Making a Difference
to people's lives

Support Worker - Telford Lifestyles


Permanent

Location: Barn Farm (Arleston) and High Mount (Donnington)

Hours of Work: 25 hours available covering a 7 day rota

Salary: £10.00 per hour, plus benefits 

 

The Organisation:

The Wrekin Housing Group is a socially minded organisation that makes a difference to people’s lives. We do this by: 

Providing more than 13,500 homes for affordable rent across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Staffordshire.

  • Delivering care services to older people, adults with learning difficulties and people with dementia.
  • Channelling social investment across communities to create jobs and promote economic growth. We generate opportunities for people to gain employability skills, maximising the social value of our services and delivering wider community benefits.

At Wrekin you will be joining a team of more than 1200 colleagues who inspire positive change, communicate clearly, grow together and ensure that everyone matters. We make sure that all colleagues have the tools and training to flourish and contribute to our collective goal of making a difference to people’s lives.

(For further details please visit our website https://www.wrekin.com)

 

The Role:

As a Care and Support Worker, you will become a key part of a team to deliver high quality care and support to residents living in our extra care scheme. This is an immensely rewarding role, enabling people to live independently and ensuring they get full enjoyment and fulfilment out of living in their ShireLiving or supported housing apartment.

Your role will require you to provide outstanding customer service to our tenants and visitors. As well as helping people to live as independently as possible in a safe, caring, inclusive and vibrant community.

The successful candidate will be required to strive to deliver the best possible levels of care to the people that they support, building excellent relationships with the Service Users and key workers. Delivering care and support in accordance with service users care plans, help service users to achieve personal goals and live as independently as possible whilst maintaining dignity and respect.

You will be expected to promote a positive, friendly and understanding attitude towards our customers and other colleagues in order to achieve consistency with the high levels of performance, efficiency and quality that is expected of our Employees.

 

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Check

(For further details please read the Full Job Description & Person Specification)

 

Benefits:

In return, we offer you a rewarding opportunity within a supportive team of experienced mentors and peers, ensuring you thrive throughout your career.

Should you want to develop further, we’ll invest in your future by offering fully-funded training.

All employees are covered by our life assurance scheme and have access to a variety of other employee benefits including free on-site parking, and dedicated volunteering leave for up to 16 hours per year.

  

‘Made With Care’:

We've linked up with the Governments recently launched ‘Made With Care’ campaign which means if you join Choices, you will be part of the biggest reform of adult social care in a generation.

There is record funding being invested to support the new social care sector including for staff training and development and if you have the values we're looking for - kindness, compassion and resilience -you will be joining a workforce dedicated to helping others and build a career that helps people live happy, healthy lives.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/adult-social-care-campaign-to-build-bigger-and-better-workforce

 

Our Inclusive Culture:

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer. All applications are considered on the requirements of the role regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or background. Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy below for further information.

 

Recruitment Process:

In partnership with our trusted external providers we are committed to undertaking care and safeguarding checks with all colleagues. These checks may vary according to the role you have applied for.

We also ask for two references for everyone who is offered a position, one of which must be your current or most recent employer. All roles will also be offered subject to satisfactory right to live and work in the UK checks; if you need any further information on these checks please visit www.gov.uk

Ref : CHO1926. Closing Date : 04/08/2022 - Interview Date : 11/08/2022

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