Job Reference: PTSWPP2024

Part Time Support Worker - St Austell

St Austell

Salary: £12.00 - £13.00ph

Hours: 12

Closing Date: 14/06/2024

Job Description

Part Time Support Worker

Hourly Rate: £12.00 day rate £13.00 night rate (22:00-07:00) (+£2 per hour on usual hourly rate for all overtime)
Hours: 12 hours per week*
Location: St. Austell, Cornwall

Havencare is a forward-thinking and growing charity.  We have been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose.

At Havencare, first and foremost, we are looking for outstanding people who align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, resourceful and forward-thinking person and are excited to be recruiting a Support Worker to support individuals within our service in St. Austell.

About the Role:

This role is diverse and needs someone who can provide support and care to various people throughout their working day.

Each person has their own flat and receives a level of 1:1 support delivery at different times of the day and have access to a shared support hub. 

The hub is a unique dimension to Supported Living and you will be supporting individuals as a point of contact, with their planned activities and personal care requirements, as well as moving & handling people and providing distress behavior support (when required).  The role would involve supporting aspects of day-to-day living, personal care and accessing the community. Support with planning meals, medication administration and most importantly developing relationships with family and peers.

We are looking for someone who can engage with different personalities and bring energy, adaptability, and commitment to a support role where every day is different. Yesterday you may have been watching a show at the Theatre in Plymouth.  Today you may be supporting with daily living skills and shopping, and tomorrow, you may find yourself in Charlestown drinking coffee.  

There is the opportunity to work directly with people depending on your interest and skills. 

We also look at a combination of 1:1 support hours with individuals with complex needs and there will be times when you will be part of our core background support and delivering 2:1 support for specific tasks with individuals. You will need to be comfortable with supporting with personal care. 

‘MS’ needs you to help him settle into his new home and build trusting relationships with his team. To be understanding of the trauma he has experienced and empathetic to the anxieties he can present. Building on his emotional wellbeing to support confidence with access to the community as independently as possible is his focus. MS is a keen gardener and loves to get stuck in, so if you aren’t worried about getting your hands muddy, this could be for you.

‘AM’ would like you to go swimming, play golf and plan meals with him. He needs you to be a role model, maintaining tenancy and what it looks like to run a home. 

‘K’ likes to knit while singing to ABBA.  She enjoys planning trips to see shows at the theatre and the opportunity to visit the charity shop for a good bargain. She has her own car and likes to get out daily. Confidence with supporting epilepsy is desirable but committing to understanding her experience of past trauma is essential. 

‘MR’ likes Costa chit chats and walking to the local market. Experience of Autism and diabetes is desirable or a thirst and interest to learn is essential. 

‘MT’ likes it when you sing with her, engaging in intensive interaction or driving to a National Trust Garden. Experience of working with people with profound difficulties is desirable but a warm, nurturing, and fun approach to meeting her needs is essential. 

‘AD’ lives on his own away from this service. He likes to share his experiences of being autistic. He likes to access the hub and will call for reassurance from staff at the hub.

Do you have this flexible and skillful approach to people and support delivery?
Can you deliver communication in variable formats?
Do you understand or want to learn about supporting individualized sensory needs?
If you have said yes to anything you have read, then this could be the job for you, and we would love to hear from you.
Be a part of working in an environment that cares about people supporting people.

We are looking for both male and female candidates. A clean driving license would be beneficial.

About the usual working pattern:

Week 1:

Sunday: 09:00-16:00

Week 2:

Wednesday: 11:00-15:00
Saturday: 16:00-22:00
Sunday: 09:00-16:00

We will provide you with:

  • Quality training and development opportunities to maintain and enhance your skills and knowledge
  • Free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Big financial rewards through our Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
  • Paid DBS
  • Annual pay of £5304 and the opportunity to earn overtime.
  • A generous overtime rate.
  • …and more!

Closing date: 

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 17th May 2024. Applications will be considered as and when received.

If your application is successful, any offer of employment will be subject to:

            A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and subsequent registration for the DBS Update Service
            2 acceptable / satisfactory references
            Evidence of eligibility / right to work in the UK

Check out the role brief and assignment information here – 2023 Support Worker – Role Brief – Porthpean.pdf