Full Time Support Worker
Dybdale, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
We’re Alderwood, a specialist care organisation supporting young adults on the autism spectrum or with challenging behavioural issues.
Providing care and education as part of an integrated support system, we run a number of small homes with a family-type feel to enable our service users and residents to feel at home and comfortable.
Dybdale is our newest home with four bedrooms for young people with complex autism. Situated within Wellingborough, with close proximity to bus stops and the local amenities offered by the town centre, Dybdale boasts a large enclosed garden, a self-contained separate annex and plenty of space for recreational activities to enhance the lives of the young people that call Dybdale home.
We are now looking for a Full-Time Support Worker to join our team at Dybdale supporting 4 residents with autism.
- Salary of £9.80 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
- Benefits platform offering shopping, entertainment and fuel discounts
- Employee assistance programme
As a Support Worker, you will be tasked with joining a team of care workers supporting the residents of Dybdale.
Providing residents with a stimulating and engaging environment, you will support their personal needs and supervise appropriate activities that enable learning and development in residents.
You’ll receive comprehensive training to equip you with the skills you need and full support from other team members. The training is hands-on, interactive and delivered by previous support workers as part of group training sessions.
Although no experience is required to be considered as a Support Worker, you will need:
- To be sensitive to people with unique or challenging needs
- Initiative, flexibility and the ability to stay calm in a crisis
- The willingness to learn and a commitment to developing further skills
- To be reliable, positive and punctual
Other organisations may call this role Care Worker, Autism Support Worker, Residential Care Worker, Residential Support Worker, Junior Care Worker, Trainee Carer, Care Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, or Autism Care Assistant.
This is a full time role, working 36.5 hours per week on the following shifts: 7:15am - 2:30pm and 2:15pm - 9:30pm and 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.
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.
So, if you think you could succeed as one of our Support Workers, please apply via the button shown.
Full Time Support Worker