Support Workers - South Bristol

Part Time | Knowle, ENGLAND | about 1 year | Deadline: ..
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Part Time
£15,294 - £17,195 pa pr...
Brandon Trust

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Job Description

Meet Brandon Trust at our Support Worker Recruitment Events. We'll be at Bishopsworth Jobcentre (11am-2pm, Tuesday 12 September), Kingswood Park Centre (11am-2pm, Tuesday 19 September), Knowle Park Centre (11am-2pm, Tuesday 26 September) and Horfield Jobcentre (10am-2pm, Wednesday 27 September). Visit our main website  for details.

Brandon Trust is a charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live more freely with fewer limitations; being a Support Worker here is rewarding. Why? Because enabling individuals to achieve their goals brings a sense of fulfilment as well as an opportunity to develop your career.

In this role you’ll support up to five males who share a home in Knowle, Bristol. They lead busy lives and enjoy accessing their community in many different ways. You'll also be part of a wider team which provides diverse day services in the community from Monday to Friday; you'll support a lively group to enjoy varied activities including volunteering at a cafe, working on allotments and visiting the local library.


We provide a range of flexible benefits as well as full training (including the nationally recognised Care Certificate) and support to help you develop your career.

Learning disabilities and autism affect people in different ways so the role is very varied. Your day will involve supporting people with everyday tasks, for example cooking, cleaning their homes and managing finances. Many roles include supporting individuals with their personal care and medication needs. Find out more about these aspects of the role on our main website.


You’ll also support individuals to access their community to do the things they enjoy, for example shopping, socialising, days out, visiting Day Centres, or accessing education, sporting and job opportunities. You’ll build professional relationships based on trust, respect and understanding. It can at times be a challenging role, but knowing you’ve helped someone achieve their goals is rewarding. Find out more about a 'Day in the life of a Support Worker' in our short video:


You’re considerate, committed and respect people’s differences. Empathetic, you adapt your approach to individuals’ needs, have good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. You come up with creative solutions to overcome challenges and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. You’ll need to be flexible and able to work shifts including weekends and evenings/nights, as the role includes a 24/7 rota. It’s also highly desirable (or, in some cases, essential) that you have a full driving licence. For some roles it would be great if you are willing to use your own vehicle on business – we’ll pay mileage expenses for this.


Training and benefits

If you’re new to social care we provide full training (including the nationally recognised Care Certificate, as well as training tailored to the needs of the people you support), a thorough induction and plenty of career development opportunities; we will also support you to gain your Health and Social Care Diploma. And with mentors to support you, you’ll have everything you need to feel confident in your role and to develop a career to be proud of.


Our ‘Choices’ employment contract provides flexible benefits; you can personalise your holiday allowance and pension each year. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and study bursaries.


Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.


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