Full-time position

Salary: £19,012.50

Location: Portsmouth and surrounding areas for employer visits (in-work travel paid)

Closing date: 14 May 2021

Minstead Trust, a leading learning disabilities charity based in the heart of the beautiful New Forest, is offering the opportunity for a support worker to join the team in Portsmouth. The Trust is over thirty years old and has grown from humble beginnings to become an organisation of over 100 people delivering care to adults with wide-ranging care needs across three counties.

Your primary role will be to support service users with their personal, social and health care needs as required. Our staff members make a real difference to individual lives. We support individuals to access a variety of activities from going to the cinema to accessing education at college or engaging in day service opportunities or work based enterprises.

Following guidelines policies and procedures, you will be required to maintain accurate, clear and concise records, support individuals in taking prescribed medication, communicate and engage effectively with all people involved in service users’ lives and contribute to improving the quality of support provided through working with others.

About the role

  • To support individuals in a range of timetabled sessions.
  • To support individuals to meet their goals and outcomes in health, wellbeing and independence.
  • To support service users with their individual personal, social and healthcare needs as required.
  • To work as part of a team but also to lone work in the community as needed.
  • To keep and maintain records for individuals daily on the Nourish care system.
  • To be a keyworker to allocated individuals.

About you

We are seeking people who are: responsible, motivated, honest, approachable, good communicators, committed to providing equal opportunities and quality support. In addition, due to our location a driving licence is essential. A Level 2 NVQ in Health & Social care is also desirable.

All staff working for, or on behalf of Minstead Trust, understand their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding adults at risk and know who to escalate concerns to within Minstead Trust.

Great Employee Benefits:

25 days holiday (pro rata)

A celebration day’s leave for your birthday

Death in service insurance

Company pension

Sodexo staff discounted benefit platform

Healthcare scheme

Cycle to work

Free parking

To apply download the application form and return completed form to careers@minsteadtrust.org.uk

(Note: We only shortlist from Application Forms in accordance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines)

Due to the nature of this employment sector, your application is subject to a successful Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS, formerly CRB)

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