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Support Worker



15000 - 20000

Full time


Closing - 02 Feb 2021

Location: Ipswich

Contract Type: Paid

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Specific Hours: Various – 7am to 2.30pm / 2.30pm to 10pm 7 days a week including sleep in shifts

We are a Disability Confident Leader and we welcome applications from Disabled Candidates.

Papworth Trust is an equal opportunities employer. Charity Number: 211234

Do you have what it takes to be a Support Worker for a care service rated ‘Outstanding’?

Join our growing team and remove barriers for people with learning disabilities and autism. We’re committed to creating a world where disabled people are seen for who they are and live the lives they choose.

Every work day is different safeguarding the health, independence, wellbeing and safety of customers and proactively addressing any issues.

We provide training to support you to achieve the highest level of care support. Your day-to-day duties may include; personal care, administering medication safely, preparing meals, supporting people with daily housekeeping responsibilities and supporting mobility whilst always complying with policies and procedures.

So, if you’re caring, resilient and passionate our training and extensive induction will give you the practical skills to help you on your way.

We are looking for individuals who can reflect Papworth Trust’s values – being fair, being responsible for what we do, working together, being honest, respecting you and putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Our essential requirements:
Social care experience is not a requirement. The role can be challenging so successful applicants will not be fazed by this and can work calmly, efficiently and accurately even when under pressure
• Form/maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, customers, their family and other professionals
• Good Literacy, numerical and IT skills
• Ability to work alone and take responsibility for your own workplace development
• Confident in making decisions using own initiative and supporting customers to make choices
• Experience of supporting people (professionally or personally i.e. children, family etc.)
• Able to support individuals in their desired lives, such as going for long walks which can be at a pace or pushing wheelchairs
• To be over the age of 18
• Knowledge of learning disability is desirable, but not essential

We offer a range of hours and shifts over a 24/7 rota. Usual shift patterns are 7am to 2.30pm and 2.30pm to 10pm. We offer contracts from 22.5 to 37.5 hours per week

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