Support Worker – Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth

Job Type: 37.5 per week including weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Salary: £18,525.00 – £9.50 per hour + night premium – £50 per sleep-in.

Closing date: 24 June 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 its team in Portsmouth.

The Trust is over 30 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.

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 scheme
  • Health care scheme
  • Cycle to work
  • Free parking

About the role: 

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 its team in Portsmouth.
The Trust is over 30 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 provide the people with support with personal, social and health care 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 the lives of the people we support. You will also contribute to improving the quality of support provided through working with others.

Job Description:

· Interacting and communicating with the people you support in a way that promotes dignity & respect.
· Supporting individuals with everyday tasks from cooking to personal care as required.
· Working both as part of a team and also lone working with individuals with learning disabilities.
· Working flexible shifts*
*Our services provide 24/7 support 365 days a year. The role includes working evenings, weekends, bank holidays and sleep in shifts on a rota pattern. We can only consider people who will commit to working these types of shifts.

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 and Social care is also desirable but not essential.

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)

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.

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