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Job Role

Support Worker - Derby Lodge

Location: Leatherhead, KT22 8ET

Salary: Up to £10.30 to £13.70 per hour, Qualified.

  • Shift rate: £10.30 per hour weekdays and weekends up to 37.5 hours
  • Overtime rate: Weekdays £10.30 per hour and weekends £13.70
  • Sleep-ins are £50 per night (£1,200 per annum based on 2 sleep-ins per month).

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis.

Employment type: Full-time & Part-time, Permanent.

  • Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you! (Unqualified rate £9.90 per hour).
  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service).
  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants, and activities, plus eligibility for Blue Light Card discounts.

Please see below SeeAbility's extensive benefits and reward package!

No experience necessary, we will provide training!

Who will you be supporting?

Derby Lodge is a lively residential home for adults with a range of complex needs. All individuals predominantly have varying levels of learning disabilities and a visual impairment. We provide support for additional needs, including wheelchair users from various physical disabilities, epilepsy, diabetes, heart issues, mental health problems, dual sensory loss, kidney disease and management of cancer.

At Derby Lodge, we are looking for calm, patient and resilient Support Workers who will take the time to get to know the people we support and will be able take a calm and consistent approach towards motivating them to engage in the activities they like and enjoy. You can expect to support with a range of daily living tasks which can involve personal care, laundry, meal preparation and medication administration.

This is a challenging role but very rewarding for the right person. Our homes each have their own welcoming and experienced team of Support Workers, Deputy’s and Managers who will assist you in your journey and help your professional development.

About you

You will be looking for full-time hours 37.5 per week and happy to work on a rota basis, covering a combination of mornings, evenings and weekend support.

Although we welcome you if you've been a Care Assistant, Support Worker or equivalent, experience isn’t necessary. At SeeAbility, our values are of upmost importance to us, paired with a kind, caring and an enthusiastic approach.

If this, is you, then we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for people who embrace differences, promote inclusivity and value and respect one another.

Ideally you will be a driver with a manual licence.

About us

Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.

We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss, to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible. Whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.

Training and Development

At SeeAbility, we fully support your training and development. You will start with an extensive Induction programme and throughout your probationary period you will be equipped with face-to-face training, e-learning and guidance to support you whilst in your new role.

Your continued development is important to us, therefore, SeeAbility offer the means to progress your career, your way! You will learn and be supported in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!

Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity

SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of the young people and adults we support. Therefore, we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.

SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support.

COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you, and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

Additionally, some of our services requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after the first.

 

Our Benefits

Your rewards

Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
  • Fully paid essential training
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
  • Annual excellence awards
  • Long service awards and recognition
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future

Your work-life balance

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
  • Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future 
  • Refer a friend and receive £600
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
 
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