Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new team in Melksham. You'll support three young people at an exciting time in their lives as they transition to living independently in their own, shared home.
We are recruiting for full time roles (37.5 hours) per week working flexibly across a rota. The salary for this role is £17,794 - £18,492 pa pro rata (£9.10 - £9.46 per hour), dependent on qualifications & experience. You have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services - paid at £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
This opportunity is for female applicants only, where gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
You’ll support three young people with a learning disability and autism who are in their early twenties in all aspects of their lives. Two of the individuals go to college in the day; so you’ll be supporting them with their cooking and independent living skills, they enjoy outings and going shopping. Part of this role will be to develop new activities for them to do. They all like structure and routine in their lives and this will be key in this role.
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 or find out more on our main website:
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. All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.
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.
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.
This role requires the post holder to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless they are exempt.