LEARNING DISABILITIES SUPPORT WORKER (OH.SW.002)
Title: Support Worker
Hours: Full time, Part time and casual hours available
Location: Burwash Common, East Sussex
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £8.20 - £9.50 per hour, depending on qualifications, training and role.
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Are you confident, patient and understanding?
If yes, then our Support Worker job vacancies near Heathfield may be perfect for you!
About the role
We have various great opportunities for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team of Support Workers in Burwash Common. We have the opportunity to work 35 hours per week as a Support Worker on a permanent contract.
We also have various part time and casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly starting rate of £8.20.
As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.
We also support people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities on site – from simple exercise to music therapy, swimming to arts and crafts or cooking.
Being a Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles.
Oakdown House Ltd supports adults with learning disabilities, epilepsy and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
We offer high quality, innovative and personalised care.
Working as a Support Worker at Oakdown House Ltd can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful organisation, where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Company Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Oakdown House Ltd is a family-owned and run organisation with the emphasis on loyalty, stability and committment and we will continue to stay that way.
Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.
Flexibility is needed as working times do vary when needed and will include evenings and weekends; we will however provide you with a permanent rota so you can plan your life accordingly.
Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an application form, taking part in a values based interview and undertaking a personailty assessment.
To be a successful Support Worker having the right values, confidence and attitudes is more important than experience. Key qualities will be a natural resilience to challenges, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies, self-motivation and most importantly the ability to be passionate about promoting independence and active lifestyles.
We also support and encourage our employees to develop their careers through NVQ courses.
For these roles you will be part of an emerging team who will have a specially designed induction and bespoke package of additional training as well as dedicated managers who will coach you along the way.
By submitting a completed application form. Please use the link to apply, supplying an email or postal address where an application form will be sent to or telephone us for a form; CVs on their own will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to our aims and objectives and the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.
The role is subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS.
For more information please see our website or call us on 01435 883492
For further details please download the job description below: