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Brandon Trust Support Worker - Penryn in Falmouth, 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’ll support people with a learning disability, autism or both at home and in the community to live life in the way they choose. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.

You'll join our friendly team, enabling people with learning disabilities to increase their independence; there’s lots of variety. You will support four individuals between the ages of 60 and 75 with varying levels of ability, and care and support needs. These range from full physical support of all aspects of personal care, eating and drinking, some moving and handling support and accessing the community, to more relaxed, verbal prompting and reassurance based support. All have a mixture of shared and individual support hours, having their own interests and activities they like to take part in. Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.

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 / waking nights. A full, manual driving licence is essential for this role.

All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.

The salary for this role is £18,576 - £19,163 pa pro rata (£9.50 - £9.80 per hour), dependent on qualifications & experience. 

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: £18,576 - £19,163 pa pro rata + benefits (dependent on qualifications & experience)

Advertised # of hours p/w (if applicable): 25-37.5 hours p/w

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