential services, care homes, supported living schemes and via our outreach programmes. We are always excited to hear from prospective Care Assistants and Support Workers looking to join the industry. 



Requirements

Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.