Casual Support Workers
Location: Bournemouth & Christchurch
Salary: £.10.38 per hour (inclusive of applicable allowances and entitlements)
A car driver with own vehicle is essential
Closing Date: There is not a closing date for this role, please be advised that we have ongoing interview dates available and that, if your application is considered strong enough, you will be invited to attend an interview at the Dorset office.
Do you want to support your community? Looking for flexible working hours?
We’re looking to take on Casual Support Workers to help us support people with learning disabilities or mental health conditions throughout this time of uncertainty.
If you are passionate about improving the lives of local, vulnerable people and are determined to support those who need it more than ever then this could be the opportunity for you!
We’re hoping to bring people together at a difficult time - you could help us.
Working in support isn’t just another job. This could be a great opportunity for you to develop skills for life and try something new whilst simultaneously helping people who need that extra support.
About the role
Working in an environment which encourages a person-centred approach to enable customers to realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations
Providing support to individuals to meet their particular needs as identified within their support plan enabling them to make informed choices while promoting their privacy and dignity. Duties may include (but is not limited to):
- Personal care (showering and/or bathing)
- Laundry and housework
- Food preparation and cooking
- Budgeting and shopping
- Monitoring and/or administering medications
- Being active in the community (employment, study, volunteering and/or leisure activities)
- Maintaining relationships with family and friends
- Social activities
- Accompanying customers to appointments and/or on excursions
- Working in partnership with other agencies and organisations
Benefits of working for Advance
We’re a national, charitable organisation, supporting thousands of people across the U.K. We value our staff and the difference they make to the lives of our customers, which is why we offer the following benefits:
•Flexible hours to fit around you and the needs of our customers
•Paid mileage and travel time between appointments
•Full, professional training and the opportunity to work towards care qualifications
•Free DBS check
•Support from an experienced team leader
•Excellent opportunities to progress your career within Advance
•Enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum (if you work enough hours to meet the threshold for enrolment)
More about Advance
Advance is a well-established, national, charitable organisation which provide support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions living in the community. We are an equal opportunities employer who values our staff and the difference that they make to our customers. Whatever our role in the company, we all share a pride in what we do and use PRIDE to define how we all behave.
About the candidate
The attributes you possess as part of your personality are just as important to the role as the skills needed to fulfil the Job Specification above. Advance and its customers are keen to employ people who have some or all of the following qualities, these being someone who is:
- polite, punctual and reliable
- honest and trustworthy
- calm, kind and consistent
- funny and broad-minded
- warm and welcoming
- patient and understanding
- flexible and fun!
- happy to work as part of a team or independently as necessary, using their initiative as required
- organised and able to keep records up-to-date
- self-motivated and proactive with a forward-thinking, can do approach
- able to act in a responsible and respectful manner to others and the differences they may have
- supportive of the customers’ goals to live the lifestyle of their choosing
- willing to learn new skills
- happy to use their full UK driving licence and own car with business class insurance
Worried that you’re lacking in experience? Don’t be! We offer a comprehensive training programme through a reputable training provider. Regardless of your previous knowledge, Advance will fully support you in your decision to create a career in care that you can be proud of.
Advanve is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and the Care Quality Commission and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. You will be required to provide evidence of right to work. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role, the cost of which will be covered by Advance.
We value diversity and therefore welcome applications from everyone interested in working at Advance. Advance are enrolled in the disability confidence scheme.
Advance Housing & Support Ltd reserves the right to close this job once sufficient applications have been received.