Senior Support Worker

Senior Support Worker

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Position: Senior Support Worker

Location: Fir Tree Lodge – Tadley, Hampshire

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £19,208.06 - £19,792.50 depending on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 24/12/17

Required: A satisfactory DBS check is required for this position.

 

Lou Reid sang about a perfect day and that’s what we want you and the people we support to be having if you join us. As such you’ll need to be an extraordinary individual with the ability to make each and every day extraordinary for the people we support!

SeeAbility encourages people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society. The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day: some big, some small, all extraordinary. They challenge us all to rethink disability.

Fir Tree Lodge is a residential home for 10 adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs. 

Our specialist support team work closely with the people we support, providing rehabilitation to people with sight loss to help them maintain and develop skills, and be more independent. We have speech and language therapists who support people with communication difficulties and the team also provides assistive technology and accessible information. All those supported at Fir Tree Lodge can benefit from weekly physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions at the newly-refurbished Penny Activity & Resource Centre. This is our onsite specialist day service providing opportunities including music therapy, arts and crafts, cookery, interactive technology and horticulture. 

As senior support worker you’ll support the manager and deputy and lead a team of support workers, acting as a role model, to facilitate the use of sound judgment that enables people to achieve goals and explore new opportunities. By championing person centered planning and partnership working you’ll lead your team to provide excellent, person centered support, which is both safe, maximises choice and control and identifies outcomes that improve the quality of everyday life. And your contribution and leadership skills will invaluable where support is not meeting expectations to promote skillful interactions. 

You will have experience of working with people with a range of disabilities including physical and/or learning disabilities, autism and sight loss and be qualified at a minimum QCF level 2 in Care. You’ll need to be patient and calm under pressure as well as sociable, caring and supportive but above all you’ll want to make a difference. You’ll seek new ways of working by thinking outside of the box and being creative with solutions and will take personal responsibility for the quality of care and support delivered to the people we support, striving to always do what is right by them.

So apart from transforming lives what’s in it for you? You’ll benefit from working with an exceptional team, an outstanding induction and training programme as well as on-going development. We also offer flexible working options, long service and recognition awards and company pension and life assurance schemes. And we don’t expect you to take your work home with you at the end of the day, in fact its illegal!

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to k.harrison@seeability.org outlining your interest in the role or if you’d like to find out more about the service or being a support worker, call Karen Harrison on 01189 815147

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