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Support Worker (Acrefield House, Wirral)

Job Description

MHC are expanding and looking to recruit passionate and skilled individuals to join our existing teams in helping to make the difference in peoples lives.

Support Worker - Acrefield

Reference: SW15082016. Location: Acrefield House, Wirral, North West

Are you looking for a rewarding job? Are you a creative and caring person?

Due to significant growth plans, MHC have superb opportunities for highly motivated individuals looking to kick start or continue a career supporting people with learning disability and mental health needs.

Your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assisting residents to develop and maintain day to day life skills, whilst promoting independence
  • Actively encouraging residents to participate in social, educational and leisure pursuits or general activities and providing practical support to enable them to do so
  • Acting as a role model for residents
  • Supporting residents with personal care as outlined in individual care plans
  • Devising and implementing programmes to encourage more self-help and develop new ways of helping service users cope with life events

To be considered for a role of Support Worker you MUST have the following knowledge, skills and attributes;

  • Commitment and enthusiasm to working with people with learning disability and mental health needs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibly, including evening and weekends
  • Desire to learn new skills
  • Dedication to providing the best quality of care and support possible
  • Ability to display empathy, warmth, patience and understanding
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • A willingness to undertake QCF Level ii in Health and Social Care

In return;

You’ll receive superb training and development opportunities in order to kick start or refresh your career. MHC enables individuals to improve their personal careers within a friendly, supportive team also offering a wide verity of residential and hospital locations to match your long term career path.

Salary: £670 - £765 per hour (level dependent on experience and qualifications) Pay Review Pending

Other Benefits: Generous annual leave entitlement, complementary refreshments and meals whilst on shift, free eye care vouchers, childcare voucher scheme, free onsite parking, workplace pension, and company paid DBS check.

Hours of Work: 375 hours per week working either morning, afternoon, or night shifts.

Contract Type: Permanent

For a full job description and person specification (and to apply) please contact ( Email address removed )

Location Details:

Acrefield House provides care for up to 12 adults who have a moderate to severe learning disability and who may have additional complex health conditions and sensory impairment. Whilst for some, placement at Acrefield may be an opportunity to develop living skills in readiness for more independent living, for others it will be a lifespan service, providing for an individual’s changing needs. Strong links with community health service providers ensures support with continuing health needs.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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