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Support Worker

Thera East


15000 - 20000

FlexibleFull time

Thera East

Closing - 31 Aug 2021

Job Summary

Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

Contract: Full Time, 39 hours per work

Salary: £9.01 per hour

Contact: Natasha Constable, 07525 990690

Information: This role is shift work. Driver, full UK driving licence, is desired not essential.


Who do we Support?
We require 2 full time support workers to work with adults with learning disabilities, Autism, Complex and challenging behaviours. The role will include working within 2 to 3 different supported living locations within Ipswich and a community support to give variety and to keep your mind challenged and active. We support people to live independently in their own home and give support to them to achieve, progress and remain content and happy.


We support:
A lady with complex behaviours who lives in her own Bungalow – she likes to spend her time mostly at home with simple pleasures such as colouring, puzzles and watching TV. She also enjoys tea and cake out at a café, fish and chips at the beach, visiting farms and Garden centres as well as a walk around a park.
We support 3 gentleman all with Autism and varied needs who share a home together. Their interests and activities include- Swimming, horse riding, cinema, playing pool, bowling, sailing, carriage riding, eating out, discos and generally being out in the community.
We support a young lady and young man both with autism who have recently moved into their first supported living address. Their areas of interest include- Film nights/cinema especially Marvel and Disney. Arts and crafts, baking, going to the gym and shopping. They will need support to understand and learn life skills such as budgeting, cooking and keeping house.
We support a gentleman in the community who can present with aggressive tendencies and struggles with anxiety. he needs someone who can offer him time, perseverance and patience and a level of understanding to his behaviours. He enjoys eating out, visiting the park for walk.


Who are Thera Group?

Thera Group are a charity that support people with a learning disability in the community. We want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society but we can’t do this without you! We need Support Workers in the Ipswich area to make our vision a reality.

We have recently achieved Skills for Care endorsement which is a mark of quality in recognition of the learning and development you will receive. This is evidence that our training provision makes a significant difference to our workforce and the people we support.


What does a Support Worker do?

The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives.
Supporting someone with a learning disability isn’t just personal care; it’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported swimming, assisting with the weekly shop, or even helping to administer the right medication.


What experience do I need?

You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind and want to work in a job that is genuinely rewarding, this is for you.
You’ll need to have great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required.


What are the Benefits?

-20 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday
-Employee support line to support you and your family
-Continuous on the job training is provided
-Contributory Pension Plan
-Occupational Maternity Pay
-NVQ Funding
-DBS paid for by Thera
-Career progression

We also offer an employee benefits scheme, which includes:

-Cycle to Work Scheme
-Health Cash Plan
-Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts
We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate.

To apply go to our careers page. If you are having trouble accessing our Careers page, or require assistance with your application please call Hannah Parkman (Internal Resourcer on behalf of Thera Group) on 07850655513.
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