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Support Worker Vacancies
£8.10 - £8.85 per hour
£50.00 per sleep in
YEOVIL, SOMERSET AREA
What does You First do?
You First specialises in supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to lead great lives! As a Support Worker you will support people to lead lives that hold value and worth and that make sense to them. You will support people to increase their independence, grow in confidence and self-esteem and become increasingly self-managing.
How do we do it?
You First recruits specific teams in geographical areas. We match staff to customers as we believe relationship is the bedrock of social care. The customer is always central to this process and we listen to their feedback.
What does a Support Worker do?
Support Workers support people with a learning disability and/or autism to build and grow their lives by achieving individual life goals and aspirations. You will enable people to lead a life in which they have a meaningful role within their local community and where they can begin to foster naturally occurring social networks of support thus reducing their dependency upon paid staff.
You will act as a Buddy; an Enabler. You will support people to look after their home, live within their Tenancy Agreement, shop, budget, cook and access their local community. You might help people access further education or sport and leisure facilities and thus make good and effective use of community resources. You will enable people to participate in their interests and hobbies and build a reliable social network of friends.
Only a very few of our customers require support with personal care, the emphasis is on social support.
Will I receive training?
Yes! Of course!
Whilst You First provides a specialist service no previous experience is necessary as full and in-depth training is provided from a dedicated management team. We are committed to supporting you in becoming the best Support Worker you can be!
When you join You First as a Support Worker you will be:
- Taken through an induction course
- Signed up for the Care Certificate (a recognised qualification)
- Assigned a series of shadow support sessions to introduce you to our customers
- Assigned a named Supervisor whom you meet with regularly
We are looking for people who are:
- Dedicated to supporting vulnerable adults in their own homes
- Able to work evenings and weekends on a roster basis
- Car drivers
You First will:
- Pay you £8.10 per hour Monday – Friday, rising to £8.15 following successful completion of probation
- Pay you £8.85 for weekend working
- Pay 22p for every mile you travel, including commuting miles
- Pay Sleep-ins in line with National Minimum Wage Regulations
- Provide Induction and on-going training
- Facilitate Promotion opportunities
- Provide an Employee Assistance Programme giving you and your family 24 hour access to free and confidential counselling and support
- Ensure you have your rota 4 weeks in advance
Click on the link below and this will take you to the Yeovil area recruitment page of our web site. No need to complete an application form, you can do it all on line by simply clicking here.
We will be in touch as soon as you hit “submit!”
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