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Role Description

Support Worker 

Location: Dorset, BH22 

Salary: £11.44 per hour (£22,308 per year, pro rata) + Benefits

Hours: full time or part time, on a shift rota basis.

 

  • Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you!
  • 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

Who will you be supporting?

We provide supported living services for adults with a range of disabilities. We specialise in supporting and assisting people with sight loss and offer individual personalised support in people's own homes throughout the Ferndown. We aim to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, ensuring the people we support are at the heart of everything we do at Dorset. 

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 or part - time hours  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.

 

As a support worker you will:

  • Provide emotional support to individuals and their families.
  • Provide support for individuals, such as helping with household tasks, personal care and paperwork. 
  • Assisting with activities and accessing the local community
  • Support and monitor their healthcare needs, including administering medication, attending appointments and with training, completing health actions plans.

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.

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!

Our Benefits

Pay and 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

 

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.