Support Worker - Shrewsbury

  • Bethphage
  • 08 Aug, 2022

Job Description

£9.50-£9.56 per hour

Full, Part Time and Casuals Positions Available (Various Shift Patterns Available) 

£189 for sleep duties, this is based on 3 per month

We are looking for support workers to join our team in Shrewsbury supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.

This vacancy is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge working in a person-centred positive behaviour organisation.

Benefits of joining our team!

  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Paid training- we provide all the training you need to deliver first class support; this includes supporting you to gain your Level 2 & 3 Health and Social Care qualification
  • 28 days holiday in your first year, increasing to 33 day after five years and then 38 days after ten-years’ service.
  • Comprehensive induction programme including shadow shifts – which means you’ll be fully supported to understand the role whilst getting to know the team and the people you will support
  • Free and confidential counselling services for you and you and your family
  • A Simply Health Cash Plan- to help you with healthcare costs including dental, physiotherapy, chiropody, optical, new child payment, prescriptions and more
  • Long service rewards starting at £100 increasing to £150 depending on length of service – we believe our staff are our greatest asset and we want to reward you for your hard work and commitment to Bethphage
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Development opportunities- we want to support you in your career in care, from becoming a mental health first aider, to career progression- from support worker to service manager, your development, is our development
  • Regular supervisions with your manager, team meetings and feedback
  • Refer-a-Friend Award – earn £300 every time you successfully refer a friend and they complete their probation.
  • Birthday recognition – our staff receive a birthday card and an Amazon e-voucher every year
  • Paid enhanced DBS certificate
  • Access to the “Blue light Card” scheme that offers discounts to social care staff in a range of shops both online and on the Highstreet

What is a support worker?

A support worker is great at building relationships, kind, respectful, patient and engage with physical/recreational activities.

The working day is varied and could include a range of activities, from supporting someone to do their weekly shop to going swimming with them. You will be making a difference to someone’s life every day.

The most important qualities for a support worker to have are kindness, patience and compassion.

Some of our roles will include personal care and managing medication.

You will be joining our team in Shrewsbury supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism in their own homes.

We are looking for a team player, someone who is a good communicator, flexible, a good listener, empathetic and has a good sense of humour. 

The people we support all are unique inidivduals,

The guys enjoy the following;

  • Watching Football
  • Attending local discos- busting some super cool moves
  • Watching wrestling
  • Looking after pets
  • Voluntary work roles
  • Walking
  • Cinema trips
  • Watching movies
  • Bowling
  • Gardening
  • Car boot sales
  • Looking around charity shops

This is a rewarding job role, where you will build a positive working relationship with the people we support.

New to care?

We offer all the training you need to be able to deliver first-class, person-centered support. You don’t need to have done this type of work before, just have the right values, be positive about the difference you can make and be willing to learn.

You already have what it takes to get started, your life skills are invaluable to us!

Why choose Bethphage?

Bethphage is a registered charity which was established in 1994 and provides support to adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs in Shropshire and the West Midlands.

We have over 25 years’ experience delivering first-class, person-centered support, with all of our services being rated “Good” by the CQC. You will be joining an organisation that is devoted to delivering the best possible support to make a difference in people’s lives.

Essential Requirements:

  • Caring
  • Have a passion for helping others
  • Ability to work in a team or alone

Desirable requirements:

  • Level two diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Level three diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Own car
  • Full UK Driver’s License

The interview process:

Once you have completed your application form on-line, we will call you to have an informal chat to discuss the role.  Where safe, the second interview will be face-to-face and involve the people we support.  The whole process is relaxed and gives us the opportunity to get to know you and, you to get to know Bethphage.

A full detailed job description can be obtained by contacting our HR team on 01743 272880