Positive Behaviour Support Worker – Waking Nights – Chard
Are you ready to REALISE your potential, transforming care for people with learning disabilities? Are you an experienced Support Worker ready for a new opportunity? Then this Positive Behaviour role could be perfect for you!
Realise South West, is our specialist learning disabilities service providing essential LD care to those that need our support with daily living routines in their own homes. We’re looking to expand our team of Full Time Positive Behaviour Support Workers in the Chard area
As a Support Worker you’ll be joining a fantastic team committed to empowering those with challenging behaviours and/or mental illness. It’s so important for us to make a difference to people’s lives, support and encourage their independence and enable them to lead fulfilling lifestyles. It’s what we do best. Often our customers require two to one care, so you will work alongside your colleagues to provide continuity in care that supports their overall wellbeing.
We are looking to increase our Positive Behaviour Support Team to enable a customer in Chard to live with dignity and independence.
“I am an active 26 year old autistic lady with a diagnosis of PTSD who lives in Chard. I am looking for experienced Support Workers and a Senior Support Worker to support me to access the community, try new experiences and live a fulfilled life. I am looking for dedicated, loyal staff members whom I can build a working relationship based on trust. I need my support staff to be understanding, supportive, and patient and have experience with challenging behaviour. I need my staff team to also have the ability to stay calm under pressure.
Due to my individual needs and behaviours, ideally I need my Waking Night Support Worker to be male.”
This is a waking nights position meaning you’ll be required to provide care throughout the night between the hours of 10pm and 7am, typically with two or three 10 hours shifts per week, although additional hours can be discussed and are available, including the option of Sleep In shifts. We run our rotas over a three week period and will include working alternate weekends.
If you’ve got flexibility in your working week then we can discuss various shift patterns with you so please do give us a call.
Experience with Learning Disabilities or Mental Health support for adults or children, either through employment or your own personal experiences is required for this role. Recognised care certificates such as NVQ or CQF are desirable but not essential as we can offer training from day one and fantastic career pathways to develop you to gain these qualifications.
Behaviour is often a way of communicating, so one of your most successful skills will be the ability to engage, listen and communicate with people successfully in a variety of ways.. Importantly you’ll understand the complexity of working with challenging behaviours and understand the need to be highly flexible, adaptable and resilient, which in return will unlock and incredibly rewarding career for you. You’ll be warm hearted, friendly and have a natural desire to help. You’ll be a real ‘people person’, able to build lasting relationships and of course work well in a team.
Being a Carer isn’t a job, it’s naturally who you are. Your instinct to care, offer compassion and show kindness is inherent within you. You will love caring for vulnerable people and appreciate the priceless impact your assistance has on those you help.
What you’ll get from us:
At Somerset Care, our values and culture is what makes us different. It is the culmination of all the things we do that makes us a very special company to work for. We really value our employees, actively support career development and progression and can offer you so much more than a job.
- Guaranteed contracted hours
- Enhanced pay for weekend working (plus £1.20 per hour) and Bank Holidays (Time and a half or Double Time) and Travel expenses
- Free DBS check and Company Pension
- Annual Holiday which increases with length of service
- Full company induction and training to get you started and confident in the role
- Ongoing training and support thereafter to gain qualifications and opportunities for career progression
- Discounts of up to 20% across hundreds of retailers and online via MyCaringRewards
- Access to your earning’s before payday via Wagestream
Find out more about our REALISE service here
If you are ready to start making a real difference and support this customer we’d love to receive your application. Select ‘Apply’ now or if you’d like to call us for a chat please do on 01823 448321.
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