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Support Worker

NHS
Bedford
£15,007 /Year
Full-Time

Job Description

Location: Bedford

Annual Salary / Pay Rate: £15,007 pa / £780 per hour

Contract type: Permanent Full Time (37 hours) and Part Time (Various)

Shift patterns: 24/7 service consisting of earlies (generally 7am or 8am start), lates (generally 8pm or 9pm start), Bank holidays, sleep ins and waking nights (generally 9pm start). Please be aware the shift patterns will vary in regards to each service.

At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England. Support workers make a real difference, here at Turning Point – they provide support, and advice, to help each of our residents to achieve their potential.

Where will I work?

Our services in Bedford provides a relaxed and comfortable home for our residents, in a quiet residential area. We support older people with conditions such as chronic illnesses, poor mobility and dementia.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands–on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

Promoting the independence of our service users

Supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out, or going away on holiday

Arranging activities in the home and in the local community

Personal care, manual handling & helping with medication

What skills and qualities do I need to have?

While some knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn’t essential. You will be:

Passionate and enthusiastic

Flexible, patient and non–judgemental

Able to demonstrate good IT and communication skills

Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling

What benefits will I receive?

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:

Excellent training and development

A pension plan & annual leave with an option to buy and sell

A car (for some roles) and travel expenses

Family/flexible leave, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan, & Bike 2 Work scheme

Free financial, legal and practical life advice, online health assessment tools, counselling services, and support from an occupational health and well–being provider

Why Turning Point?

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

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 support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives – here at Turning Point, we don’t just offer you a job: we offer you a career.

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






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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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