At our Carrswood Day Service in Bath, we have the perfect opportunity to join a team who makes a difference to our community and its service users. Our team offers a vibrant and busy day service for Adults with Learning Disabilities to access groups and activities which are therapeutically underpinned to meet their individual needs.
The service supports up to 70 service users over the week, working within a team of 40 staff comprised of support workers and care assistants. The hours of the service are Monday to Friday between 9-5 where you will also have the chance to work alongside the wider Learning Disabilities team including social workers, speech and language therapists and other complex needs staff.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of a team who provides services that make a difference to their service users, including providing therapy-based groups and helping service users meet their personal goals.
Your main responsibilities as a Support Worker will include:
- Facilitating groups and working 1:1 with service users
- Supporting service users with personal care in a sensitive and dignified manner
- Communicating effectively and appropriately with service users, family members, carers, colleagues, managers and other agencies to enable holistic support to service users
- Supporting service users with varying needs including individuals with physical multiple learning disabilities and those with complex health conditions
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will be passionate about delivering excellent care and support to service users with learning disabilities and a drive to support our individuals with all aspects of care needs. It is not essential to have experience in care or working with those with learning disabilities, but this would be desirable.
Part of this role includes participating in group activities such as hydro pool or trampoline activities for service users. Therefore, some of your responsibilities can be a somewhat physically demanding however training is provided for manual handling and lifting where necessary.
As a Support Worker/ Assistant, you’ll be part of our valued team in our Carrswood Day Service in Twerton, Bath.
You will feel valued as a Support Worker/ Assistant within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:
- A salary of £21,000 (pro-rata) with access to our group pension
- Free tea and coffee at your base location
- Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
- Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
- Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
- Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
- An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
- The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission
About the Company
We change lives by transforming health and care.
Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do.
We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.
While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.
As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.