Support Worker

Location:                         Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas

For this role you will receive a starting salary of £10.90 per hour / £22,733.04 per annum (pro rata for part-time) plus £67.75 per shift when you work a Sleep-In.

When you successfully complete your 6 months Probationary Period or Register with Social Care Wales, this will increase to £11.05 per hour/ £23,045.88 per annum (pro rata for part time).

If you already have a relevant Social Care qualification, or if you are Registered with Social Care Wales, your salary will start at £11.05 per hour/ £23,045.88 per annum (pro rata for part-time) plus £67.75 per shift when you work a Sleep-In.

Other benefits:               Company Pension with generous employer’s contribution

Hours per week:           Variety of contracts available up to 40 hours per week

Community Lives Consortium is a Registered Charity and Domiciliary Care Agency that provides support for people with a learning or physical disability to live the life they choose in their own home within the communities of Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot. We are currently looking for flexible and committed Support Workers to provide a quality service to the people we support.

Supporting documentation (please click on the link below):

Do you genuinely care about the welfare of other adults? Are you looking for a rewarding job providing personalised care to promote independent living within your local community?

We are currently looking for Support Workers who enjoy caring for adults with a learning or physical disability whilst maintaining their dignity, safety and independence. This can include cooking/preparing meals; housekeeping/laundry, accompanying the people we support at social, leisure, recreational activities, hobbies and providing personal care. Every person we support is an individual and they will look to you to work in a safe and professional way.

Support Workers will be required to promote the independence of the people we support enabling them to develop new skills and friendships and encourage them to enjoy a full life within the community.

There are a variety of shifts on a rota basis which include days, evening, weekends, wakeful nights, public holidays and sleep in duties.

We offer a thorough training programme with an opportunity to gain a QCF Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care, provided free of charge to give you all the skills required to provide an excellent customer service.

Due to the nature of this role you will be required to travel, therefore a full current driving licence is essential.  If you own a vehicle and use it for any work purposes then Business Class 1 vehicle insurance is also essential.  You will be required to provide evidence of these.

Holiday entitlement will be based on 29 days (pro rata) per annum rising to 33 days (pro rata) per annum after 5 completed year’s continuous service.

This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory pre-employment health declaration, proof of right to work in UK, full employment history and references.

Who we’re looking for:

No experience is required to be a successful Support Worker as we offer a thorough training programme to give you all of the skills required to provide an excellent customer service, however you must genuinely care and empathise with people. Communication skills both verbal and written are critical to this role. You must be 18 years old or over and have an understanding of what the role entails and be able to follow instruction. If you go the extra mile and want to belong to a dedicated team, with career prospects and recognition please apply today.

As a valued member of our team you will also be entitled to a range of benefits, including:

  • £500 joining bonus for new employees, excludes Casual Support Workers. The payment is pro rata for part time employees. £250 pro rata will be paid when your employment formally commences and £250 pro rata when you successfully complete your Probationary Period.
  • Additional annual leave after 5 year’s service.
  • Long Service Award (at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years service)
  • A generous Company Sick Pay Scheme (Up to 6 months full pay and 6 months half pay
  • Social Care Wales Registration Fees paid by the organisation
  • 65p per mile allowance for any work mileage undertaken
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Training programme to gain recognised Qualifications paid for by the Consortium.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Blue Light Card Fee paid by the organisation
  • Stream from your salary for early access to some of your pay (T&Cs apply)
  • Access to a Savings Account with a good interest rate
  • Access to Financial Coaching and Advice
  • Discounts at highstreet shops and supermarkets
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A generous Company Pension Scheme
  • Support and Wellbeing Advice Service
  • Opportunities for you own personal development via Learning Loans
  • Rights to Request: Time to Train and Flexible Working
  • Opportunity to sell annual leave, within the provisions of the Working Time Regulations.

Any questions?

Email our Human Resources Department: humanresourcesdepartment@communitylives.co.uk or call: 01792 646640.

How to apply:

Apply online today by clicking on the button below or if you would like to request a paper application pack please call: 01792 646640.

Or you can send in a CV to the Human Resources Department on the above email address.

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