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Support Worker / Care Assistant - Fishponds (GC)

Graeme Close - Fishponds
8.30 per hour + excellent benefits

Job Ref: EG26

Full Time Hours 37.5 per week

Job Ref: EG26
Full Time Hours 37.5 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 Graeme Close, Fishponds, Bristol with a basic of £8.30 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.

WHY APPLY?

Graeme Close is a 16 bedded Residential Recovery Pathway Service that is well integrated within the Fishponds community. We support people with a wide range of mental health and dementia needs.
We are seeking to appoint an individual to work in a supervised capacity within our recovery mental health service. You will be expected to have person centred values and be able to demonstrate them with our client group.
You will need to be flexible with the shifts you can work which include some waking nights

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:

  • 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.

For an informal discussion about the job role please contact Elva Bennett, Home Manager, on 0117 9652696

Alternatively, to apply for this role please complete the below application form and return it to recruitment@milestonestrust.org.uk

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.
 

Closing Date: Ongoing  

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