Support Worker

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  • Salary From £22,000 Per Year
  • Salary To £26,000 Per Year
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Support Worker

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1BY
Salary: Up to £24,960 per annum pro rata, £12 ph (based on 40 hours per week) plus excellent benefits
Contract: Part time, Permanent
Hours: 16 hours per week

Advertising End Date: We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy when we feel we have enough suitable candidates

Benefits – We Are Offering:

As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with long service.
  • Pension contributions into NEST Scheme on a salary sacrifice basis meaning NI savings
  • £500 onboarding payment
  • Private Health Care scheme funded by Oaklea.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Access to foundation and bespoke training and development
  • Sleep ins paid at £78.30 per night

Would you like to finish work each day knowing that you have made a difference?

At Oaklea we work in partnership with the individuals we support (our customers). We strive to support people within the framework of the seven keys to Citizenship; Love, Freedom, Life, Purpose, Help, Money and Home.

Every employee wants a purposeful job – to do something meaningful. At Oaklea, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and advocate.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you – but you’ll get back so much more. With us, it is never ‘just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Support Worker / Lifestyle Co-ordinator – About the role:

We are looking for new support workers to join out established team in Barrow-in-Furness who provide care and support to Adults with Learning Disabilities.

You need to be a good communicator, be compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental. Your customers will need support in setting and achieving their own personal goals and expect the staff who support them to be encouraging, enabling and promoting life skills.

Our teams are forward thinking and have a positive outlook to life. Your customers will look to you for motivation, guidance and direction, they want to be the given the opportunity to live a full and rewarding life.

When asked what they wanted from the staff who support them the Customers requested that you have a sense of fun and that you will need to be involved in many aspects of the Customers daily lives including maintaining relationships, forging new friendships and encouraging confidence and self-belief.

You will be required to support customers to access the local community and to try new experiences. Some of the Customers enjoy activities such as swimming and walking but there is so much more they would like to do and you can help to make their lives exciting and varied. Support will also be required for each person in areas such as health, budgeting and domestic tasks.

Sleep in shifts and some weekend working will be included in your rota.

Support Worker – What we need from you:

You do not need to have experience, but it is essential that you share our values.  As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with progression opportunities throughout your career with us.

You need to be a good communicator, be compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental. Your customers will need support in setting and achieving their own personal goals and expect the staff who support them to be encouraging, enabling and promoting life skills.

An Enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate (Paid for by Oaklea, T&Cs apply)

Come and join a team on a new adventure of supported living with people of differing abilities, who love being active and are looking for new ways to be involved in their community and have fun. You will be required to work closely with a small team. You must be confident in communicating with people who may who may have challenges communicating with you.

If you would like to be a part of a caring and supportive organisation that puts the customer at the centre of all we do, we would love to hear from you, click on ‘APPLY’ today forwarding a recent copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.

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