Coquet Trust have full and part time vacancies for Support Workers to provide person centred support to adults with learning disabilities. We are looking for individuals who share our values being committed, reliable, inspirational, trustworthy and inclusive.
We value our staff and offer full paid training, £70+ sleep-in rate, sick pay, additional leave with service, pension contribution, paid DBS check, and Blue light card accessing a range of discounts.
We have a full time position in the Morpeth area, where we support two brothers who live independently.
We are looking for someone to join the permanent team here, to build professional relationships with the people we support in order to deliver the highest quality care.
The people you will be supporting have a diagnosis of a learning disability. Both men enjoy leading fulfilling lives and enjoy Swimming, cinema, theatre, horse riding as well as mini overnight breaks and holidays. The men are looking for people who are fun, friendly and enjoy being active within the community. We are looking for people who will encourage the men in all aspects of their lives on a daily basis.
A sample shift pattern may be working 2-3 days out of 7 days, including weekends.
Majority of shifts start at 10am and always include a sleepover then finish at 10am the following morning. There is also a 2pm start and a 3pm start on two of the days due to the people attending a day service.
What we are looking for in you
This role would suit someone that enjoys providing a caring and inspiring environment for the people we support by ensuring they have regular activities and social outings.
The people we support at this location enjoy music / swimming / community groups / going for walks and you would have the outgoing and energetic personality to encourage that.
It is important to the people you will be supporting that:
- You are friendly, kind and happy
- You see each of them as an individual
- You explain what is happening
- You include them in decisions about them and their homes
- You keep them safe
- You are approachable
- You are patient and understanding
You’ll be passionate about making a difference to the lives of people we support. You will work as part of a team of support workers striving to make experiences and situations positive, promoting the individual choice and independence of the people we support. This will include developing community links and relationships, volunteering opportunities and life skills. If you have experience in a care or support role, this is a benefit, but we will also provide training to people new to a career in social care.
You will need basic IT skills, and we will provide the required training to support you in role.
This post is open to male and female.
What would you be doing?
As a Support Worker you would have a varied role, supporting individuals with a learning disability. You would be responsible for:
- Encouraging independence
- Supporting people to participate in hobbies, activities and the community
- Supporting people to manage their health needs and liaising with health professionals.
- Supporting people to manage their own homes.
- Developing the life skills of the people we support
- Assisting with personal finances
- Support with personal hygiene
- Supporting with medication
- Providing advice and problem solving when required.
What you get from us
£9.70 per hour, plus extra for sleep ins. We also offer the following benefits:
- A comprehensive induction period and full training (paid)
- Enhanced sick pay scheme
- DBS Checks paid for by the Trust
- Discounts such as gym membership and the Blue Light card
- 28 days annual leave pro rata, (inc Bank Holiday allowance), increasing with service.
- Full PPE is provided by the Trust
If you are interested in this role, please apply online as soon as possible or contact the HR team at Coquet Trust for more information 0191 5802369.
If you are interested in a Support Worker role, but these specifics don’t quite match you, we’d still like to see your CV so you can be considered for any other vacancies that arise.
Who we are:
Coquet Trust are a registered charity set up in 1995 to provide support to people with a learning disability to enable them to live as independently as possible. We have grown steadily ever since launch and now provide support to over 150 people and work with four local authority areas in the north east.
We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries. Our mission is to ensure the people we support should live a full and meaningful life where they are listened to and valued. Our vision is a society where everyone has equal access to the same rights and opportunities.
We will work innovatively to ensure that we provider the support that needed to promote people’s independence and help fulfil their aspirations. We strive to make a difference in the quality of the lives of the people we support and their families. We tailor support to meet their chosen outcomes.
We are driven by our values;
Committed – Reliable – Inspirational – Trustworthy – Inclusive
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