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Support Worker at Peabody

Support Worker

Peabody Halstead Full-Time

Peabody has exciting opportunities open for Care Support Workers which includes an element of personal care. There are full-time and part-time, permanent positions available based in various Halstead locations. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £19,305 per annum.

About the Support Worker role:

As a care support worker, you will assist people to live well, be independent and connected to their own community. You will support people with kindness and compassion ensuring that they are assisted to make choices and be involved in all aspects of their life. You will work within agreed boundaries, following operational guidance, policies and procedures. You will advocate for the people you support so that they are protected from harm and able to exercise their human rights.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible enough to work across a 24/7 rota, Examples of shift patterns; 7am - 2:30pm, 14.30-22.00, 09.00-16.30, 10.00-17.30, 11.00-18.30, 22.00-07.00 and if required a Sleep in 22.00-07.00.

What we're looking for in our Support Worker:

  • GCSE English or equivalent
  • DBS that is satisfactory to Peabody
  • Passionate about making a real difference to people’s lives, and supporting people to be independent, safe, healthy and happy
  • Concerned about social justice and the rights of people who experience discrimination
  • Non-judgmental, compassionate, kind, empathetic and courageous, brave enough to  report concerns if observed
  • Sense of humour, an approachable manner and the resilience to cope with a busy, challenging and emotive job
  • Able to work flexibly to work additional hours outside of contractual hours to meet operational needs at times of emergency or crisis
  • Experience of providing support to the designated client group either in a volunteering or professional role
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, staff and stakeholders in plain, easy to understand English, both in writing and verbally

What you can expect to be doing as our Support Worker:

  • Provide social, practical and emotional support to customers so that the individual supported can achieve their personal goals and aspirations
  • Where required support people with all activities of daily living including providing personal care in a way the respects their dignity
  • Participate actively in personalised support planning, ensuing that the person we support has maximum choice and control in their life
  • Support individuals to pursue hobbies and leisure activities at home and in their community
  • Bring ideas and enthusiasm to your role, search out new and innovative opportunities with the people you support
  • Protect the safety of the people you are supporting, following all management plans consistently including those relating to health, diet, medication, finances and behaviour
  • Be observant to changes in the happiness and wellbeing of the people you support r   raise concerns and get help where required
  • Report concerns about abuse or safeguarding issues as per policy

Closing date: Sunday 24th July 2022

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Support Worker, please click ‘apply’ now!

At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.

Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ and disabled people.


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Job ID: AMHalSW0308