Location
Burton upon Trent
Advertising Salary
11.54

About The Role

Nexxus Care are looking for a Learning Disability Waking Nights Support Worker

 
This position is 30hours per week - please only apply if you are able to complete this amount of hours weekly.
 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, confident and passionate Support Worker to work in our exceptional short breaks and respite centre based in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, our centre supports adults with learning disabilities. 

The role of a Nexxus Care support worker will include:
  • Supporting clients to live independently - from helping prepare and cook delicious healthy meals, attending appointments, managing budgets and shopping.
  •  Accessing the community - supporting clients to participate in local social events, promoting life skills, individual hobbies and interests
  • Communication - Building strong working relationships with our clients to ensure person centred care is being upheld.  Promoting positive relationships to help understand the client, their needs, wants and goals. Learning different ways of communicating ie Makaton, Braille 
  • Personal Care - help clients prepare for their day. Some clients will require further support with their personal care including washing, bathing, showering, toileting etc 
  • Encouraging individuality whilst making a real difference to lives of clients with a learning disability, they are diverse in their needs and abilities. We are proud to support individuals to thrive in a safe, happy and comfortable environment. 
Due the nature of the role, previous experience within a caring or support worker position is essential. Training will be provided however we do prefer candidates to have good knowledge of Learning Disabilities and how they can present as an individual.
 

 

About You

What we need from you:

Flexibility to work shift patterns over a 7 day working week. No 2 days are the same within our respite centre - we can accommodate up to 5 overnight clients with the addition of day centre users.  Shift times are typically 9.45pm - 7.45am
 
Good understanding of learning disabilities and the requirements that individuals may need. 
 
Ability to adapt to situations that may arise within the service when supporting clients with additional or complex needs
 
Living within a commutable distance to the service (DE15 9QP) - Public transport is not always reliable
 
 
To ensure you are compliant:
  • Do you have the right to work in the UK with proofs? (i.e. passport, Visa)
  • We’ll need to complete a DBS check if you’re successful, we will cover the initial cost of this – T&C’s apply
  • Provide professional references – We’ll need at least 2 reference from your previous employers
  • Complete mandatory e-learning and attend a classroom based induction held locally – You’ll be paid to attend your training, and our training and recruitment team are always available to help

About Us

Our centre is proud to offer 5 spacious rooms that are equipped with wet rooms, assistive technology call systems, door sensors for privacy and security, sensory projectors, televisions as well as ceiling track hoist systems and adaptable communal areas for wheel chair users i.e adaptive surfaces within the kitchen area to enable access to the hob and sink.

Nexxus care are a Staffordshire County Council owned company and our goal is to provide outstanding domiciliary, reablement, extra care and residential support to our clients, as we understand the importance of caring for people in the familiarity of their own home, we built our services around people, not processes or tasks.

As well as a competitive pay structure, Nexxus Care offer a wide range of benefits such as;
    • Blue Light Card membership – This means you’ll get discounts from loads of high street store including JD Sports, New Look, River Island and more! You can also save money on your holidays!
    • Job security - Work for a local authority owned company
    • Refer a friend bonus
    • Enhanced bank holiday rates 
    • Funded DBS*
    • Classroom based training as well as care coaching - Paid in your first wage
    • Career development and qualifications - We want you to progress
      
*Subject to terms and conditions 

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