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Female Support Worker

Job Description

Please note we have Full and Part Time vacancies available.

At Turning Point, we support people with learning disabilities across England. As a Support Worker, you’ll make a real difference as you provide support and advice to help each of the people who use our services to achieve their potential. Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own experience too, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly team.

This is a hands–on job in which you’ll support individuals with personal care, helping with medication as well as a full range of daily activities, including cleaning and cooking, working alongside an individual on your own or with colleagues. You’ll arrange activities in the home and in the local community, set up appointments, and support people to make small and big decisions in their day–to–day lives. Our Support Workers are committed to ensuring that people with learning disabilities lead varied and rewarding lives, and are actively engaged in making sure that can happen. As we make the transition towards more independent supported living, that could mean getting involved with anything from accompanying people to the shops to organising a day out, or going away on holiday.

While some knowledge of supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn’t essential. What is essential is that you are flexible and patient and are able to view situations from a service user’s perspective. Situations can sometimes be difficult and challenging, so you’ll need to be non–judgmental, with a sensitive approach and a good understanding of how to support people during these times. At a practical level, you’ll need good IT and communication skills including numeracy and literacy in order to produce reports and support plans. You must also be fit enough to take on the more physical aspects of the role, like manual handling. A full driver’s license is desirable.

Why Turning Point?

Everyone has their own unique reason for choosing Turning Point. It might be our passion for making a difference – not a profit. It could be the fact no two days are ever the same. Or it could be the chance to join an organisation that cares as much about your career development as you do. But whatever your reason, you’ll enjoy working with like-minded people who believe in the power of what they do.

Of course, we know it’s not about the money. But that doesn’t mean we don’t reward our people for their invaluable work with a benefits package that includes:

  • Pension plan
  • Annual leave and option to buy/sell it
  • Flexible working/job share (wherever we can)
  • Child care vouchers (for tax and NI savings)
  • Season ticket loan
  • Bike 2 Work (for tax and NI savings)
  • Learning and Development
  • Car (for some roles)
  • Travel expenses
  • Family/flexible leave (such as parental, sabbatical or adoption)
  • Free financial, legal and practical life advice
  • Online health assessment tools
  • Counseling services
  • Support from an occupational health and well-being provider

Running services on a not–for–profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services– and our people. So if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to supporting people with learning disabilities to live fulfilling lives Turning Point offers you a great career opportunity.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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