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Role Description

Weekends Support Worker - Female Drivers

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

You must hold a UK Driving licence to apply for this role
  • Location: Hedge End, Southampton, SO30
  • Salary: £12.00 per hour plus  Benefits 
  • Hours: up to 30 hours per week, Saturday to Sunday on a shift rota basis
  • Employment type: Part-time, Permanent, Flexible


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 drive and hold a manual UK Licence?

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. 

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 30 hours per week and are willing to work on a shift rota basis, covering 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 Hampshire Support Living Service we support 12 adults with a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, epilepsy, mental health, physical disability, autism, visual impairment and British Sign Language use. 

People at Southampton homes are a very active group who spend a lot of time getting out for walks, bike riding and swimming. We love engaging with the local community by visiting churches and discovering old buildings. We also enjoy funny activities such as bowling, cinema and theatre. 

As a support worker your contribution will be invaluable. You’ll work as a team to ensure an outstanding support in line with our vision and best centred care. If you are looking to make a real difference, Hampshire Support Living Service 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

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
  • 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.