Support Worker

We are looking for full time support workers to work in Merthyr Tydfil. At least two evenings a week and every other weekend.

We are currently seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Support Workers to join our ever-growing care team. Our Support Workers work as part of a team, assisting and enabling the people we support within their home and in the community. Do you have varied life experience or a real desire to make a difference? If so, we would like to hear from you..

The role will support people with every aspect of daily living such as personal care, meal preparation, check in service and domestic duties.

£9.03 per hour, £9.03 travelling time and 20p per mile mileage.

Full training provided.

About us

We have 20 years experience in the Home Care Sector and we are governed and regulated by the CSSIW. Our aim is to ensure all our care is bespoke to ensure everyone’s needs are met and to ensure that individuals live an independent life, whilst staying in your own home. We are the registered to provide care services to the elderly, elderly frail. Specialising in people with a form of Dementia, people with a Learning Disability, people with a Mental Health Illness, people who substance mis-use and Palliative care. We are on the preferred providers list for RCT Social Services and work very closely with Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Social Services, Community Links and British Red Cross.

Experience

Due to the nature of the job we require our recruits to either have an NVQ/Diploma Level 2 or be willing to work towards it. It is a bonus if applicants have experience within the care sector but it is not necessary as full training is provided.

Skills/Abilities

Some of the skills that we require our Support Workers to have are as follows;

· Able to support individuals in a way which demonstrates an outworking of the Principle of Personal Value

· An ability to work well under pressure

· Able to effectively represent the needs and wishes of each person being supported and to encourage them to advocate on their own behalf

· Good listening and communication skills, both written and oral

· Able to write clear, accurate records

· Ability to use initiative; make decisions; respond appropriately in an emergency

· Able to work well within a team.

The individuals we support are the heart of everything we do, we always treat each person with dignity and respect. So, it is our main priority to find Support Workers with the same values and behaviour as our own.

Personal Qualities

· Respects the expressed choices of each person being supported

· Demonstrates a mature, responsible attitude

· Friendly with a sense of humour

· Patient, helps people we support to understand and to choose

· Uses appropriate coping mechanisms to manage stress and personal emotions

· Able to maintain confidentiality

· Willing to learn

· Flexible; welcomes change which improves service quality as a learning opportunity

· Organised, reliable and punctual.

· Available for flexible work patterns including evening, weekends and nights as required.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Part-time hours: 16 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: From £9.03 per hour

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: From £9.03 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension

Experience:

  • Support Environment: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Driving License (Required)
  • NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care (Preferred)
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