Support Worker – Learning Disabilities Outreach Services – Newcastle

Vacancy: Support Worker – Learning Disabilities Outreach Services – Newcastle

Summary

LIFE by Be Caring is looking to recruit learning disabilities support workers to join our outreach services within the Newcastle area.

You will provide tailored person-centred support within the local community, support which is meaningful and meets the health and wellbeing needs of our customers. The support you provide will be enable our customers to live happy and fulfilled lives.

Vacancies: Full or Part Time
Salary: £8.95 per hour
Hours: Various shifts around the need of the service, weekend working required (alternate weekends)
Paid holidays and bank holidays
Under 25s - your hourly rate will be no different from the rate stated below

Additions

Mileage paid at 40p per mile for drivers

Eligibility Required

Full enhanced DBS police check paid for and carried out by Be Caring, any offer of employment is subject to the information gathered at this time

Experience Required

We are looking for people who can live our values. Previous experience working within learning disabilities would be an advantage but not essential.

Be Caring is an employee-owned organisation and social enterprise. As a co-owner in the business, you will:

Be passionate about caring for others
Be committed to delivering the highest quality care
Be part of a team that supports people to live the life they want to live in their home
Be part of an organisation that wants to make a positive difference for people and the communities they live in

The Role

As a Learning Disabilities Support Worker, you will be kind and compassionate, building caring and supportive relationships with the people you support and their families. You will be integral in the implementation of daily activities within the service. You will work closely with your fellow colleague to identify the interests and hobbies of our customers.

As a Support Worker, you will:
Maximise people’s independence through enabling approaches
Build care and support networks for individuals, involving family and friends
Identify opportunities to connect people to their local community

As an organisation, we are looking for people who can work independently and as part of a team. You will be empowered to make decisions that improve the lives of people we support. We need people with strong communication skills, sharing information and responding quickly.

Typical care and support tasks within a care plan include:
Personal care, including intimate care when required
Administration/prompting of medication when required
Preparation of meals/drinks
Completion of domestic tasks, including laundry, cleaning and shopping
Access to/attendance at community groups and activities

Support

Be Caring Ltd is committed to the personal career development of all employees. We have career development pathways and we actively encourage your progression within the organisation. We can offer supported learning and access to accredited qualifications. If you are successful in appointment of this position, you will be supported by your local Quality team, Coordination team, and in-house Trainer, to ensure you have tools and resources needed to do fulfil your role and to ‘Be the Best you can be’. You will have the opportunity to complete:

Induction training (paid)
Care Certificate (completed over a 12-week period)
Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification (fully funded after six-month probation period)
Additional level 2 and 3 accredited qualifications and certificates relevant to the role

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  • Induction includes a minimum of; 3 x half day classroom based sessions, 14 online learning units and shadowing care calls. As an employee-owned organisation, we pay everyone for successfully completing their induction.
  • We will ask you about your availability at interview to discuss a potential working pattern that meets the needs of the service and the people we support.

    Typically, we ask people to work a mixture of evenings and weekends, for example; alternate weekends, and 2 evenings per week. If you have applied for a weekend only job, then we will expect that you will be available to work weekends.
  • The majority of our colleagues tend to work on early and late shifts, some colleagues work full days.

    EARLY shifts tend to be from 7:00am to 2:00pm and LATE shifts tend to be from 3:00pm to 10:00pm
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