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Support Worker
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  • Location
  • Ducks Halt, 8 Walton Road, Kirby Le Soken, Essex, CO13 0DU
  • Location
  • Ducks Halt
  • Salary
  • 8.00 p/h (16,640 p/a)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • We support and care for adults living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism, in specialist supported living, residential services and hospitals. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments, supporting people to have the most choice and independence possible. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do.

     

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...




    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well as their families or loved ones. As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.

     

    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence.


     

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    • We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference to people's lives
    • You would need to be compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ would be beneficial
    • Previous experience would be beneficial, but not essential
    • See job description for more details

    If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.
     

     

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 28 days annual leave
    • Length of service awards
    • Fully paid comprehensive induction training for all new starters
    • Paid DBS/PVG
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Training and development opportunities
  • Location Information
  • Based in the picturesque village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Ducks Halt is a residential service supporting up to five adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, including people who may have additional mental and physical health needs, and complex behaviours

     

    Ducks Halt is homely and we support people to personalise and decorate their room as they would like it to be. It has relaxing living areas and a kitchen for people to prepare drinks, food and snacks for themselves or for people visiting them.

     

    There is a large garden with a seating area and space for gardening and other outdoor interests, including hosting parties and spending time with the therapy dog that comes to visit the service regularly.

     

    Click here to read more about Ducks Halt

     

    Awards for Ducks Halt

    • National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 – The Senior Manager Award – Service Manager Nicola Darby (Finalist)
    • Great British Care Awards 2017 – Activity Organiser Award (East England Region) – Former Activity Coordinator Chantel Cumberland (Finalist)

     

    Click here to see more awards we have won at Danshell

     

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

  • Closing date
  • 17/11/2018
  • Job Description
  • Danshell_Support_Worker_Danshell.docx

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