Senior Support Worker

1 Dybdale Crescent - Wellingborough - Northants - NN8 5EX
Description

Alderwood LLA are recruiting a Senior Support Worker at our services in Dybdale a large, detached 5 bed property located in the market town of Wellingborough. This residential home provides a warm and friendly home to adults and chilldred with Autism Spectrum Conditions & behaviours that may challenge.

Location: Wellingborough, Northants NN8

Permanent: Full Time 

Salary: £19,929 per annum based on 36.5 hours per week.  

Additional Information: This is shift based work made up of Early Shifts and Late Shifts with alternating weekends. Ability to drive is preferred but not essential. NVQ/QCF Level 2 Qualification (or working towards) is preferred. This role is known internally as Shift Leader - Level 1 and is simular to Team Leader within most social care organisations.

Your new job: 

Alderwood LLA (part of Achieve together) predominately specialises in providing specialised care and support for individuals with a diagnosis of Autism, behaviour difficulties that challenge and are most often considered to have complex needs. We firmly believe that all individuals have the ability to learn and develop, helping them to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

You will be leading a friendly team of Support Workers, supporting vulnerable adults with complex levels of Autism. As a Shift Leader you will play a vital part in providing the people we support with care and be able to profoundly improve their quality of life. You will assist people who are unable to live independently by offering them the practical help they need, as well as emotional support. 

This may include: 

  • Completing and maintaining detailed records, reports and notes   
  • Cleaning, cooking and shopping  
  • Planning and engaging in activities such as trips out, long walks, bowling, pedalo, meals out, garden centres, football plus much more as well getting involved with the Alderwood LLA Farm Project and Dog Team.
  • Administering and recording medication  
  • Complying with health and safety requirements
  • Ensuring that the Shift runs smoothly with effective allocations

Why not head over to our website and read further information on what it is like to work with Alderwood LLA & Achieve together https://www.alderwoodlla.co.uk/what-we-do/

You!  

You do not need to have experience to be a Support Worker, although a basic level of English and Maths is required. We employ our Support Workers based on their values. 

You will be:

  • Patient 
  • Understanding
  • Respectful 
  • Caring & compassionate 
  • Considerate 
  • Reliable and responsible

Our team members come from all walks of life, including: Retail, Hospitality, Warehouse, Security, Ex Forces, Sales, Administration, NHS, Social Care, Mental Health, Care Assistant, Outreach, Domiciliary Care, Health Carer and Residential Care. 

Your rewards include: 

  • Free enhanced DBS checks and clearances* 
  • Ongoing career development to support you in achieving your ambitions 
  • 28 days holiday (Incl: Bank Holidays)
  • Free structured and supported 12-week induction to get you off to a flying start! 
  • Personal online Learning and Development portal 
  • Opportunity to gain sector specific qualifications and to join our Leadership and Management Programme                            
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for help with financial, physical and mental wellbeing 
  • Discounts platform for permanent staff, including gift cards, discount codes and other benefits 
  • Pension - we contribute to your retirement fund 
  • Recognition and Reward Schemes including Long Service, Employee of the Month and Outstanding Achievement Awards
  • Death in Service benefit

Or maybe it’s receiving the biggest smile from the person you support when they achieve a goal they never thought possible, and a heartfelt letter of thanks from their loved ones!

*Subject to current Terms & Conditions

Your new employer

Alderwood LLA (part of Achieve together) – Living & Learning Autism

Our growing organisation has over 25 years of expertise, and our team of expert practitioners are proud to deliver high-quality support across England and Wales. We offer the support and stability of a successful organisation with the homely family feel in each setting which is underpinned by our values: 

Live & Learn...We live and learn Autism to enhance the lives of those we support.

Inclusive…We put the people we support at the forefront of everything we do.

Transforming...we transform people’s lives, those we support and our colleagues.

Holistic...we are holistic in our approach to improve the lives of those we support.

Protecting you:   

We are committed to supporting our team members and take every precaution to ensure robust infection control procedures are followed and that they decrease the risk of Covid-19 transmission. Once a Support Worker you will be provided with full PPE, inclusive of hand sanitiser, masks, gloves, apron and shoe covers (where appropriate) and all the appropriate training to keep you and those around you safe. 

Please be advised that COVID-19 vaccinations are a mandatory requirement within our organisation, and you will need to provide evidence that you have been vaccinated prior to being offered a start date with us.

As a Support Worker, you will hold "Keyworker" status: and will be permitted to book your vaccination through the national booking service on presentation of an offer letter or contract of employment.

Does this sound like the career for you? If so, apply now and start your journey with us. 

Want to know more?

Email us at vacancyeast@achievetogether.co.uk   

We at Achieve Together treat everyone equally with dignity and respect. We believe in the strength and value of an inclusive and diverse workforce and recognise the positive contribution all employees bring regardless of age, race, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation.

We value the unique talents of every individual and work together to help everyone achieve their full potential by providing equality of opportunity to our team members, welcoming applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Achieve together vacancies are excluded from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 which means that for certain types of employment it is lawful to reject a person for employment on the grounds of a spent conviction. When making an application, job applicants are obliged to disclose all convictions, whether or not they are spent.