37.5 hours per week
Working Pattern: Early 7am-2.30 pm / Late 2pm-9.30pm / Sleep-In 9.30-11pm-SLEEP-7am / Waking Night 9.15pm-7.15am
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Worker to join Milestones Trust. We are a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a 32 year history of offering person-centred support to vulnerable people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia.
Based at Bath Road in Longwell Green, with a basic of £8.95 per hour + excellent benefits, you will be responsible for encouraging and supporting service users to define and develop their chosen lifestyles through personal centred care in our residential services.
46 Bath Road is a small residential bungalow based in Longwell Green supporting 6 people with learning disabilities. We pride ourselves on providing high quality care and support, we promote choice and independence and aim to support people to achieve a good quality of life in their local chosen community.
The nature of this small service enables staff to form really close professional relationships with the service users and their families. Bath Road is a calm, quiet home with a very relaxed environment. It is situated in a lovely area that is close to amenities and public transport.
We are looking for someone to join our small team who is flexible, has excellent communication skills and a positive approach to supporting people, someone who will work well as part of the small established team; as well as some lone working, to continue to develop the service. Staff should be committed to providing meaningful community involvement and share the values and principles of positive behavioural support.
We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within Milestones Trust.
THE ROLE: As Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:
- To encourage and enable service users to make day-to-day choices and major life decisions, signposting as appropriate, and to develop a positive self-image and maintain good health.
- To support service users to develop relationships to maintain contact with family and friends.
- To provide service users with the agreed necessary support to maximise their independence and to develop social and life skills.