Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker in Bodmin and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. You’ll support people with learning disabilities and autism at home and in the community to live life more freely. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
You’ll join our friendly team, supporting four people with a learning disabilities, and complex health needs to maintain as much independence as possible, and be involved in as many of their day-to-day choices and decisions as possible. Although some of the care we provide is complex, they live very fulfilled lives and enjoy accessing their community; there’s lots of variety. You’ll support individuals in all aspects of daily living; from cooking to managing finances. Supporting people with their personal care and medication needs is also key. This role will suit someone who enjoys music, theatre films, walking and most importantly, making a difference to someone's day. There will be a need to support individuals in the community, pushing wheelchairs and to drive their vehicles.
You will be given full training and inducation before lone working, which will include PEG and epilepsy management.
Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.
If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression. View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video:
You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. You will be engaging and have a can do attitude when advocating for the people you support. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full driving licence is essential for some roles.
We provide a range of benefits.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic.
In line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.