Job description

Would you like to work in a caring, supportive environment where you can make a real difference to people’s lives?

Role: Independent Support Worker

Location: Our services are primarily based across Guildford, but you may also be supporting at activities and venues across the Surrey area. It is desirable for our support workers to have a full driving license with access to a car, and our Support Workers can claim mileage for travel undertaken as part of their role.

Hours: Variable Hours contract.

Salary: £12.38 per hour

Training: Fully paid training is given including the industry recognised Care Certificate, and further development opportunities are available including Positive Behaviour Support and opportunities to study for accredited National Vocational Qualifications.

You’ll get access to great benefits including:

  • Free Blue Light Card membership
  • Retail discounts
  • Free/discounted tickets for events, gigs and shows
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • 24-hour employee assistance program
  • Travel season ticket advances
  • Staff referral bonus scheme
  • AIG Life Assurance (Post Probation)
  • Access to AIG Smart Health App

 

Flexible, immediate start dates available. Apply today or get in touch by email [email protected]or phone 01483 447960 to discuss this great role.  Interviews are ongoing and we reserve the right to make appointments before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

We will be interviewing during the advertising period and reserve the right to make appointments before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references. The initial cost of the DBS application will be paid for by halow.

The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. Please note we are currently unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Our  Independent Support Workers are a vital part of how we nurture independence in adults aged 18+.

You will be responsible for providing high-quality support to our young adults and helping to plan their day-to-day lives whilst working to achieve their goals and promote their independence, whether this be supporting with independent travel training, learning to cook or finding work experience. This will involve providing encouragement and support on tasks and goals they have set for themselves. Much like the amazing people you’ll be supporting, no two days are ever the same!

Resilience and adaptability are key as this role involves lone working on a 1:1 basis. Some personal care and administration of medicine may be required depending on who you are supporting, and you’ll receive full training and support for this to ensure you are fully equipped.

Professional or personal experience of care work is desirable, but we also pride ourselves on a values-based approach and the main skill we are looking for is an ambition to help others. If you are an individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities living in Surrey then we want to hear from you!

 

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