The Aurora Group Weekend Support Worker - Young Adults in Royston, United Kingdom
Young Adults Support Worker - Orchard Manor - No Experience Needed
Location: Meldreth, Nr Royston, Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire border
Contract Type: Permanent, Weekend Contract
Hours: Shifts available on Saturdays, Sundays or work both days. Minimum 8 hours per week (12.30pm-9pm / 8am-8pm AND night shifts available)
Salary: £10.04 to £11.13 per hour (linked to competency and qualifications) PLUS £1000 Welcome bonus*
No experience necessary, full training given and fully funded study for Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification.
Have you got a passion for helping and empowering others? Are you wanting a career with progression and great benefits whilst making a difference?
Rated CQC Outstanding Aurora Orchard Manor are seeking compassionate and dedicated people to become Support Workers for our young people on a full or part time basis.
Set within 14 acres, Orchard Manor offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults with severe and profound learning difficulties and complex health needs. With specialist facilities and a focus on promoting independence, we support each of our young people through the transition from education into adulthood with a focus on person-centred programmes to promote independence.
Find out more about the amazing work we do - Supported Living Accommodation for Young Adults Meldreth, Cambridge (theauroragroup.co.uk)
As a support worker you will be highly involved in personal care, this is supporting our young people with all aspects of personal hygiene including toileting, dressing and maintain their personal appearance.
As well as supporting with their medical needs you will also get involved in helping with the young adults therapies such as rebound therapy or hydrotherapy in our newly renovated pool. We also have sensory gardens, a skills centre, forestry school and rooms dedicated to art, music and much more.
Independence is prompted wherever is possible, the adults will often run their own days with what they like to do, so you could be helping make things in the sites enterprise scheme, going on shopping trips, taking part in forestry lessons or even going to the pub!!
Although no experience is required, we are looking for candidates to demonstrate:
Willingness to learn and to go the extra mile
Ability to guide and encourage supportive independence when possible
Exceptional communication skills and patience
Resilient with a robust and positive nature
Ability to be creative in meeting the needs of the young adults.
Must be able to complete 2 weeks full time induction (Monday to Friday) before starting weekend shifts
It is a tough yet totally rewarding role. Ultimately, we are looking for people with a passion to build relationships and positively change the lives of the young adults that we work with.
What’s on offer:
- Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments - 50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service
No experience required - Full training given and continued support
Opportunity to study for Level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care which will be funded by us!
Part time hours available if required
30 days’ holiday including bank holidays- Increasing yearly up to 33 days per year
Life assurance and pension
Perkbox - access to shopping discounts
Car lease scheme
Bike to work scheme
Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.
You will have a chance to work with a supportive team whose common goal is to empower and support wherever is required.
How to Apply:
You can apply online by completing our online application form. For more information on this position please contact Liz on 07918 585258 / email@example.com
Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.
This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled.
Job ID: 2022-2982
External Company URL: https://www.the-aurora-group.com/
Address Line 1: Fenny Lane
Post End Date: 14/10/2022