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Role Description

Female Support Worker

Please note: If you require a Visa to work in the UK, SeeAbility is currently unable to support any sponsorship requests

  • Location: Wellington, Somerset, TA21
  • Salary: £12.00 per hour (£23,400 per year, pro rata) plus Benefits 
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis
  • Employment type: Full-time, Permanent
Are you a calm, caring and a resilient person, who thrives on helping others to achieve?

Can you keep calm in a crisis and have had exposure to behaviours that challenge?

Do you live in the local area and have the Right to Work in the UK?

 

If you have answered YES to the above, you could be exactly what we are looking for. Come and be part of something extraordinary!

 

We are on the lookout for Female Support Workers who are calm, patient, and resilient. You will need to have a consistent approach to assisting the people we support to engage in the interests they love. If you are looking to make a real difference, Fiennes House is the place for you!

Furthermore, as Support Worker you will be responsible for: 

  • Daily activities such as personal care; laundry; meal preparation; medication and administration
  • Getting to know the people you will care for and help them to live the life they want to live
  • Taking personal responsibility for the quality of care and assistance delivered to the people you will care for
  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people you will take care of
  • Helping the people you will assist plan towards and achieve both short and long term aims
  • Planning and be in favour of activities, such as vacations, learning and social engagements always being creative and exploring new opportunities 
  • Assisting the people, you will assist to manage their personal affairs making, preparing for, and attending any appointments
  • Ensuring the people, you will assist and their families, are treated with respect, dignity, and equality
  • To work in accordance with SeeAbility’s values

We are looking for someone who can devote to 37.5 hours per week and are willing to work on a shift rota basis, covering mornings, evenings, and weekends.

*This post is exempt from the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, Part 1) which provides for the application of a genuine occupational requirement.
 

Who will you be supporting?

At Fiennes House we support 12 adults with a range of disabilities including learning and physical disabilities, sight loss, complex health conditions including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism. 

People at Wellington location are a very active group who enjoy going out for fun activities such as day trips to the seaside or to music concerts, bowling, and discos. They also watch movies, love cooking/baking (and tasting the end result!), gardening for the lovely smells from the herbs and flowers, foot spa and pamper sessions, sensory sessions and stories.

They also enjoy the comfort of their own home, each bedroom has a fully accessible ensuite bathroom, we also have a separate jacuzzi bath.

As a support worker your contribution will be invaluable. If you are looking to make a real difference, Fiennes House is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • Providing direct support when displaying behaviours to enable them to participate in a wide range of activities
  • Ensure good working practice including understanding and awareness of health and safety
  • To promote independence and develop skills whilst assisting with all tasks necessary to ensure positive life experiences
  • To work positively with other agencies, parents, carers, and other services to ensure person-centred care for people we support
  • Develop and contribute to the maintenance of  records and support plans and function as a Key worker when required
  • To support our people to maintain a clean-living environment appropriate to meet their individual needs
  • To participate in regular and ongoing training relevant to everyone's needs
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
  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Free Winter Breakfast Club – January to March

 

Your work-life balance

  • 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 (Support Workers to Deputy only)
  • Paid DBS and renewals
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted mobile phone options

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Organisational Sick Pay Scheme after 6 months service starting at 2 weeks and increases with service up to 12 weeks at 3 years' service
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
  • Free eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership 

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 have 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 have support in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!

Safer Recruitment and Diversity

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

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