• Full time
  • Part time
  • Anywhere
  • £13.39 plus enhancements GBP
  • 31 May 2024
  • Salary/Hourly Rate: £13.39 plus enhancements

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 £11.15 – £11.40 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.

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.

Our ideal candidate:

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.

Essential Skills:

Full UK Driving License Required.

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