Support worker (Day support and waking nights)

Support worker – Supported Living service
Job ref: SWHC0419
Location: No fixed place, the successful candidate will be required to work across PSS’ Homes and Communities portfolio
Hours: 36 per week – including a mix of day and waking night duties
Contract type: Unlimited
£8.50 per hour

About the job?

Whatever challenges life brings, we think everyone should have a chance to change things for the better. As a Support worker, you’ll empower people with support needs to live the way they want to live.

We are currently recruiting for highly motivated support workers, to work for PSS to support a gentleman with an acquired brain injury and complex needs within his family home. He requires full support with daily living tasks, personal care and to access activities. He is supported with a 2-1 staff ratio over a 24 hour period 7 days a week, 365 days per year, including: evenings, weekends, waking nights and bank holidays. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to somebody’s life and gain experience working within the social care industry. Experience of working with vulnerable adults in an outcome-focused environment is desirable. But, what is more important is a ‘can do’ attitude, a solid values base and the ability to work as part of a team.

As Ann Marie explains below, nothing comes close to the feeling that you get when you are helping to change someone’s life:
‘I love that the job is different every day. This is not your usual 9 to 5, it’s more personal, you can build meaningful relationships with people. The job is rewarding in itself and I love knowing that I make a real difference in someone’s life’ Ann Marie, Support worker

Who are we looking for?

We’re on the hunt for someone who has a big heart, is open-minded, genuine, determined and professional. The perfect candidate will be positive with a can-do approach and will be committed to providing excellent support.

Previous experience is not essential; you’ll receive access to our extensive training programme which will enable you to gain all the skills and knowledge you need to be excellent at your job. We’ll also make sure you get a comprehensive induction and our experienced staff team will support you in your journey with us.

To ensure the delivery of flexible, responsive service which can adapt to changes in each individual’s level of need and which provides a continuous presence. Successful candidate will provide a waking night service which enables people to stay safe and protected from harm

We offer a range of benefits:

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Medicash
  • Costco Wholesale membership
  • Company pension scheme
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Retail discounts

In the event that you are offered the above position, an Enhanced Disclosure will be required. 

Candidates who consider themselves to be disabled will also be given the opportunity to attend an interview if they meet the essential criteria for the role

Closing dates for applications: 16th April 2019

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