Support Worker - Independent Lives

Swindon Wiltshire
25 Days Holiday, excellent salary plus contributory pension scheme

Exciting career opportunity for a Support Worker in Swindon, assisting people with learning disabilities to promote and encourage independent living in their everyday lives. This is a permanent role, offering full time hours, providing support services across the Swindon community.

Ideally you will have previous experience of working in the community or a residential care home, supporting people with learning disabilities, however all relevant training is provided. As a Support Worker, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a friendly approach, with the core values and skills needed in order to manage complex situations in an ever-changing environment.

Taking full responsibility for the continuous assessment of each and every person, understanding their needs, monitoring the objectives and best outcomes in line with the Support/Care Plans will form a key role. You will have excellent written skills in order to accurately complete all confidential forms and records in line with The Care Act and CQC requirements.

The overall aim of a Support Worker is to build relationships with all people, working closely with families and support networks to bring about plenty of choice and independence, therefore improving and enriching daily lives, to include their health, social requirements and leisure activities.

This is a varied role within a friendly and supportive team, and provides opportunities for a variety of training. Successful applicants will be required to attend an induction programme as well as in-house, online and on-job coaching. Use of own transport is desirable as there are plenty of houses and facilities to visit, delivering positive outcomes for all.  

Employee benefits include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave, a career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme. Additional employee welfare and development services are offered to help sustain a long and rewarding career in Social Care.

As a Support Worker, you will have access to satisfactory employment references, be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check plus The Right to Work in The UK. Due to government stipulations, all applicants are expected to have received all COVID vaccinations (unless medially exempt)

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