Support Workers

Recruiter
The Camden Society
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Expires
04 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Support Worker

Haringey, London

Monday Sunday (shift working), 37.5 hours per week

Full time and Part time opportunities available
GBP18,000 per annum, pro rata

The Camden Society provides a range of innovative and modern services enabling people with a learning disability to live full and satisfying lives

We are seeking Support Workers for our supported living service in Haringey. The service provides support for new homes for people coming out of hospital, treatment services and residential homes. You can help a group of individuals to settle into their homes, engage in activities in the community and build up their lives.

The people we support have a range of needs including severe learning disabilities, mental health and Autism. Our team must be flexible and forward thinking to support people to progress and achieve their dreams.

We are looking for a dedicated and diverse team of staff, we will support you to gain additional and specialised training as part of your role.

The role:

As a Support Worker, you will work as part of a team to provide a dynamic supported living service for people with a range of needs including severe learning disabilities, mental health, autism, complex and challenging behaviour.

You will be working in peoples homes and out in the community to provide practical, emotional and physical support to vulnerable people. You will work with clients to ensure they receive a person centred, appropriate and safe service.

Support staff will play an important part in the lives of this group of people in helping them lead fulfilling lives in their new homes, we have high expectations of quality, but importantly we want motivated, imaginative and empathic staff. The people in this service have had little experience of choice and what most would consider a normal life - it is our job to help make that happen and we hope you would like to be part of the journey.

The posts will involve Monday-Sunday shift working, including sleep overs and waking nights where required.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have previous experience working with people with learning disabilities or other disadvantage groups with experience of working in partnership with the people we support, parents, health care professionals, carers, advocates and other agencies.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • ability to teach the people we support new skills;
  • an understanding of autism;
  • ability to manage crisis situations and address behaviours that challenge experience of working in a multi-cultural setting with the ability to facilitate clients communication;
  • ability to keep accurate records, handle clients finance, benefits, and write short reports;
  • ability to balance priorities, using sound judgement and problem solving skills.
  • An NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification is desirable.

    In return we offer range of attractive staff benefits, including generous holiday allowance, childcare vouchers and great development opportunities.

    Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check if successful.

    If you are interested and would like to find out more about this opportunity, an Application Pack is available from our website or you can call - click the apply button for our details.

    Information Days - Friday 18 August and Wednesday 30 August

    10..00 at The Camden Society, 60 Holmes Road, London, NW5 3AQ

    Interviews to be held Monday 21 August and Tuesday 05 September

    Completed applications only should be returned via e-mail to or via post to The Camden Society, 60 Holmes Road, London, NW5 3AQ.


    The Camden Society is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome and support applicants with disabilities.