Support Worker

£10.00 - £20.00 hourly
  • Resolve Care Northern Limited
  • Spennymoor, UK
  • Jan 17, 2023
Full time other

Job Description

We're looking for positive, caring and energetic people to join a passionate team in residential homes in County Durham.

If you can demonstrate the ability to work hard and give your best at all times, maintain a positive outlook and empathetic manner in all situations, then you could be exactly what they're looking for.  Experience of working in care and relevant qualifications are not required as full training will be provided.

Please note:  In this position you'll be required to work every other weekend and night shifts. Full details of shift patterns will be discussed at interview.


The Role:

As a Support Worker, you'll report to the Registered Manager and will be primarily responsible for supporting service users with learning disabilities and autism in all aspects of their everyday lives, promoting a lifestyle that supports individual needs and choices and promotes and encourages independence.


In the job you'll be tasked with the following:

·        Following detailed care plans and risk assessments ensuring a safe environment at all times

·        Supporting and encouraging service users to take part in everyday tasks including personal care

·        Ensuring the health and safety of service users is maintained throughout

·        Accompanying service users to sporting activities, social events, colleges, family get togethers, meals out, cinema, theatre and concerts

·        Supporting the service users in every other aspect of their lives under the guidance of the dedicated management team


The Candidate:

To be considered for the Support Worker role you won’t need experience as full training will be provided. It is more important we find candidates with the right attitude and the right values. You will be nurturing, full of energy and willing to get involved in activities such as gardening, sports and all the activities mentioned above.


In addition, it's essential that you possess the following:

·        A good team working attitude

·        A good standard of literacy and numeracy

·        Good basic IT skills

·        A flexible attitude when it comes to working hours


You'll also need to be prepared to undertake training to get your care qualifications and work towards a Level 3 social care qualification.


Does that sound like you? If so, we'd love to see your CV.

You must also possess a full driving licence to be considered for this position.  Please do not apply if you do not have one.


The Package:

Starting rate: £10 per hour, full time permanent positions available, 36 to 42 hours a week, including:

Bank Holidays: Double time paid


·        6 weeks holidays

·        free platinum standard private healthcare (your medical history will be disregarded, meaning you will be covered for almost anything)

·        A GP online - a service providing around-the-clock GP consultation provided by their Aviva Health app

·        Access to their employment benefits portal, which provides discounts across most supermarket, high street brands, travel brands and many more 

·         NEST pension scheme

·        Access to their Employee Assist Program which provides support with personal issues which include; Health and wellbeing, mental health support, financial advice, family law advice.

·        Home cooked meals on shift

Opportunities to work additional shifts are available at times, if you would like to..


The Company:

The organisation you'll be working for has 2 residential homes in County Durham. They have been around for nearly 15 years and both homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. They are driven by shared values of compassion, empathy, dignity and integrity. Our client is extremely passionate about supporting active and social males with learning disabilities and autism.


They're a great company to work for. People join them for many reasons, such as they:

·        Have an extremely friendly and personalised environment

·        Provide excellent training and opportunities for future progression

·        Everyone has a hands-on approach, including senior management