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The Town of Stalbridge in the County of Dorset

The town of Stalbridge is located within the county of Dorset.   Stalbridge is situated in the South West region of the UK and is governed by North Dorset District council.

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Posted: 01/10/2018

Salary: £9.00/hour + plus 50% for Bank Holidays per Hour

Category: Charity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Support Workers to join the team at one of our Settled Accomodation services in Stalbridge. Sandhills Flats has 10 beds for adults who have a learning disability and may have additional complex health needs.

What does a Support Worker do?

A typical day

Support Workers (up to 30 hours per week)

For Encompass Support Workers, every day really is different, with variety being more the rule than the exception.

Much of what our Support Workers get involved in is driven by the people we support, and in helping to ensure they are able to live with as much independence and choice as possible.

Common tasks include supporting people to: – get out and about, take part in hobbies and leisure activities, prepare food – and enjoy eating it!; get ready in the morning, including support with personal care and hygiene; achieve goals identified in support plans, such as gaining work experience, or learning to use public transport; take medication or attend hospital appointments; manage money and bills; carry out household chores; plan holidays – and sometimes support people to take them; socialise with friends, or visit family; and of course, to live the best life possible!

Throughout all of this, the Person Centred Approach helps ensure that the people we support remain at the centre of everything we do.

The Individual

You'll...
Genuinely want to help people.

Be flexible .
Be interested in how other people may be feeling.
Be sociable, enjoy spending time with others and look for opportunities to build relationships with people.
Be comfortable in assisting service users in new situations and meeting new people.
Remain calm under pressure, and be optimistic and positive.
Be keen to ask questions to understand the service user ' needs
Be reliable and conscientious, completing tasks and not leaving it for others.
Enjoy sharing knowledge to help

What do I get?
You'll be working with a fantastic team that is part of a company whose mission is to help their service users feel good about themselves and support their independence - more than they ever thought possible.

You’ll get £9.00 per hour plus 50% for Bank Holidays; employer sponsored pension scheme; generous annual leave entitlement; full free Induction and on-going training programme; fully funded Diploma and Care Certificate training; occupational maternity pay and paternity benefits; occupational sick pay.

All posts are subject to satisfactory DBS and interviews will not be offered to candidates who have failed to arrange an informal visit. The informal visit allows you to find out more about the role and just as importantly it allows the people we support to meet you.

Interested? To discover more and to arrange an informal visit please contact Donna or Alison on (Apply online only). To learn more about the benefits we offer employees please visit our website.

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Encompass is a not-for-profit provider of specialist care and support