Support Worker


Support Worker

Holdcroft Road, Bucknall

£9.22 per hour

18 and 24 hours contract

Holdcroft Road is one of 13 learning disability care homes that belong to Choices a leading, award winning not-for-profit care organisation. Located in Bucknall, Holdcroft Road provides care and support for 6 Service Users. The needs of the Service User vary and include; dysphagia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and mental health, physical impairment.

You will be working within a team of 15 people to deliver planned care and support for Service Users and to respond to emergencies which can occur on a daily basis due to the needs of the Service Users. This scheme is a very busy working environment and there’s always something going on (e.g. activities in and out of the scheme) and there’s always something new to learn.

We are looking to recruit Support Workers who can contribute toward the achievement of our goals and the delivery of person centred care to each individual Service User. We currently have both day and night positions available and can offer flexibility for both working hours and shift patterns.

About You

To carry out the role of a Support Worker working at Holdcroft Road you need to be;

·Enthusiastic and willing to take part in a variety of activities (e.g. shopping, trips to the cinema, eating out and day trips/outings).

·Caring and be able to demonstrate this when carrying out daily tasks/activities.

·Level headed and be able to deal with the unexpected calmly.

·A good team player and not be afraid try new things.

·A problem solver and be able to work alone to resolve issues and/or concerns that occur daily.

·A good communicator and be able to change your approaches to suit individuals that may not understand what you are trying say/do.

·Positive and demonstrate this through your actions on a day to day basis.

Whilst not essential it is preferred that you have previous experience of working in a similar role where you have delivered care and support to Service Users who have a variety of needs in a busy working environment.

What can we give you?

Choices can offer you;

·Working hours and shift patterns that suit your personal circumstances.

·Paid breaks.

·Excellent, award winning training and development which is fully funded by Choices and completed during your contracted working hours (this includes completion of the Care Certificate and Level 2 RQF in Health and Social Care).

·A rewarding career where your day to day actions make a real and positive difference to the people that we support.

For further information about this role or to apply please use the form below or call Andrea on 01782 570323


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