Residential Support Worker, Older Adults

  • Location

    Basingstoke, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Learning Disability, Elderly Care Homes

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £8.21-£9.21 per hour DOE

  • Contact:

    Amanda Wright

  • Contact email:

    perms@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    ZL/6/SW/Basingstoke

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-18

We are looking for individuals who are looking to start a career in Social Care or have some experience as a Support Worker.  Do you live in the Basingstoke or Winchester Area of Hampshire?   Why not become a Support Worker for Older Adults aged over 65 years old with Mild-Moderate Learning Disabilities and start your career in this wonderful Sector? This social care job is 9 mins outside of Basingstoke Centre on the main bus route, with buses running every 15 minutes or 28 Minutes from Winchester, close to the M3.

Who would I be working for?

Awarded "Outstanding" by CQC is one of the highest achievements you can receive in Social Care.  Founded over 15-years ago the organisation had one vision, and that was to ensure the people they supported felt safe, are supported and thrive!  The staff team all enjoy coming to work, the training is of a very high standard and with a rating of 4.3 out of 5 on a leading employer review site, some of the reviews include:

  • "What a fun place to work"
  • "I love making the Adults Smile"
  • "I find this job so rewarding"
  • "I Come to work and play games, whilst working with a fabulous team, we are like one big family"
  • I absolutely adore my job, but I adore the residents more"
  • "The Support provided is what I would expect for my own family"
  • "They want to develop and empower each individual they support, allowing them to lead a meaningful and fulfilled life"

The people we support live in a 5 Bedded Residential Home, they all have their own lovely rooms, we provide support to them, so they are able to live as independently as possible.  So, in a lot of ways, it doesn't feel like you are going to work as you are supporting the individuals in a very homely environment.  We spend a lot of time in the games room and in the summer a lovely garden where we can have BBQ's.  

What does a Support Worker do?

  •  Caring for someone is different from Supporting someone, when you support someone it means you will encourage them to do things for themselves.
  •  Assist with skills development with things like cooking, budgeting, shopping, laundry, health, and hygiene.
  •  Supporting our individuals to take part in activities outside of their home - perhaps you have a hobby you can share too!
  • Encouraging with eating, drinking and even supporting someone to cook themselves.
  • To come up with ideas for leisure activities, days out and things to do.
  • To be an advocate for an individual, keep them safe and be their best friend!

Hours & benefits

  • Full-time roles, permanent days or nights available;
  • Day shift is from 07:45 am to 20:00pm includes sleep-ins.
  • Every Wednesday is split shift (07:45 to 15:00, or 13:00 to 20:00).
  • Waking night staff work from 19:45 to 08:00.
  • Sleeping in overnight, 19:45 to 22:00, sleep overnight and be ready to start work at 07:00
  • £25 per sleep-in.
  • Fantastic training packages and NVQ qualifications provided, so this could be the first step on an exciting career journey for you.

Starting a career in Adult Social Care as a Support Worker is just the beginning of your Career journey, with a wealth of opportunities to progress to a Senior Support Worker (Supervising a Staff Team) and then on to Managerial roles, this can be a very rewarding and exciting career opportunity for you.  You do need to have the passion to want to support someone, have lots of patience and be a genuinely caring person.

How To Apply to become a Support Worker

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