Support Worker - Learning Disabilities
As a Support Worker, you have the power to change someone's life Newcross Healthcare is seeking experienced Learning Disabilities Support Workers to provide excellent care to our service users in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Borough Green, Edenbridge, Wadhurst and the surrounding areas of Kent . At Newcross, we're flexible. You can choose to work full or part time hours, to fit around your schedule. We don't believe in 'zero hours.' Our staff have minimum hours guaranteed in their contracts, providing security of a steady income alongside the flexibility to manage their work-life balance. Further still, we've launched a unique flexible pay scheme, 'Flexi Pay', which allows healthcare staff to access 'same day pay' via our innovative app HealthForceGo® What to expect Your responsibilities will include; assisting with person-centred day-to-day tasks, helping with social activities, aiding with clinical needs and assisting with any other additional services that will enable our service users to live their daily lives as independently as possible. It is essential that you are confident in your ability to work in a calm and compassionate manner with our service users living with physical, learning disabilities or Autism. The ideal candidate will be compassionate, positive and ready for the occasional challenge. Skills & Opportunities The successful candidate will have the chance to improve their skill set with a range of free training programmes, earned through credits as you work. These include Basic Life Support, BSL or Makaton, Medication Administration, Dementia Care and more. With Newcross you could also have the opportunity to study towards a range of National vocational qualifications NVQ/SVQ. What will you benefit from? Salary of up to £12. 65 /hr including holiday pay Permanent contract with weekly pay and flexible hours Agreed mileage payments for most clients Free criminal record check (DBS) and uniform Ongoing training and development available free through credits earned as you work Recommend a Friend scheme paying up to £500 per successful referral 24-hour support through dedicated central team and clinical governance made up of lead nurses Online Intranet and smartphone app to manage your availability, bookings and payslips Support from a clinical supporting team, line manager, in house office support and a designated field team leader Flexi Pay- you can decide when you want to be paid. Submit your timesheets by 5pm and be paid up to 50% of the value of your shift the very same day What do you need for this role? The right to live and work in the UK At least 3 months' previous paid experience working in a care environment in the UK within the last 3 years Referee contact details for your current place of work, including a manager who can comment on your clinical ability, and for all employments in the past 18 months or your 3 most recent jobs A certificate confirming your participation in a practical moving and handling course in the last 12 months or are willing to book on to a Newcross course You will need access to a smartphone, iPhone (5s or later), iPad or iPod touch compatible with IOS 8.0 (or later) or Android device with a 4.3 operating system (or later), with internet access to submit your timesheets via our mobile app Access to your own vehicle is desirable If you have a NVQ2 / SVQ2 in Health and Social Care, or currently work in a supporting role, you could be fast tracked through our recruitment process. Your Local Team Located in Kent next to the Great River Stour, Newcross Healthcare's Ashford branch is ideally placed to provide the town and wider region with qualified nurses, care workers and care assistants. Based at 46 High Street, the branch is just a short distance from Ashford International airport. Apply today and tell us why you'd be perfect for the role If you cannot apply online, please call . Newcross Healthcare Solutions is committed to promoting equal opportunities and nothing in this job advert is intended to discriminate against anyone in any way.