Part time Support Worker Residential – Gateshead

Gateshead

Closing date: Thursday, 31st Oct 2019

Hourly rate: £8.55 - £8.75 per hour depending on qualifications
Hours: Part time 2 x 24 hours per week
Weeks: 52
Annual leave: 25 days plus 10 bank holidays
Contract: Permanent

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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 two part time Support Workers to work across 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. We are friendly and supportive and provide excellent benefits including generous annual leave entitlements, pension and all training needed for the role.

For more information and to apply please view the job description and person specification and complete and submit an application form. For further information about the role please email recruitment@henshaws.org.uk.

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.

Benefits

Working with our Service users
Competitive Salary
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)
Progression Opportunities
Access to all Henshaws Benefits
Company Pension Scheme
Comprehensive induction programme
Employee Helpline
Death in Service Insurance
Long service awards every 5 years
Refer a Friend Scheme
Supportive working environment

Visitors enjoying henshaws beer festival

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.

https://www.henshaws.org.uk/blog/the-perception-of-care-work-is-that-its-like-babysitting-or-all-about-personal-care-and-im-here-to-tell-you-otherwise/

Care Application Form

  • Section A

  • Employment

  • Your Work Experience

    Please complete details of your current and previous employment as requested below: • list the employment in chronological order, most recent first. • Please include your full work history from time of leaving school/college/university. • Include any posts that were undertaken on a voluntary basis.
  • Present or most recent employer

  • Previous Employment 1

    In date order most recent first
  • Previous Employment 2

  • Previous Employment 3

  • Previous Employment 4

  • Continuation of Work History

    Please list your full work history since leaving education
  • Gaps in your work History

  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Do you have Care Experience? * REQUIRED
  • English Level 1 or above? * REQUIRED
  • Maths Level 1 or above? * REQUIRED
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care? * REQUIRED
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care?
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 5 Health & Social Care?
  • Classroom Assistant Level 2 or above?
  • The Care Certificate?
  • If you answered NO to Care Qualifications:

  • Are you willing to undertake a Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care? (Paid for by Henshaws with hourly rate increase on completion)
  • Are you able to commit to training? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you fit enough to push a wheelchair/use a hoist? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to administer medication? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to assist with personal care? * REQUIRED
  • Section B

    Information provided in this section will be removed prior to the short listing process for this vacancy to ensure an anonymous application.
  • About You

  • Do you have a Disability? * REQUIRED
    Henshaws is a Disability Confident employer
  • (If through a Henshaws employee please state their name)
  • Have you previously worked for Henshaws via an agency within the last 6 months? * REQUIRED
  • Eligibility to Work in the UK * REQUIRED
    You will be required to produce original documents to prove your eligibility to work in the UK at the interview/assessment stage and to also bring photocopies of them.
  • Your National Insurance Number consists of 2 letters 6 numbers 1 letter)
  • Your Referees

    Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your present or most recent employer. Please provide details below of your referees. Please note references will not be sought until an offer of employment has been made. If you are unable to provide two employment references please provide an academic reference. It is against our reference policy to accept personal references; your reference details must be employment or education based. Henshaws reserves the right to approach any employer/ academic for a suitable reference in line with safer recruitment.
  • REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS & DBS CHECKS

    Due to the services offered by Henshaws, you may be required to complete an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB). Please refer to the job description for details of how this applies to the role you are applying for. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are "protected" and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
  • Do you have any convictions. cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)? * REQUIRED
  • SAFEGUARDING

  • Have you ever been the subject of a safeguarding concern in either an employed or voluntary role? * REQUIRED
  • I declare that the information given in this form is, to the best of my knowledge complete and correct; I also understand that any wilful mis-statement renders me liable to dismissal if engaged. I understand that an appointment if offered will be subjects to satisfactory references, health declaration and, where appropriate, DBS checks.
  • Equal Opportunities Form

  • Gender / Gender reassignment * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
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  • Ethnic Origin * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box
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  • Sexual Orientation * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
  • Disability * REQUIRED
    Do you consider yourself to be disabled as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act? Or do you have a long standing (at least 12 months) physical or mental health condition or disability? Does your condition or disability have a substantial negative effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities? E.g. Walking, communicating, reading and writing.
  • If yes please indicate what type of disability in the boxes below.