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Support Worker

  • Location:

    Fareham, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.21 - £9.15 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

We are currently seeking a full time Support Worker to work within a supported living unit and assisting the client within the community. This is a unique role where you will be supporting a gentleman with learning disabilities in the Wickham area of Fareham.

The job can be quite physically demanding and is a 2:1 support role whilst he is out in the community. The gentleman likes to go for long walks in the woods, running, jumping & swimming so you must be active and happy to be doing a varied, community based role for much of the time. The rest of the role will be helping to support the gentleman within his supported living unit owned by the organisation.

It is essential that you are a car driver for this role as you will be expected to drive the service users own car for community based activities.

Ideally you will have experience working with vulnerable people and challenging behaviours. Be happy to commit to a full time role that is usually 7am till 7pm shifts, but on occasions there will be a mid shift of 11-6 or 12-7 to be the second support in the community. This role includes working every other weekend (not expected to work full weekend)

The organisation:

The organisation believes in supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs to lead ordinary lives in their local communities. They pride themselves in helping people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice and control in their lives.

Our client works closely with vulnerable adults, their parents, carers and professionals to complete and deliver tailored care plans to ensure each service user has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Hours required:

- Full time 37.5 hours per week

- 7am til 7pm shifts

- Mid shifts as needed

- Every other weekend work

-Occasional night shift (Rarely required)

Job requirements:

- Car driver - you will be driving the gentleman's car when going out in the community

- An element of lone working required at the weekends, Morning and evenings

- Aiding in all elements of personal care.

- Experience advantageous

- Working within a support living role based in Wickham - Fareham

Benefits provided:

- Competitive salary

- 30 days annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays), rising to 35 days

- Pensions, including a money purchase scheme with employee and employer contributions

- An occupational sick pay scheme

- The opportunity of flexible working

- 10% enhancement for working overtime

- Paid training with financial bonuses for completion of awards and diplomas.

This permanent, full time position is working 37.5 hours per week. There is also the option for overtime should you wish for additional hours.

The successful candidate will be:

-Patient, inspiring and caring

-Be flexible in your working approach to adapt to the needs of the individuals in your care;

-A strong team player, confident and motivated

-Be able to assist with meal preparation, daily living tasks, medication assistance and all aspects of personal, social and emotional care. (Training can be provided)

-Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour

-You will have a willing attitude and be able to work as part of a team to encourage and support the service user in your care.

-Problem solving and the ability to think creativity

-Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals

At Vetro Care, we have over 100 years' combined recruitment experience helping people plan their career path, navigate the job market and find their ideal role. We are REC and CIW registered and pride ourselves on the service we offer our clients and candidates. We will work alongside you at all stages of the job application process and help you identify, apply for and secure your ideal role. Whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary position we're here to help.


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