Nottingham Community Housing Association Ltd

  • Kettering
Help us to deliver 'More homes, great services, better lives'

Are you interested in working at a project rated “outstanding” by CQC and helping to make a positive difference in a vulnerable person’s life?

Then NCHA’s Patrick Court is the place….

Patrick Court, a project for Adults with Autism and Learning Disabilities is looking for caring, motivated and enthusiastic Support Workers to join their dedicated team in Burton Latimer. Support provided to these adults will be aimed at helping them live independently and do the same things you would do in everyday life; this could be anything from domestic tasks and personal care to accessing social/ leisure activities. Although the role is challenging, it is highly rewarding at the same time as the little things you do every day will have life-changing results for the people you support.

Requirements of Support Worker

Experience of supporting people with Autism and/learning disabilities
Caring, have empathy and desire to help others
Team player but able to work on own initiative
Demonstrate a robust and safe approach to dealing with challenging/complex behaviour
Resilient, confident yet professional and have a good sense of humour
Have basic numeracy and literacy skills
Use common sense, willingness to learn, follow instructions and apply training in everyday work
Flexibility as you may be required to work a variety of different shifts throughout the week; mornings, afternoons, evenings and sleep-ins.
Driving Licence as you may be required to drive the Service Users’ mobility vehicle

Responsibilities of Support Worker

Write, implement and review support plans
Liaise with both internal and external agencies to provide a person-centered approach to Service Users
Domestic tasks i.e. cleaning, cooking , shopping and personal care ( bathing, toileting) where applicable
Support Service Users to manage finances and budget
Support Service Users to access the community and activities for Social Inclusion e.g. outdoor exercise, meals out, medical appointments

Want to know why you should work with NCHA?

Become part of the NCHA Social Care Family
Be inspired to contribute to making a difference in a vulnerable person's life
Be valued

*10 Great Reasons to work with NCHA:

Competitive salary(higher than other providers in the area)
Free Health cashback plan; claim up to £100 for dental treatment, optician fees and other benefits
28.5 days statutory annual + bank holidays
On-going training and development opportunities
Reward and recognition for staff who go the extra mile
Staff social activities sponsored by the organisation
Free Enhanced DBS where applicable
Benefits scheme offering discounts and cashback at high street shops and major supermarkets, gyms etc. via NCHA Life Style Hub
£250 for referring external candidates for a Care Assistant or Support Worker role
Free confidential access to 24hr assistance program for counselling, advice and support

Access the full job description in the document tab at the top of the page and refer to the Person Specification section of the Job Description to complete your application.

You will need to attach a CV in order to apply for this role.

All successful candidates will be required to take a basic numeracy and literacy test prior to the interview.

Interviews: On-going basis

As a Disability Confident and Equal Opportunities Employer, NCHA welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups and disabled candidates.

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