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Role Description

Support Worker - Drivers only

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

  • Location: Clanfield, Waterlooville, PO8
  • Salary: £12.00 per hour (£23,400 per year) plus Benefits 
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis
  • Employment type: Full-time, Permanent, Flexible

You must hold UK full Driving Licence to apply for this role


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 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 37.5 hours per week and are willing to work on a shift rota basis, covering mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Who will you be supporting?

You will be part of a fantastic new team supporting a young gentleman who is moving from his family home to his own home. The gentleman has a diagnosis of severe learning disabilities and autism as well as having nutritional needs and will present with complex behavioural challenges.

As a support worker your contribution will be invaluable. You will be working with support from Seeability’s Positive Behavioural consultants . Person specific training will be provided to ensure we are providing the best support available to this gentleman as he begins his journey in his new home and surroundings . 

The gentleman you will be supporting loves spending time in the community  and at home . He enjoys participating in activities such as   zip wires, hydrotherapy, walking and spending time using his IPad.

It will be preferable but not mandatory if you hold Full UK Driving License to drive him at his appointments and preferred community based activities. 

If you are looking to make a real difference, Jacobs Close is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • Providing direct support when displaying behaviours to enable him 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 person we support
  • Develop and contribute to the maintenance of  records and support plans and function as a Key worker when required
  • To support our gentleman to maintain a clean-living environment appropriate to meet his 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.