Support Worker

Support Worker

Brandon Trust | Perranporth, ENG, GB

Posted 12 days ago

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Description

St Agnes
Job Summary
Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role. You’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose. Our benefits include:
Sleep-ins paid at £60 extra (basic salary £10.50 - £10.73 p/h)
Full training to gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate.
On-going training and career development including professional qualifications available from day 1
Pension
We cover the cost of DBS checks
Shopping discounts including Blue Light card, EE perks and Costco membership
Successfully \'recommend a friend\' to join us and you\'ll receive a thank you payment
We offer Wagestream - a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it.
Access to wellbeing helplines.
About the role
This is a new and growing service situated between St Agnes and Perranporth, which will provide support to 11 people with a learning disability over the age of 50. We currently support four individuals and looking forward to welcoming more people to start the next chapter in their lives. There are three bungalows and one house set in a beautiful rural location, with a sensory walk to the garden with a summer house, an activity hub and sensory room.
Having an understanding of a person\'s life story and history will play a big part and help us to deliver person centred support and promote wellbeing. You’ll support individuals in all aspects of daily living including their personal care and medication needs.
Your role will extend to the activity hub, to promote and engage in meaningful and creative activities such as crafts, music therapy, painting, gardening, DIY and memory stimulation.
In addition to this we are also working closely with the university of Plymouth to transform the lives of the people we support with new enabling technologies.
We have positions for drivers and non-drivers who will support trips and adventures out where in most cases people have their own Motability vehicle for you to drive.
There’s lots of variety, to find out more about the role visit our main website.
About you
You’re considerate, committed, resilient and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. You can build professional relationships and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support including evenings and weekends.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
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About Brandon
Brandon exists to enable children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism, or both, to live life in the way they choose. We provide high-quality, individualised support to around 1,600 people and have a staff team of over 2,000. Operating across southern England and London, support is provided by a widely dispersed workforce, including public spaces and the homes of the people we support.