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Support Worker

Home Group

Durham

Permanent

£19360 - £19554/annum

DH11TW

Posted: 23/09/2022

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Support Worker 

Belmont or Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Permanent, Full Time (37.5hpw)

Salary £19,360 to £19,554 pa, plus Brilliant Benefits!

Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.

We have a fabulous job opportunity for you to join our awesome Personalised Services Team as a Support Worker. We support our brilliant customers who require support around their Mental health, to maintain their independence and help them achieve their goals and aspirations. Support is funded through personalised budgets, Direct payments, Local Authority funding and self-funding.  

Our customers live throughout County Durham and support is delivered within their homes and in community-based settings, on a 1-1 basis.

We help our customers to do the things they need or want to do to improve their overall quality of life. These may be going to the cinema, shopping, attending appointments, events, local groups, activities and meeting new people.

Be yourself at Home 

Home Group is committed to tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but for our colleagues too! We’re super proud of our internal Diversity Networks and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) which support colleagues from different backgrounds to be their true selves. We recognise and celebrate our differences, !

About you

As our Support Worker, you’ll be passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds.

You’ll have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.

We help change our customer’s lives for the better. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations. You’ll work with our Senior Support Workers and external agencies to assess and engage support for our customers.

We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we’ll make a difference!

It would be amazing if you’ve had a job in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here!

As this is a community-based job, you need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a vehicle insured for business purposes. Don’t worry, we’ll pay you expenses to cover this use!

If you’re not the biggest fan of technology, that’s not a problem to us. You do need to know that we are quite a high-tech company and most of our application process and mandatory learning are online. However, we’re glad to support you if you need help.  

When you join as a Support Worker, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

Working hours

We offer a flexible working pattern although at times we will need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers.

The service working hours are generally 9am -5pm, Monday to Friday. 

About our team

You’ll work alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us we’re not just a team we’re a ‘work family’.

Our manager Edd has worked for Home Group and the service for over 11 years, so is perfectly placed to support you as you join. There are 5 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!

We have Sally, our support coordinator who has worked for Home Group for 3 years and loves nothing more than supporting our customers to achieve their goals and help them enjoy new activities / events. We also have Lisa our support worker who has worked for our services for over a year and is really caring and attentive to our customers as well as fellow colleagues. 

There’s also a further team of 20 who make up our Health patch services.

Casual job?

Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank.  You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.

More about this job

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Applying for this job 

Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some  to help you. 

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