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Support Worker / Care Assistant - Kingswood (MUL)
Mulberry House - Kingswood
£8.66 per hour + excellent benefits
Job Ref: SP483
Full and Part Time Hours Available: 30 / 37.5 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Worker to join Milestones Trust. We are a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a 32 year history of offering person-centred support to vulnerable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia.
Based at Mulberry House, Kingswood, Bristol with a basic of £8.47 per hour + excellent benefits, you will be responsible for encouraging and supporting service users to define and develop their chosen lifestyles through personal centred care in our residential services.
Mulberry House is a detached bungalow located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Kingswood; the home is spacious and provides accommodation for five people who has moderate to severe Learning difficulties. The home has a beautiful garden with a range of shrubs seating areas and patio. Our residents are supported in an individual way to ensure that they lead full and active lives.
It is important for the people living at Mulberry house to have support to access to their community to pursue their hobbies and to engage in activities of interest to them including shopping, swimming, social clubs, pubs and Church.
We are seeking to recruit someone who is enthusiastic, enjoys being with people and has a sense of fun.
In return, we will offer you some excellent benefits including:
- Up to 26 days’ holiday and 8 days’ bank holiday entitlement
- Family friendly/work-life balance policies
- Company pension scheme & health cash plan (BHSF)
- Free parking at most Trust services
- Comprehensive induction and learning and development opportunities
- Access to all levels of training appropriate to your role and career progression with the Trust.
THE ROLE: As Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:
- We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within Milestones Trust.
- To encourage and enable service users to make day-to-day choices and major life decisions, signposting as appropriate, and to develop a positive self-image and maintain good health.
- To support service users to develop relationships to maintain contact with family and friends.
- To provide service users with the agreed necessary support to maximise their independence and to develop social and life skills
YOU: The successful Support Worker will:
- Be educated to GCSE Level A-C or equivalent in Maths and English or ability to pass numeracy and literacy.
- Have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with team members, service users and a range of stakeholders.
- Have a caring manner and a tolerant nature, experience within the sector is not essential as we will provide you with training required to carry out your duties.
- Be able to support people with their personal hygiene needs and have some understanding of non-verbal communication.
- Due to the location of the home and the need to access activities within the local community, it is a preferred that staff are able to drive
For an informal discussion about the job role please contact Lizzie Barrell (Home manager) on 01179 614657
Alternatively, to apply for this role please complete the below application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees. If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB) A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment. Committed to Equality and Diversity for all Registered Charity No. 294377.