Job Reference: SCSW0923

Support Worker - St Clare


Salary: £11.30 - £11.50 per hour

Hours: Part Time / Full Time / Casual - days and nights

Closing Date: 11/11/2023

Job Description

​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 enthusiastic, resourceful and forward-thinking people and are excited to be recruiting Support Workers to support individuals within our service.

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 behaviour 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 people 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.

‘C’ is a young and vivacious young lady who loves laughs and a practical joke, she is becoming more and more independent, and her goal is to live completely independently. Like most people “C’s” age she is social media enthused and loves all things girly.

‘C’ likes karate, basketball, Star Wars and gaming, someone active and with similar interests would really support this young man to flourish, “C” can struggle to navigate social relationships and needs someone to support him to navigate and understand these. 

‘S’ is a young lady who requires sensitive and understanding emotional support whose past trauma can impact her ability to form positive and healthy relationships, “S” is in fulltime education at college and is learning essential life skills which will need to be continued by her team. Experience with Trauma Informed approaches is desirable but committing to understanding her experience of past trauma is essential. 

‘E’ oozes artistic creativity and spends his day creating art and music, “E” is a young autistic man who can struggle to manage his anxieties and needs confident and empathic support to keep him on baseline and engaged in his day.

“M” loves rock music, getting tattooed and often having a new additional of “metal” in the means of a piercing, “M” loves to cook so someone with a passion for home cooking would work well with “M”.

Do you have this flexible and skilful approach to people and support delivery?
Can you deliver communication in variable formats?
Do you understand or want to learn about supporting individualized in a Trauma-Informed way?
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 males and females. A clean driving license would be beneficial but not essential. ​

About the usual working pattern:

This will post requires weekday, weekend, morning, afternoons and evenings. ​Support delivery to begin at 7am through to 10pm. There is the opportunity to work shorter or longer days.
We are also looking for people to work from 10pm through to 7am as a waking night.
We are open to part-time or full-time team members.
We are looking for people to workday shifts and night shifts.
We facilitate a 2-week rolling pattern for continuity of delivery.
We also welcome casual staff that are unable to commit to a rolling pattern but would like to pick up shifts on an ad hoc basis.

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
  • The opportunity to earn overtime.
  • …and more!

Closing date: 

The closing date for this vacancy is 15th December 2023 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