Supported Lifestyles Worker in St Austell
Job Summary – Supported Lifestyles Worker
As a Taylors of Grampound supported lifestyles worker you will play a vital role in the lives of our clients, giving them more choice and control of how they want to lead their lives.
At Taylors of Grampound we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We are known within Cornwall for providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.
Taylors of Grampound strives to attract talented people who exhibit a strength-based approach in supporting individuals with complex support needs. Being a successful family run business,we recognise that our employees are our greatest strength. You’ll support people with learning disabilities and autism at home and in the community to live life more freely. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.
About the role
You’ll join our friendly teams, enabling people with learning disabilities to increase their independence; there’s lots of variety.
You’ll support individuals in all aspects of daily living; from cooking to managing finances. Supporting people with their personal care and support and medication needs is also key.
As a support worker you’ll also support people to do things in their community;from shopping and going on day trips to sport and visiting day centres. If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate.
What are we looking for?
Everyone wants a job that means something to them. At Taylors, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague and manager. We are looking for positive, compassionate and caring Support Workers to work within our team.
If you consider yourself to be reliable, enthusiastic and forward thinking we would like you to consider joining us as a support worker for people with a learning disability.
You must be able to demonstrate a real commitment to Taylors and the work that we do, alongside the wonderful people we support and people we work with. We are looking for people with a ‘can-do’ attitude who are strongly motivated, outgoing, caring and have a calm demeanour when needed.
You will be responsible and involved in the everyday life of the people that we support, making sure that they are fully involved when it comes to planning and receiving the support that they all need and want. This could include support with daily living tasks such as managing their tenancy and finances, maintaining friendships and relationships, as well as going to work,plus other different everyday activities.
Each person we support has their own unique dreams and aspirations,which will make no two days at work the same. Being a Support Worker means that you also get to create some fantastic memories and take part in the fun! We have a lot of different interests, hobbies and passions within the services that we offer.
As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.
What we look for
Our ideal applicant is organised, compassionate,grounded, positive, professional and dependable. Ideally, we are looking for experienced carers but we do give full initial and ongoing training for those seeking a career change.
We provide all the training you need, the chance to shadow a staff member before you start and ongoing support every step of the way. The essential requirements for the role are:
•A compassionate nature and good communication skills
•The passion to really make a difference to someone’s life
•The right to work in the UK
•Excellent level of English, both spoken and written
•Pass the enhanced Basic Disclosure checks by the Criminal Records Bureau
It takes a special type of person to make a great carer. You’ll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills fora start. Being chatty helps. Being a good listener is a necessity. If you meet all the following requirements and are independent, fit, healthy and keen to learn, then you maybe a Helping Hands kind of person.
You must have:
· Full and valid UK driving licence
· Access to a car
· Right to work in the UK
· Excellent level of English
· Basic Disclosure (D.B.S) check
Fantastic benefits and support every step of the way
We are known for rewarding our staff generously. With a great pay and benefits package, fantastic training and fabulous reputation in the South West, it’s no wonder people from different walks of life are joining our team every day.
We pay our support staff above the market rate for the first-class support they provide to each of our clients. Joining our team means you will receive a whole host of other benefits too, plus full training before you start.
Salary & Benefits
We reward our staff for the difference they’re making to the lives of our clients each day. Without you, life at home would not be possible for our clients. You will be directly employed as a daily support worker receiving excellent pay and paid holidays. You will love the diversity of the role. We pay our staff generously and provide plenty of benefits, including:
- Full-time, flexible work patterns
- Competitive salary
- Paid holidays of up to 28 days a year, 2.33 days for every 30 you work
- Ongoing support from your manager, and on call.
- Regular structured hours (contracted hours available)
- Regular clients
- Minimum travel between calls
- Minimum or no gaps between calls
- Guaranteed pay for call cancellations
- Five weeks paid holiday
- Petrol Expenses of £0.30ppm
- Tunic provided if necessary
One of the many advantages of becoming a daily support worker for Taylors is the flexible working hours. By having an agreed “availability” we know when you are working, and so do you on a fortnightly rolling rota basis. Our support staff love how they can commit to regular work that fits around their other commitments.
Many of our clients require help at different times of day – mornings, afternoons, nights or weekends. Because of this, you can request to work at certain times, and even choose between full-time or part-time work.
Training and support every step of the way
We are a family-run and family-owned business with over 20 years’ experience of supporting adults of all ages within their own homes.
As a support worker working for Taylors of Grampound, you’ll be put through our 3-day induction training course – one of the most recognised training programmes in Cornwall. Together with your passion to care for someone, the course gives you all the practical skills and knowledge you need to become a compassionate and confident support worker.
Because you will be at the very heart of our business, you are expected to be reliable, dependable and committed to make a difference.
Apply online today to join our team as a Daily Support Worker.