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Support Worker

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    Health & Social Care

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    Full-time Flexible

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    £17000 - £18020 per annum

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    10 months ago

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Support Worker

We're the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK's biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.

Position: Support Worker
Location: Epsom, Surrey
Job type: Full Time, Permanent (Flexible working considered)
Hours: Various shifts
Salary: £17,000 to £18,020 FTE (£9.05 - £9.60 per hour) (Inc. London weighting)
Benefits: 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service. Excellent pension scheme Cycle to work benefits Full induction + ongoing support, training and development 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to counselling.

Closing date: 30 September 2019

About the role:

"All independent life. I am very grateful for all their support." Cameron - resident

Could you be our next Support Worker helping people with sight loss and complex needs to live more independently, like Cameron?

In Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead we're looking for caring individuals who want to make a real difference, whilst enjoying a work life that offers variety each day. We have got a range of opportunities with fixed hours to suit you.

You'll play a key role in enabling our residents to live as independently as possible and engage in activities that are so often taken for granted.

It really is a career like no other! No working day is the same, but you could be helping residents to achieve positive outcomes:

- Develop everyday living skills, cooking meals, cleaning, shopping and travelling.
- Learn money skills.
- Use gadgets such as talking microwaves, liquid level indicators, and banknote detectors.
- Take part in social, leisure, learning, and work-based opportunities.

About you:

If you want to make a difference, are fun to be with, patient and able to work in a calm manner under pressure as well as sociable, caring and supportive then we want to hear from you.

You will work varied shifts on a rota basis (including the occasional sleep in) for at least 18 hours a week, as part of a team to provide excellent person-centred support to our residents and their families.

Experience of working in a social care or residential environment is desirable but not essential as we'll provide you with full training. After a thorough induction, you'll shadow an experienced Support Worker, enjoy ongoing training and gain a recognised Care Certificate and optional Health & Social Care Diploma.

For candidate's who wish to progress we offer excellent management progression paths to help you excel in a career where you truly can make a difference.

Above all, if you are passionate about making a positive difference to those affected with sight loss, we'd love to hear from you.

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check and relevant barred lists check.

Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV's, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.

RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Not for Profit, NFP, Third Sector, etc.

Ref: 89058