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Support Worker – Planned Care

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Advert End Date:
01/11/2021 23:59
£18,562 to £19,698 (pro rata if working less than 37 hours per week)
Vehicle mileage paid
Hours per week:
3x32, 1x16
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
1 Nov

Further information

Sunderland Care and Support are a provider of high-quality care to the community of Sunderland, who are passionate about supporting adults with learning disabilities. We are seeking to recruit Support Workers into our Planned Care teams who will be able to encourage a workplace culture based on respect and dignity for those in need of care and support.

Our Services are designed to encourage customers to participate within their local community, develop a wide range of skills and develop a quality of life which is specific to them. Customers within our Services have a diverse range of care needs and require a wide range of support.

We are keen to recruit someone with the integrity who can help us ensure our company values are at the heart of everything we do. Our values are:
• Excellence – deliver the best outcomes and high-quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.
• Teamwork – Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in partnership and collaboration.
• A good place to work – Enjoying our role each day through enhancing the lives of those we serve, through creative ideas and the unique talents of each employee.

As a Support worker, your role will be to provide care and support to customers in accordance with standards and legislation. In addition, you will work effectively as part of a team, within a multi-agency framework, providing care and support to enable customers to achieve their maximum level of independence through appropriate physical, emotional and psychological support including: intimate personal care, support with basic health needs and practical tasks that may involve activities in the community.

We are looking for Support workers who will have the ability to be work unsupervised, be proactive in their approach and be confident in their ability to use own initiative. Successful candidates will be supported in their role via induction, probation, supervision and appraisal as well as working jointly with other professionals to ensure customers receive support which is designed to meet their own personal need.

New Employees to the company will receive £500 when they begin their career at Sunderland Care and Support and £500 when they successfully complete their induction and probation (6 month). (The scheme is offered on a discretionary basis, and as such, the Company reserves the right to amend or withdraw it at any time at its discretion)

As the role includes traveling across the city providing support to customers within their own homes, it is an essential requirement that all candidates have a full and current driving licence and vehicle (mileage paid).

What we can offer you
The job is extremely rewarding and in return we offer:
• 32/16 hours per week
• A starting salary of £18,562 rising to £19,698 (pro rata if working less than 37 hours per week)
• Designated rota pattern
• Excellent training opportunities
• A pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Career development opportunities
• A positive and rewarding job role and culture
• Work shifts on a rota including daytime, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, *

Application forms should be submitted via email to Jobs@sunderlandcareandsupport.co.uk or via post to Sunderland Care and Support, Leechmere Centre, Carrmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9TQ.

Due to the current circumstances, we will be holding interviews via Microsoft Teams rather than a face to face interview. Following our shortlisting process, we will contact candidates to arrange an appropriate time to carry out a telephone interview. If you are successful following the interview process appointments will be made subject to two satisfactory references and DBS check.

Please note CVs or covering letters will not be accepted.

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