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. 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.
In this role based in Chalgrove, you’ll join a well-established team in supporting adults who have complex physical needs and learning disabilities. Leading busy, active lives and keen to try new things, they are looking for people to support them to do the things they enjoy both at home and in the community.
We are recruiting for a full time (37.5 hours), part time (30 hours) and a waking night positions.
As a ‘waking nights support worker’ in Chalgrove, you’ll have a guaranteed number of hours work each week on a rolling rota to include weekends. You’ll work nights/evenings from 9.15pm until 7.15am, this role is for 37.5 hours but part time hours will also be considered.
You’ll support the individuals at home with cooking, household tasks, and also with their personal care and medication. They want support to enable them to do the things they enjoy, both individually and as a group, including swimming, shopping, music and day trips. You’ll be supported by a friendly, experienced team and the individual’s families are also actively involved in their lives.
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. 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.
All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.
Full-time support workers work 37.5 hours plus one sleep-in a week (pay for these sleep-ins is included in the annual salary figures shown above). We also have some services where sleep-ins are not required and you may work some waking nights. The salary for these roles is £17,794 - £18,492 pa.
All support workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.
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.