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Support Worker

Priory Group

Job Description

Craegmoor has services across England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland, all providing innovative, creative support enabling people with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities to live the lives they want and have the opportunities they deserve.

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Job Advert Location Description

The Shieling supports 10 people with learning disabilities and complex needs at our homely and welcoming premises in Harrogate. We aim to provide a safe environment where everyone can make their own choices about the support they receive.

Leisure activities are a strong feature of The Shieling and everyone is encouraged to discuss their particular interests with staff so we are able to support them to participate whenever possible. People enjoy activities such as swimming, shopping, going out for meals, watching football and rugby matches, going to concerts, socialising in pubs, bowling and going on trips to places of interest.

During the week people attend daytime activities outside of the house. These include computer sessions, gardening, arts and crafts and woodwork.

At The Shieling, people also enjoy going on walks and developing skills such as cooking, doing laundry and ironing. People are supported and encouraged to be part of meal preparations and all dietary requirements can be met.

Job Advert Role Description

As a Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital; experience however is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support.

The Shieling is a 15 minute walk away from the main town and the local transport link is a short walk from the house, along with local shops. The service is opposite a park with a cafe and other facilities. There is a local college and many other amenities nearby, including a swimming pool, a library and a bowling alley

What we’d like from you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective organisational capability
  • Great team player
  • Flexibility to respond to the changing needs of those who we support
  • Strong “can do” attitude

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Just Drive scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option
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All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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