Brimley is a 6 bedded award winning Residential home in Exmouth, a mixed gender 24/7 provision with Waking Night staff for individuals with a Learning Disability. Some individuals have diagnoses of Dementia so knowledge in this aspect of care is essential.
We are currently seeking a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team of Support Workers at one of our residential services in Exmouth. As a Support Worker you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with learning disabilities and dementia. You will be empowering the individuals to live as independently as possible with appropriate levels of support. Your role will be to provide practical support, including intimate personal care, completing all the relevant documentation promptly and accurately. You will ensure that the living accommodation is respected as someone’s home, and support and facilitate individuals to health appointments, promote wellbeing, encourage engagement in activities and provide high quality personsonalised support. You will regularly liaise with other members of the team in order to contribute to individual assessments to ensure that we are responsive to the changing needs of the individuals within the home. Some experience of working with people with Dementia, Down syndrome and Learning Disabilities would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Weekend working on rotation will also be required. Some IT knowledge and administration skills would also be advantageous. The successful candidate must be available to undertake all required training and to attend staff team meetings. Our value base and positive ethos is strong at Brimley, we are forward thinking and enthusiastic and if you feel that you will fit into our committed, dedicated staff team we would love to hear from you.
The position is permanent and for 20 hours per week.
For more information please contact Linda Sutton, 01395 279191 or 07805 793340.
Who we are
United Response is a leading national charity providing support to young people and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We believe in championing the right of disabled people to live, work, socialise and participate in the community, free of discrimination and unnecessary boundaries.
What we need from you
You need compassion, integrity and to treat people with dignity and respect. You need to be reliable because people are depending on you, be able to travel between locations and work flexibly, including evenings, weekends and overnight as needed. You also need to be a great communicator, both verbally and in writing and have basic IT and numerical skills.
In return for your passion and commitment, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
20 days paid annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays , pro rata for part time) , which increases after 3 and 5 years service
Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services
Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers
Plus the chance to make a positive difference to someone’s life every day - which is the biggest perk of all!