Senior Support Worker | Dorset

Mar 28, 2024 | Adult residential, Adults, Featured Roles, Support Worker

Senior Support Worker| Dorset

Location: Mulberry Court, Common Mead Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4RE

Salary / hourly pay rate: £12.75 – £13.85 Per Hour

Hours Per Week: 40

Employment Type: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date:Tuesday 16 April 2024

This vacancy is for Gillingham in Dorset

Mulberry Court are recruiting!

Mulberry Court is a residential service in Gillingham, Dorset. As a member of the support team, you will work with people who have varying degrees of disabilities to promote independence and choice through meaningful activities and experiences. We enable the individuals we support to achieve their goals and aspirations while living as independently as possible.

The individuals we support go on day trips to lots of different places, such as Ascot, Longleat and Monkey World. They’re situated right next to a garden centre and take regular trips to their café for lunch! They love gardening, arts and crafts and competitive games and sports, as well as a barbecue! Music is so important to many of the people we support, and we have lots of in-house discos with karaoke as well as trips to music festivals and concerts!

We would describe the nature of our work as more than just a job, as it has a complete family feel where everyone is supported. We feel we are truly making a positive impact and difference to the lives of the individuals we support. If you think you can help the individuals we support live their best lives, then apply today!

At Salutem Care and Education, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.

Our Senior Support Workers are there to ensure the health, welfare, education and development of the people we support is promoted at each step of their journey.

Now we’ve shared a glimpse of what it’s like to work for us, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Salutem and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults in England and Wales across our residential homes, schools and day centres. Our dedicated support teams empower individuals to overcome any obstacles and live the life they choose.

The support we provide enables individuals to live independently in their own home, empowering them to make choices and decision about how they want to live their life and achieve their dreams.

We want the best for everyone we support and that’s what makes us a family. If you have the ability to support someone to feel at home, be their true self, and do what makes their heart happy – we want to hear from you. This is a meaningful role and will suit someone who is looking to make a difference and make memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Key Responsibilities

– Demonstrate robust leadership linking with your Registered and Deputy Managers, ensure that each individual we support has a meaningful support plan.

– Ensure there is a robust activity plan in place for each individual.

– Ensure that the views of the individual are routinely sought through regular engagement with the individual.

– Ensure where appropriate, we are supporting individuals with finances ensuring that they are supported to budget and plan their finances (through a support plan).

– Support people with their medication.

– Embody the Mental Capacity act and its key principles, with the team clearly able to articulate them.

– Through linking with your Deputy and Registered managers ensure that Health and Safety polices, and procedures are followed, which in include Fire Safety and that there is a robust environmental risk assessment in place.

– Through working with your Registered Manager and Deputy Manager, ensure that you have a team safely recruited to enable the smooth delivery of hours, and to ensure that there are measures in place for the team.

– Ensure your service is delivering an outstanding level of Care and Support by Identifying opportunities to be better, to deliver better care, support and to be innovates.

– Ensure where incidents and accident occur in the service, that these are reported and managed in line with our polices and procedure.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties, and not fully encompassing of the role. You may be required to complete other duties, as deemed appropriate by the organization.

We know our staff put 100% into building brighter futures for the individuals we support. That’s why we offer career progression no matter where you start in the organisation. Your progress here will be regularly reviewed and as you gain expertise your rate of pay will increase. We believe in creating a Career from Care and we want the support workers we recruit now to become our managers of the future!

We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our team and our benefits package has something for everyone – including these key highlights:

– Competency Frameworks and Pay Scales – We have a development and reward initiative in place for all our individual colleagues and teams, showing clear career pathways, progression & promotion opportunities, and pay scales to work towards if desired.

– Blue Light Card – Working in social care, all our staff qualify for thousands of discounts in shops, restaurants, and venues on the high street with a Blue Light Card. You can register to get 2-years access to the Blue Light Card for £4.99 and reclaim this cost via our expenses process.

– Wagestream – Any day can be payday with Wagestream, as you can withdraw some of your wages earned early.*

– Care Friends, Refer-a-Friend Scheme – Instantly earn points and cash rewards for referring people you know for roles at Salutem.

– Sovereign Health Care Plan – Affordable cover to help with your healthcare and private medical costs.

– Canada Life, Group Life Assurance – To protect all our staff from day one of employment, we provide a Death in Service benefit via Canada Life, which is offered at 1 x your annual salary.

– Blink, our internal communications app – Giving you a voice and a sense of community across the organisation.

– Pension scheme – for all qualifying staff

– Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

As an organisation, we’re committed to supporting our teams and offering a range of perks that look after your financial, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

*Terms and conditions apply.

We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

We hope this gives you a little glimpse into this role and vibe of our organisation. We want everyone at Salutem to live their best lives, and look forward to hearing from you too! #applynow

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