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Support Worker - Bank
Ref: DAN04299

  • Location
  • Victoria House Residential Services, 30/31 Victoria Embankment, Darlington, DL1 5JR
  • Location
  • victoria house
  • Salary
  • 7.84
  • Hours
  • Bank
  • 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:

    • Opportunities to become a permanent employee
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Training and development opportunities
  • Location Information
  • Victoria House is a residential service within two Victorian properties on a quiet Darlington street, supporting up to six people with learning disabilities and complex needs.


    The service has recently been refurbished and is adaptable to people’s changing needs. The service has bedrooms on the first floor as well as an accessible bedroom on the ground floor for those who have mobility difficulties.


    Opposite the river Skerne, Victoria House is walking distance to Darlington Town Centre, which has many community facilities for people to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings.


    Click here to read more about Victoria House


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    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
  • 04/12/2018
  • Job Description
  • Unit_Support_Worker_Danshell.docx

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