Specialist Support Worker
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Our client has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join their team as a Specialist Support Worker in Bristol.
Title: Specialist Support Worker
Hours: Full time, part time and casual hours available
Location: Kingswood, Bristol
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour
About the role
They have a number of flexible, permanent, full and part time roles available working between 15 and 37.5 hours per week.
As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people in all aspects of their life to live the way they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.
Our client also supports people to take part in some of their amazing arts and wellbeing activities – from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing.
Being a Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.
They also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83.
Experience is not necessarily required for this role as they are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. You must also be willing to work with people whose behaviour may challenge however, full training and ongoing support is provided. It is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings and weekends; they will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.
About the organisation
The organisation is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.
They have a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working as a Support Worker can be incredibly rewarding; they offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, they have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join their Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Their selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for them. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of their services.
Closing date: Sunday 27 May 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
To start: To be discussed at interview