Part time Support Worker Residential – Gateshead
Hourly rate: £8.55 - £8.75 per hour depending on qualifications
Hours: Part time 24 hours per week
Annual leave: 25 days plus 10 bank holidays
Working with our Service users
Overtime paid at enhanced rate (Care)
Sleepovers paid at £82 per night (Based on a 10 hour shift)
5 Weeks Annual leave + 10 paid bank holidays.
Option to buy one week extra holiday per year (52 week contracts)
DBS Paid by Henshaws
In House Training Full/comprehensive
Recognised Qualifications (Diploma 2/3/5)
Access to all Henshaws Benefits
Company Pension Scheme
Comprehensive induction programme
Death in Service Insurance
Long service awards every 5 years
Refer a Friend Scheme
Supportive working environment
Henshaws Housing & Support enables people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to live more independently. Whether in one of our houses, or in their own home, we provide support so that people can build skills, make their own choices and be part of their local community; develop connections and lead a more fulfilling life.
We are looking for full and part time Support Workers to work in our residential house in Gateshead.
Working as part of a team, you will develop sensitive practice in which the rights of the service users are respected and which develop individual opportunities for each service user to lead a valued lifestyle.
You may be an experienced care or support worker, or may be looking for a change in career – previous experience in working in care is not essential as full training will be given. The key to success in this role is that you have an interest in building relationships with our service users and take pride in seeing them take steps towards independent living. You will be a confident communicator and have a strong team ethic.
Henshaws will provide you with a full induction centred around the Care Certificate and will offer further training towards qualifications in Health and Social care.
For more information and to apply please view the job description and person specification and complete and submit an application form.
Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
“The perception of care work is that it’s like babysitting, or all about personal care, and I’m here to tell you otherwise.”
Bill's a support worker with Henshaws Supported Living service in Yorkshire. He came from an engineering background and tells us why a complete career change has been so satisfying.