Job details
Posting date: 26 June 2020
Salary: £8.72 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 26 July 2020
Location: Penistone, Sheffield
Company: CareTech Community Services LTD
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: Springfield SW

Apply for this job


The Organisation: CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.

The Role: We are looking for Support Workers to join us at one of our Residential Services in Penistone. This site is a shared house and is home to four supported individuals. The service is within walking distance of Penistone train station and is commutable from surrounding areas via bus links but may be preferable for a driver/someone who lives locally.

This is quite an intensive service, supporting individuals requiring various levels of support. These individuals have mental health issues and/or learning difficulties and may display challenging behaviour. We are providing individuals with practical and emotional care, enabling them to have fulfilled lives, gain further independence and achieve positive outcomes. You will also need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays and weekends.

Responsibilities of a Support Worker:

•To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment
•To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and other whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality
•To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events
•To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required
•To work as part of a team to provide high quality care

The successful candidate for the role will have:

• NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards
•Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues is desirable but not essential
•The ability to keep calm under pressure
•Confidence to work alone and as part of a team
•Excellent communication skills
•The passion to work with vulnerable Adults
•The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding

Due to the nature of the position, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.

Unfortunately due to the large volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact all candidates. If you have not heard from us within the next 14 days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.