Female Support Workers - Prees, Shropshire

  • Bethphage
  • 08 Aug, 2022

Job Description

£9.61 – £9.82 per hour + £1 Rural Supplement

Full & Part Time Positions Available

£189 per month for sleep-in duties based on three sleep in duties per month 

We are looking for support workers to join our team in Prees 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.

Due to the needs of this person we are looking for female support workers.

*Some of our roles require males, females and race specific employees only, where this is indicated this is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

What is a support worker?

A support worker’s role is exactly what it says on the tin- to support people to live their lives in the way they choose. You will support people, often in their own homes, to do things that are important to them and detailed in their care plan to ensure they live the independent life they choose.

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 a fantastic team in Prees supporting a lady with moderate learning disabilities and Mental Health needs in her own home. This will involve day shifts and sleep in cover.

She enjoys crafts, meals out, shopping, computers, chatting, cooking, going for walks, swimming, listening to music and being part of her community. She is a people person and enjoys company, friendship and contact with her family and she needs to know that those around her will keep her safe, where possible, as this can create anxiety for her.

The position is best suited to people with a great sense of humour, energy, enthusiasm and an understanding of the barriers associated with various types of disabilities.

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?

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.

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

About 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.

Essential Requirements:

  • Full UK drivers Licence
  • Own car
  • 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

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