Support Workers, Leeds, 24 – 35 hours per week available, Permanent
Your new company
Our client is a social enterprise in Leeds, who specialise in the care of adults with learning disabilities. Due to the opening of a new service they are looking to recruit a number of support workers. The client believes in being at the heart of communities in which people with learning disabilities are supported to live life to the full. They aim to deliver ever improving quality care and support services making them the provider of choice for customers, family carers, staff, commissioners and local communities.
Your new role
The main purpose of the role is to provide an integrated package of housing related support & social care to customers in a geographically defined area by encouraging well being and integration into the local community.
– To deliver housing related support, social and personal care utilising a person centred approach to enable customers to maximise their independence
– To support customers when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate
– To contribute and utilise support plans and person centred risk assessments to promote independence in a safe environment
– To take an active role and involve customers in the ongoing service development of Learning Disability Services and facilitate advocacy
– To promote well being and safeguard adults from abuse and ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to line management
– To work flexibly as part of a team
– The Service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Standard hours are 37 per week worked on a flexible variable rota basis which includes weekends, evenings, sleep in duties (if required) and bank holiday working. Flexible ways of working will be required and an ability to accommodate different lifestyles, goals and aspirations of individual customers
What you’ll need to succeed
– Placing the customer at the centre of everything we do. Our actions are based on belief in the abilities, rights and responsibilities of all individuals to achieve happiness, independence and self-confidence through informed choice.
– Being open and honest with each other, customers and carers, doing what we say we will do and explaining when we cannot.
– Continually striving to strengthen social capital by the way we work in and with the community.
– Work with integrity, in partnership with others, to develop innovative and creative solutions to the needs of customers.
What you’ll get in return
– A positive commitment to the training and development of employees in all areas of its activities.
– Competitive hourly rate
– DBS paid
– Rewarding and satisfying career with development opportunities available
*This post is subject to a higher level check with the DBS. In discharging its social services function under the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, the client is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975 ) and any applicant is obliged to disclose ALL convictions and cautions, no matter how long ago they occurred and regardless of whether the offences were committed as an adult or a juvenile.
What you need to do now
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