Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a bank support worker in Devizes and discover a genuinely rewarding role where working on a casual basis gives you flexibility. In this key worker role you’ll support people with a learning disability, autism, or both, at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training. Alternatively you may have social care experience as a care assistant or care worker.
You’ll have flexibility and access to shifts that suit you; you could work for a day here and there, for a number of months, evenings only or weekends only. As this is a casual role shifts are not guaranteed.
You’ll join our friendly teams, enabling people with a learning disability to increase their independence; 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. As a casual support worker you’ll also support people to do things in their community; from shopping and going on day trips to sport and visiting day centres. Find out more about these aspects of the role and being a casual bank support worker on our main website.
If you’re new to health and social care, we provide full training including the nationally recognised Care Certificate. View our video of a ‘day in the life of a support worker’:
You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. A full driving licence is essential for some roles.
Before your first shift you’ll complete the required essential training. You’ll then start as a probationary bank worker, until you’ve completed all the relevant training and have worked the required probationary hours, during which time you'll receive plenty of support from our staff.
The salary for this role is £9.10 - £9.22 per hour, dependent on qualifications & experience.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:
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.
When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself. If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you when you start working for us. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.
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.