Support Worker - Wood Street

Carlisle, Cumbria, England
CA1 1NA
Turning Point £ 8.72 - 9.38 Per hour Full time, Part time Save This Job
Pay
£ 8.72 - 9.38 Per hour
Hours
Full time, Part time
Type
Permanent, Bank
Job level
Studying / Unqualified, Newly qualified, Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
12 Feb 2021
Closes
12 Mar 2021

Job Description

Do you have genuine passion for supporting people with Autism and/or behaviour that challenges to help them work to achieving their potential in everyday life?

If you are motivated, enthusiastic, a creative thinker and problem solver with a real desire to support people to make positive choices, decisions, and take action we would really like to hear from YOU.

Job description

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

As a Support Worker, you will make a real difference to people’s lives as you improve their daily living skills. Passionate about people, you will enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress with us.

Where will I be working?

You will be working in one of our Supported Living facilities in Carlisle.

We endeavour to create positive family relationships offering a good circle of support. There is a strong focus on supporting individuals' lives in a person centred way which includes various activities, shopping, managing own budgets and cooking. We tailor our services to enable people to be as independent as possible.

Main Responsibilities

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour

supporting people with a person centred approach

providing and assisting people we support with personal care

supporting a full range of daily activities at home and accessing the community

supporting people to be as independent as possible and have control over their lives

investing time with people we support, understanding the most effective way to deliver positive support and improve person’s quality of life

delivering outcome focused support to improve skills, develop person interests and increase person independence

ensuring accurate recording keeping and documentation is maintain at required standards to enable effective reviewing of persons support to develop actions plan to help improve all aspects of a person’s life

The Ideal Candidate

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

You should have the right attitude and transferable experience of helping people to manage anxiety. Knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial. What is essential is that you are:

passionate, caring and enthusiastic

flexible, patient and non-judgemental

a great team player with lots of energy

able to demonstrate good communication skills

able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

Drivers are desirable but not essential.

What do our staff say?

“The prospect of working with people with learning disabilities and autism was a bit daunting as I had no prior knowledge or experience of this. However, I soon found that with a thorough induction programme, approachable on site management and a supportive staff team that I was able to feel confident and effective in my role of a support worker.

The people we support are totally unique individuals, meaning that no two days are ever the same. I find them truly inspiring and this makes me want to provide the best support I can.

Working for turning point has given me a job I am very proud of, of course no occupation is perfect and this one is as challenging as it is rewarding and best of all I get to be part of an amazing team who really make a difference.”

Support Worker, Wood Street

“I enjoy working for Turning Point, Every day is different and you can never anticipate what is going to happen that day. You get to work with incredible people. They make you realise that nothing is impossible and life is amazing. The staff team and management are truly supportive and one of a kind that enables you to do your job effectively.”

Support Worker, Wood Street

Ref: SW-Wood Street

Job Details

Support Worker - Wood Street

Carlisle, Cumbria, Englandd Turning Point
Pay
£ 8.72 - 9.38 Per hour
Job level
Studying / Unqualified, Newly qualified, Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time, Part time
Posted
12 Feb 2021
Type
Permanent, Bank
Closes
12 Mar 2021

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