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support worker

  • Location:

    Fareham, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £8.50 per hour + enhancements for bank holidays,

  • Contact:

    Faye Stovell

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


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  • Consultant:

    Faye Stovell

Our client is currently seeking a strong, confident and physically fit support worker to work within a supported living unit based in Wickham, Fareham. This is predominantly a community based role working with a gentleman who is very active. You will be dealing with some challenging behaviours and learning difficulties therefore you will be an experienced support worker and a car driver happy to drive the service users car. This role is full time, permanent job, paying £8.50 / hour.

We are currently seeking a full time support worker to work within an assisted support role. This is a unique role where you will be supporting a gentleman with behaviours that can challenging and sometime unpredictable. The job can be quite physically demanding and is a 2:1 support role whilst he is out in the community. Although there is home based care involved, 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.

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 til 7pm shifts, some 11am til 5pm shifts and every other weekend.

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 or nights.
- mainly working on a 2:1 support basis.
- aiding in all elements of personal care.
- Experience advantageous but not essential.
- Working within a support assistance role based in Wickham.

You must be flexible in your working approach to adapt to the needs of the individuals in your care; be able to assist with meal preparation, daily living tasks, medication assistance and all aspects of personal, social and emotional care. restraint training would be advantageous. 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 in order for him to lead an ordinary life in his local community.

This permanent, full time position is working 37.5 hours per week.

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 clients work closely with the vulnerable adults, their parents, carers and professionals to complete and deliver tailored care plans to ensure each service user reaches their full potential.

The successful candidates will be:

  • Patient, inspiring and caring
  • A strong team player, confident and motivated
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • flexible
  • Problem solving and the ability to think creativity
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

We currently have a number of roles available additional to the vacancy also .. so if this role isn't quite what you are looking for please feel free to contact me to discuss our other support workers and care assistance jobs - these range from full and part time work; contracted; permanent as well as adhoc shifts. The roles are across Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham. Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat if you feel any of the above is of interest to you.

If you feel you have the skills and experience suited to this role please apply or feel free to give me a call for more information or an informal chat about this or other roles we have Faye stovell - 0746984010.

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.

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