We are excited to be recruiting for a Support Workers to join our team at Pound Farm, Gorsley, Ross-on-Wye, HR9
Pound Farm is a Residential Living Service and is set within the countryside with extensive grounds. The accommodation has 5 individual flats which share communal areas.
You will be supporting up to 15 wonderful individuals both male and female with an age range of 18 to 65 with learning disabilities, therefore we are currently looking for positive and enthusiastic staff members.
You will need you to be able to be patient and understanding and able to work on your own initiative. You must be willing to support and encourage them to complete everyday tasks, including but not limited to personal care, emotional support, finances and supporting them with a variety of health appointments whilst also supporting them to develop new skills.
The people we care for are encouraged to follow their hobbies, for example listening to music, sightseeing, games, walking, visits out, being supported to make their own choices and decisions, and promoting independence.
About the role:
As a Support Worker, you will be working with individuals who may have complex and challenging needs, requiring behavioural support while promoting their independence. No two days are the same and the support you provide, makes a huge difference to the individual you will be supporting, helping them to live full and happy lives
We are therefore looking for individuals with a kind and caring nature, who can engage with people at all levels, whether that be verbally or by other means of communication. You will need be to demonstrate the level of patience and understanding required to be successful in this role.
If you have the following traits, then this is the job for you!
· Patient, understanding, friendly and caring.
· Vibrant, enthusiastic, and fun.
· Energetic and like physical outdoor activities, be able to engage with the people we support and have fun.
· Flexible and have a positive 'can always do’ attitude.
· Able to communicate with different people using a variety of approaches.
· Able to follow guidelines to help achieve a consistent approach.
· Able to share your interests and hobbies with the people we support.
· Be willing and able to provide personal care to the people we support if needed
· Be willing to work towards a relevant Health and Social Care qualification if needed
Benefits We Offer you as a Support Worker:
Paid DBS Check prior to starting with us.
28 days’ annual leave, rising to up to 38 days depending on length of service
Pension scheme contributions
Double pay if you work on bank holidays
Life assurance equal to 3x your salary
Bereavement Counselling service
Stress helpline and Counselling
Eye care vouchers (dependent on position)
Long service awards
Outstanding work bonus payments
Recommend a friend bonus... Earn Money
Employee Assistance Programme
Favourable and flexible working hours, including part-time roles and a minimum guaranteed hours (MGH) scheme for suitable positions
Competitive Rates of Pay, above Living Wage
About Walsingham Support:
We are Walsingham Support, a charity that has been supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and complex needs across England and Wales since 1986. We pride ourselves on putting the individuals we support at the centre of everything that we do enabling us to deliver truly person-centred support solutions that provide independence and happiness. Providing Residential Care, Supported Living Services and Outreach to people we care for who either have a learning disability, an autistic spectrum disorder with associated complex challenging needs and/or a mental health diagnosis.
We pride ourselves on putting the individuals we support at the centre of everything that we do enabling us to deliver truly person-centred support solutions that provide independence and happiness, working for us often means that no two days are the same, but the care and support we give is of consistently high quality, with CQC rating all our services good, and many outstanding.
*Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.
*Some roles will require staff members to drive, where indicated.