Alderwood

Full Time Support Worker - Hillcrest 2

Northampton | £9.10 per hour

Job Function: Social Care
Industry Sector: Social, Healthcare & Medical

Support Worker - Hillcrest 2 (Full Time)
Hillcrest 2 - Northampton

Are you a friendly and patient individual looking for a profession where you can take real pride in what you do? Want to take on an engaging role where you can change lives on a daily basis?

If so, this is an incredible opportunity to undertake great training, significantly increase your skill-set and build a highly-rewarding career as a Support Worker.

Who will I be working for?

Founded in 2000, Alderwood LLA (Living and Learning with Autism) provides residential care and supported living for young people and adults with autism or challenging behaviour. We offer a nurturing setting for our young adults and provide structured support that empowers them to learn, grow and achieve their goals.

Our Hillcrest 2 residential home provides accommodation for up to five young people with complex autism. Based on Hillcrest Avenue, Hillcrest 2 has a lounge, dining room, quiet room, activity room and large garden with a garden room for plenty of recreational activities.

We’re currently looking for a number of Support Workers to join the Hillcrest 2 team on a full time basis and provide excellent care to our residents.

Why should I join the team?

- Salary of £9.10 per hour
- 28 days’ paid holiday
- Continuous career development and progression opportunities
- Your own personal development portfolio to guide your progress with us
- Pension (with 4% contribution)
- Death in service benefit (x2)
- Awards for long service and referring a friend
- Recognition schemes (including employee of the month)
- Flexible working options

With an award-winning approach to staff development, a job with Alderwood LLA is the ideal springboard into a rewarding career in care. You’ll be given all the support and tools you need to deliver the high-quality service that we are renowned for.

You’ll receive your own 1:1 mentoring programme to guide you through your first six months with us, as well as interactive group training from colleagues who have already been in your shoes as one of our Support Workers.

So, if you want to empower people to achieve their best and work with a friendly team who share your passion for helping others, we’d love to hear from you.

What will my role involve?

As one of our Support Workers, you will provide a high level of support to residents at Hillcrest 2.

Taking a holistic, person-centred approach to care, you will:

- Help to deliver bespoke care and learning plans
- Assist with a range of leisure activities, including trips out into the community
- Support our residents to increase their independence
- Carry out domestic and catering duties

Sounds great! What do I need to apply?

While no experience is required, to join us as a Support Worker, you will need:

- To be patient, kind and understanding
- Great communication and interpersonal skills
- A proactive and positive attitude
- To be hard-working and reliable

Other organisations may call this role Residential Support Worker, Trainee Care Worker, Junior Carer, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Day Support Worker, Trainee Personal Care Assistant, Trainee Social Care Worker or Junior Social Worker.

This is a full time role, working 36.5 hours per week. Rotas are 7:15am – 2:30pm and 2:15pm – 9:30pm with alternate weekends.

The organisation is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and will require the successful applicant to complete an enhanced DBS check prior to commencing their role. It is expected that all staff are committed to safeguarding and working within the guidelines set out by Alderwood for vulnerable people.

Webrecruit and Alderwood LLA are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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