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Brandon Trust Support Worker - Cadbury Heath in Bristol, United Kingdom

Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.

You’ll join a team who support 14 individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities in a homely environment, in the Cadbury Heath area of Bristol. We also offer waking nights contracts where you’ll have a guaranteed number of hours work each week on a rolling rota. There will also be occasional daytime working, for example to attend training courses.

Your day could include, for example, supporting individuals to maintain contact with their families and attend social activities both within the home and out in the community. You might also support someone to go on holiday and also attend hospital appointments. You will also support individuals in day-to-day activities, with eating and drinking and personal care; find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our website.

As part of the team of staff you'll also participate in running the home including washing, cooking, shopping and cleaning. If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression. View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video:

You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full driving licence is desirable.

We provide a range of benefits.

You have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services - paid at £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

As a key worker, you’ll need to be available and able to carry out your role during the coronavirus pandemic. In-line with the Government and Public Health England guidelines, we have taken appropriate measures in our recruitment process to protect our staff, candidates and the people we support during the coronavirus outbreak.

When you join Brandon, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID to help protect the people we support, your colleagues and yourself. If you have not already had your vaccination, we can arrange this for you when you start working for us. If you do not wish to be vaccinated, we will explore the reasons with you, and this may impact on whether we can offer you employment.

View the detailed Job Profile.

Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.

We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.

Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Position Type: Full & Part-time (Permanent)

Advertised Salary: £17,794 - £18,492 pa pro rata (£9.10 - £9.46 p/h) + benefits (dependent on qualifications & experience)

Advertised # of hours p/w (if applicable): full-time or part-time (30 hours) available

External Company URL: http://brandontrust.org/

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