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Support Worker
Basingstoke

Job reference: HAM-BAS-SER-002917

Location: Basingstoke

Salary: Up to £18,965.93 plus geographical allowance of £1,051.00.

Department: Services

Hours per week: 37.5

Support Workers

Location: Basingstoke
Salary:  £18,965.93 plus geographical allowance of £1,051.00.​​​​​​​
Hours: 37.5 per week (Mon-Sun, including weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Sleep-ins required)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We are excited to recruit two full-time Support Workers to join our team in Basingstoke!

About the Role

This service currently supports seven customers with learning disabilities and epilepsy in a residential care home setting. You will work together with the team and in partnership with other agencies to provide an excellent service. You will be passionate about ensuring the service we deliver is person-centred and support our customers to develop their confidence, skills, and independence in their homes and in the local community including:

  • Maintaining their homes
  • Budgeting and shopping
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Personal care
  • Accessing activities in the community (study, volunteering, social/leisure activities)
  • Support with medication
  • Accompanying customers to appointments and/or excursions
  • Support with finding employment
  • Maintaining relationships with family and friends.

About You

The successful candidate will have experience of working with people with learning difficulties and/or epilepsy. We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about improving the lives of local, vulnerable people, have previous experience in care and the ability and determination to support people with complex needs, mental health conditions and learning disabilities.

If you think a Support Worker role at Advance sounds right for you, you will need to be:

  • Flexible to work on a rolling rota
  • Good at working on your own and within a team
  • Excellent at communicating with people
  • Able to complete good quality support records.

For more information or an informal chat about this vacancy, please call the operations manager Paula Amey on 07711 792278.

Benefits of Working for Advance

We’re a national, charitable organisation, supporting thousands of people across the UK.  We value our staff and the difference they make to the lives of our customers, which is why we offer the following benefits:

  • Paid mileage and travel time between appointments
  • Paid holiday
  • 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 provides support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions living in the community. We are an equal opportunities employer who value 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.

Advance is regulated by the Regulator of Social Housing and the Care Quality Commission and is 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.

 

The closing date for this job has now passed.

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