Independent Living Project - Support Worker

Fulbourn
External Temp

Job Description

Independent Living Project - Support Worker

We are an independent family-friendly care project providing 2-to-1 care for a young man in his 30s who enjoys living in his own especially adapted bungalow.  We pride ourselves on ensuring his lifestyle and care are of the highest quality, and this extends to how we look after the staff who support him.  In particular we emphasise the importance of good nutrition and integration into the local community. Located in a quiet village to the south of Cambridge, the project is easily accessible by car with free on-site parking.
The role offers an exciting and varied programme with great benefits within a highly collaborative and stable work environment.

We are looking for individuals who:
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the project’s values and understand the uniqueness of the service user and his lifestyle.
  • Are naturally friendly, accommodating and collaborative.
  • Have at least 12 months’ care experience with an individual with similar disabilities.
  • Hold a full UK driving licence – to drive the client’s own vehicle.
  • Hold an NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2 or 3.
  • Are able to work a 37.5 hour week on a shift basis and 24 hours on-call availability
  • Participate in Covid-19 testing programmes, are vaccinated for Covid-19 and offer exclusive service.
What your job would entail
  • All care and social activities associated with supporting a disabled wheelchair user.
  • Performing basic domestic duties (cooking, cleaning, gardening etc).
  • Accompanying the service user to outside activities (including college, swimming, cinema, music therapy, physio etc.)
  • Attending staff meetings and briefings.
  • Undertaking regular training and e-learning events to keep your knowledge and skills up to scratch.
What we Offer
  • Extremely competitive package (outstanding salary, holidays and other benefits).
  • Work-free family-friendly breaks at Easter, Christmas and New Year when the client spends time with his family.
  • Stability of a full-time permanent contract in uncertain times of Covid-19, Brexit and budget cuts.
  • A family directed project with close ties of support
  • An exciting and variable programme of activities where no two days are the same.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: From £19,000.00 per year

To apply: Please email your CV direct to Maciej Ziarnecki at maciej@djsupport.org.uk.  DO NOT click the apply button.

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