Posted time 2024/05/13 Location Oswestry Job type Support Worker

Full Time Support Worker position

£14.24 per hour.  £189 for sleep duties, this is based on 3 per month

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We have a fantastic opportunity to join our charity to support a lively, fun-loving person as she journeys though adulthood, living in her own home within the local community. Let’s call her Sally.

Sally has autism, she has an energetic personality and when she is comfortable with you, likes to be cheeky and loves banter and a laugh. Sally is musical and loves to listen to lots of different music while dancing around, best get your dancing shoes on. You will also need to be on your toes though, as she enjoys being outside, busy and active, from her bike to going swimming to curling up and watching police programmes. So, no two days are the same and you will need to be able to adapt to the pace.

This role is not for everyone and you will need to switch from between being super active to being a sloth on the sofa as Sally loves having a PJ day too with messy play, sensory activities and story time. Sally is also clear about what she does not like and that includes, busy places and loud noises. She also does not respond well to bossy, grumpy and unkind people.

Like the rest of the team, you will need to take time to get to know Sally and to do this you will be caring, a good listener, positive and ready to adapt. Don’t worry though, you will always work as part of a team and, we will provide you with comprehensive and first-class training which we pay for. You will be actively supported by your service manager, our operations, positive behaviour support (PBS) and quality teams.

Sally who will ultimately appoint her team needs support 24/7 and at all times. As we are recruiting a new team there are an array shifts available, including day and waking nights. There are also seven sleep in shifts available every week.

As a Positive Behaviour Organisation, we support people who have complex needs, including learning disabilities, mental health, autism, communication and physical health needs. Whilst, we can promise a hugely rewarding and varied experience supporting people to live independently and achieve their full potential, some of the people who use our services need additional support to manage situations and emotions which can trigger anxiety and distress, with the support of the PBS team and training, you will learn to support Sally effectively along with the rest of the team.

*Some of our roles requires males, females, race and age specific employees only. Where this is indicated, this is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

Payrate £14.24 per hour Full & Part-time positions. Sleep in payments of £63.00 per night. 

Benefits of joining our team!

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Sleep in payments of £63.00 per night
  • £500 Welcome Bonus paid after 3 months (repayable if you leave in the first twelve months, excludes casual position)
  • Paid training- we provide all the training you need to deliver first class support; this includes supporting you to gain your Level 2 & 3 Health and Social Care qualification(excludes casual position)
  • 28 days holiday in your first year, increasing to 33 days after five years and then 38 days after ten-years’ service(excludes Casual position).
  • Comprehensive induction programme including shadow shifts – which means you’ll be fully supported to understand the role whilst getting to know the team and the people you will support
  • Free and confidential counselling services for you and you and your family
  • A Simply Health Cash Plan- to help you with healthcare costs including dental, physiotherapy, chiropody, optical, new child payment, prescriptions and more(excludes casual position)
  • Long service rewards starting at £100 increasing to £150 depending on length of service – we believe our staff are our greatest asset and we want to reward you for your hard work and commitment to Bethphage
  • Contributory Pension scheme(excludes casual position)
  • Development opportunities- we want to support you in your career in care, from becoming a mental health first aider, to career progression- from support worker to service manager, your development, is our development
  • Regular supervisions with your manager, team meetings and feedback
  • Refer-a-Friend Award – earn £200 every time you successfully refer a friend and they complete their probation.
  • Birthday recognition – our staff receive an Amazon e-voucher every year
  • Paid enhanced DBS certificate
  • Access to the “Blue light Card” scheme that offers discounts to social care staff in a range of shops both online and on the Highstreet

About Oswestry

Oswestry is an ancient market town located in the north of Shropshire close to the English – Welsh border which has a turbulent history. The town still retains its vital function as a market town with narrow passageways which links streets that have names that conjure up images of the past.

Essential Requirements

  • Caring
  • Good Communication
  • Have a passion for helping others
  • Ability to work in a team or alone
  • Experienced in managing with behaviours that challenge and Autism
  • Be flexible
  • Have the ability to manage own workload and prioritise.
  • Full UK Drivers Licence

Desirable Requirements

  • Own Car
  • Experience of working with people with Mental health and trauma support needs,
  • Level two diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Level three diploma in Health and Social Care

The interview process

Once you have completed your application form on-line, we will call you to have an informal chat to discuss the role. Where safe, the second interview will be face-to-face and involve Sally. The whole process is relaxed and gives us the opportunity to get to know you and, you to get to know Bethphage.

A full detailed job description can be obtained by contacting our HR team on 01743 272880

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