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Support Worker

Leading Lives


15000 - 20000

Part time

Leading Lives

Closing - 31 Dec 2020

Support Worker – Independence Plus Service

Ipswich, Suffolk

£8.72 per hour (+up to 8% employer’s pension contribution)

Permanent, part-time, 15-37 hours per week

Are you passionate about ensuring the best opportunities for vulnerable adults? Do you want to work for an award-winning social care company? Do you have the skills to support our customers to lead an independent life?

We offer:

• Competitive salary and pension scheme, matching up to 8%
• Holiday package, increasing with service and the opportunity to purchase additional holiday
• Comprehensive and bespoke training, including full induction
• Opportunities to complete a Care Certificate, QCF and develop your career through our Career Pathway
• Flexible working opportunities
• Occupational sick pay

Leading Lives provides social care support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs in the home and in the community across Suffolk and neighbouring counties. We are a not-for-profit social enterprise, owned by our employees. Any surplus we make is reinvested back into services for our customers or into the local community.

We are currently recruiting for a Support Worker within our Independence Plus service in Ipswich and South East Suffolk.

Independence Plus is a varied service providing domiciliary and community based support to individuals with a range of requirements from the ages of 13 upwards. Our customers have diagnoses that include Learning Disabilities, Mental health conditions and physical disabilities. Support can vary from helping within the home, accessing leisure activities (e.g. cinema, bowling, swimming), accessing health services, community inclusion and much more!

This is an exciting role where no two days are the same, and one that gives employees the opportunity to build positive relationships and deliver person centred care in a holistic way. Due to the nature of this service a full driving licence and the ability to work alternate weekends with occasional evenings would be essential.

Due to the flexible nature of this service times of shifts can vary from 8am to 10pm depending on the customer needs. If you feel this may be the role for you, please contact us for further information or visit our website to apply.

As Support Worker, your key responsibilities will include:

• Support a range of customers to live independently and complete day to day activities
• Identify and assist with opportunities within the local community
• Provide intimate personal care according to individual needs
• Maintain dignity and respect at all times
• Communicate effectively and sensitively with customers
• Liaise effectively with families and carers
• Where appropriate, administer medication in line with Company policy

Whilst experience in a similar organisation/role would be advantageous, we believe that the right values and attitudes are also important when recruiting new staff.

Your values:

• You will think ahead, flex, adapt and focus to ensure Leading Lives is delivering to the expected standard of service to our customers
• You will build relationships both internally and externally
• This is a great opportunity to grow yourself and others to ensure we make the Leading Lives difference
• Ideally we are looking for applicants with a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle, as per service needs.

Please note due to the nature of the work we do and our service users, all Leading Lives appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity of working as part of our friendly team, please contact us on 01473 602931 for further details or complete the online application form. All candidates will be contacted following interview.

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