- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- BEXLEY GB
Heritage Care is a charitable organisation that provides a range of flexible individualised care and support services for people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and older people.
We look to recruit people who both embody and share our values: People that always behave with integrity and that seek to inspire everyone they come in contact with. People that respect diversity and value inclusiveness . People that constantly innovate to meet the needs of those we serve and impact lives in a positive way.
Hours of Work: Full time and part time positions
Hourly rate: £8.25 per hour rising to £8.75 after probation
As a support worker you will need to develop warm and trusting relationships with people with learning disabilities to help them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. No two days are the same – you will be supporting the tenants to undertake household chores, including planning and preparing meals to supporting them in leisure, education and employment services inside and outside of the home on an as and when required basis.
Experience with epilepsy is essential. Experience of caring/supporting people with mental health support needs in a paid or voluntary capacity is desirable, you will also need to have exceptional relationship building skills as you will be part of an experienced staff team working inside their homes. Excellent listening and communication skills and a positive encouraging attitude is a must. You will need to be able to demonstrate a good standard of written, verbal and numeracy skills as well as good basic IT skills. Most important is a genuine passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.
You will be required to work shifts, including evenings, weekends and possible "sleep-ins" or "on call" duties.
The benefits we offer include
28 days holiday including bank holidays
Child Care Vouchers
Bike to work scheme
Discount scheme with a wide range of retailers
Refer a friend scheme
Interest free season ticket loan for travel
No particular qualifications are required but the Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 or related qualification would be helpful.
We also offer an excellent career progression, extensive training and support will be provided. We provide QCF training (recognised by the City & Guilds) which can lead to formal nationally recognised care qualifications.
You can apply online or send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com
All successful candidates are subject to full pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service.