Day and Night Support Worker
Location: Hawarden, Cheshire
Pay rate: £6.50 (with no NVQ) and £7.00 (with NVQ level 2)
Hours: Full time
Are you someone who cares about the interests and wellbeing of others? Do you have a positive ‘can do’ attitude? Are you looking for a job where you can genuinely make a difference to someone’s life?
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers in Hawarden, Cheshire to support people within our Residential Service. As a Support Worker you will be working with people with learning disabilities, autism and/or challenging behaviour. You will be assisting with personal care and helping them to increase their independence and integration into the community, through supporting them with their daily living skills and networks.
Support is designed to suit each person’s requirements and helps them to live as independently as possible. Situations can sometimes be difficult and challenging, so you’ll need to be a good, non-judgmental communicator, with a sensitive approach. Due to the nature of the service we are ideally looking for people with previous experience of working with learning disabilities, autism or challenging behaviours, and who have an NVQ Level 2 in care.
All our services operate a rota system that covers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will therefore need to be flexible with your working hours. Shift patterns include long shifts, weekends and evenings. Most services have specific waking night shift workers. Having a driving licence and access to your own vehicle would be beneficial but is not essential.
Day to day you will be involved in supporting people with their daily lives. This may involve taking them to appointments, helping them with domestic tasks such as cooking or cleaning, assisting with activities in the community or helping them learn to cycle, swim or a number of other activities they may be interested in. It will be through your support and help that they will be able to become more independent and have a better quality and enjoyable life.
So what are you waiting for?
Due to the nature of this post, a DBS check will be undertaken for the successful applicant, but only with their prior consent.
About Lifeways Community Care
The Lifeways Group is well known for the excellent care and support services we provide and for our aim to provide value for money.
Our person centred approach is innovative, flexible and responsive. We put in place detailed support plans, risk assessments and work with the person who needs our support, their family carers, their health and social care professionals and care commissioners, to ensure the person is fully supported at all times.
Across our organisation, the person using our services is always at the centre of their provision.
Supporting people with a range of disabilities and complex needs including:
- learning disabilities
- mental health needs
- autism (including Asperger syndrome)
- profound and multiple learning disabilities
- sensory and communication impairments
- acquired brain injuries
- complex behavioural and health needs
- forensic needs
In addition, our highly experienced staff also care for people who have very specific requirements, for example, Prader-Willi syndrome, dual diagnosis and dementia.