Support Worker

The Disabilities Trust
Full Time
Cramlington NE23
Up to £11.92 an hour
Posted 4 days ago
Job description
Support Worker Cramlington Salary: upto £11.92 per hour Hours: Flexible working hours available Here is your opportunity to start a career in support work. You do not need experience in care or support roles – we provide a full induction and specialist training and coaching. Working with physically disabled adults with complex needs at a purpose-built unit with a great access to the community. You’re there to support people and enable individuals to meet their own needs and sometimes helping them gain the skills and confidence to live independently and/or return home. You will help the individuals access the community go swimming, the cinema sports events concerts just to name a few depending on the individuals’ interests. You will share the journey with these inspiring people as they overcome hurdles, achieve milestones, and reach the goals they’ve set. You can make a massive difference and inspire the people you work alongside. We have full and part-time roles on offer. Why join us? The Disabilities Trust is a charity that aims to improve the lives of people with brain injuries in the UK. Our assessment centres, rehabilitation units and hospitals use expert neurorehabilitation to support people to regain the skills they have lost. We treat people with a range of brain injuries – sustained through trauma, illness, substance abuse and more – to recover and meet their personal goals. Our employees are incredibly passionate about the jobs they do – you’ll find a strong team spirit across our services and amazing colleagues who always pull together and look out for each other. The Role This role is based in Jane Percy House, a 25-bed purpose-built unit in Cramlington Northumberland which provides care and support to people with physical disabilities and complex needs. We have a sensory room and a sensory garden. We will train you to provide personalised support to people who use our service and in your induction, you will get to know how to work alongside and support them. You will follow individual support plans to meet the needs and aspirations of each person. You’ll get huge job satisfaction from seeing the people you are supporting do more for themselves and live the life they want to live. If you’re interested in building a career, we’re here to support you all the way on your own journey. You will work to the Trusts values, be agile, resourceful courageous, connected, and have heart. We work to these values in every aspect of our role and the people who use our service are at the heart of everything we do. We provide a 4 week rota system where teams work together and this includes evening and weekend work. About you We’re not looking for any kind of specific experience. It is your personality and values that will make you a good fit for the role and our Charity. We can train and develop you to become a great rehabilitation support worker if you:
  • have genuine empathy for our residents, with the positivity, patience, and resilience to support them through the difficult times of their rehabilitation
  • enjoy teamwork and take pride in getting a job done well alongside your colleagues
  • have excellent face to face communication skills and a good standard of literacy
  • have good time management skills and the ability to prioritise your own workload.
Rewards You can look forward to excellent benefits, including handy discounts on many brands and services.
  • A competitive rate of upto £11.92 per hour
  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Excellent training and support
  • Group life assurance
  • Eye voucher scheme
  • Free parking
  • Nationwide employee staff discounts incl. eating out and shopping
  • Blue Light Card: provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store
We also put a big focus on employee wellbeing and support. It matters to us that you feel at your best. Career development is a priority. We will ensure you get all the training and learning opportunities you need to achieve your goals. To join our friendly team please press apply now. **Please note: we will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis until the role is filled therefore, we recommend applying as soon as possible.** *All successful candidates are subject to compliance checks including 3 years of checkable references and DBS/PVG checks* The Disabilities Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive organisation. It’s a place where we recognise, celebrate, and live our values which includes offering a range of inclusive employment policies and staff engagement forums to support employees from all backgrounds.

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