Support Worker

Job Category:
Reference HQ00022049
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing
Location Newmarket
Job Type Full-time
Start Date A.S.A.P
Hours per week different shifts available
Rate £10.41 per hour, Enhancements are made for night shifts and weekend working.

About the job:

What does the Support Worker do?

The role of a Support Worker is to ensure the people we work with are safe, happy and lead fulfilling lives. Supporting someone with learning disability isn’t just personal care. It’s so much more. A Support Worker could be taking the people supported out on shopping trips, days out, visiting social clubs and trips to the beach. They could support with day to day activities such as cooking and actively seek to introduce new choices. Staff say “ We get job satisfaction when goals are achieved with people” and “it’s a good place to work”.

This role is located in Newmarket. There are a range of shifts available including: earlies, late’s, waking nights or sleep ins. You can pick up as many shifts as you would like

You don’t need to have worked in supported living before to be a good Support Worker. If you are caring, kind, patient and want to work in a job genuinely rewarding, this is for you. Ideally you will already hold a Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma or have a willingness to undertake. You’ll need to have a great communication skills and be comfortable making decisions. A basic level of English and Math is also required. You must be flexible and able to work a variety of shifts including long days and sleep ins. Due to location driving is essential.

  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates from commencement
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum (pro rata), including bank holidays
  • Pension contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications
  • Opus candidates are first to hear about all temporary jobs in Cambridgeshire County Council

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