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Support Worker

Leading Lives


15000 - 20000

Full time

Leading Lives

Closing - 28 Feb 2021

Support Worker, Saxmundham and surrounding areas
£8.72 per hour (+up to 8% employer’s pension contribution)
Permanent, part-time, 30-35 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% of contributions
• Award-winning employee-owned social enterprise
• 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 and Supported Living Service in the Saxmundham, Halesworth, Bungay, and Southwold area.
You will work flexibly with an enthusiastic approach and enjoy a varied role where every day is different. We are looking for someone who can adapt to different environments, able to use their initiative and has the ambition to help others achieve their goals.
The role includes working across all our services. Our services cover Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold and Saxmundham. The role will include working weekends, daytime hours, and evenings. We are looking for both contracted and casual staff.

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

If you would like to discuss the opportunity of working as part of our friendly team please contact us on 07719004748 or 01728 604543 for further details or complete the online application form. All candidates will be contacted following interview.
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.

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