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.
We have a full-time role and a part-time role (22.5 hours per week) for support workers to join the team in supporting four gentlemen, who share a home in Whitchurch, Bristol. They have learning disabilities, dementia and autism, have been friends for many years and enjoy varied social activities.
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 the gentlemen with everyday tasks, for example cooking, cleaning their home and managing finances. You'll also support them with their personal care and medication needs. Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.
The individuals enjoy social activities such as going out in the car and accessing shops and the surrounding areas; you’ll support them to do the things they enjoy. You’ll build professional relationships based on trust, respect and understanding. It can at times be challenging but knowing you’ve helped someone achieve their goals is rewarding. View our video for an insight into a day in the life of a Support Worker at Brandon:
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 many roles include a 24/7 rota. It’s also essential that you have a full driving licence.
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. Find out more about our career pathways on our main website.
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.
View the detailed Job Profile. View the compentencies outlined in the Job Profile.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days. If successful, you’ll be contacted to set up a time for a short telephone interview. If successful, this is followed by a face-to-face interview.
Brandon reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.
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