Care and Support Worker (Hereford)

Join National Star in Hereford as a care and support worker, and your care will help create experiences without limits for people with disabilities.

Hereford

Job details

Salary

£11.91 p/hr weekdays £14.88 p/hr weekends

Role type

Full Time, Part Time, All Year Post

Hours of work

24- 37 hrs per week / 52 weeks

Location

Hereford

Contract type

Permanent

Contract

All year post

Closing date

27/05/2024

Interview date

Interviews will be held during the course of the advertisement - please apply early.

Job description

National Star is recruiting extra special people to join its committed team of care and support workers helping young people with complex disabilities to live life as independently as possible.  We currently prefer applicants with previous care experience and a positive attitude toward the aspirations of young people with disabilities and are able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours a week working shift patterns to include earlies (staring at 7 am) and lates (finishing at 10pm) and alternate weekends.

The long-term residents that we support have a wide range of learning and physical disabilities. Like other young people of the same age many of them love fashion, listening to music, shopping, watching sport and socialising with their friends.

As one of our care and support workers you will be a key member of our team, providing personalised care to enable residents to enjoy their hobbies and interests and realise their aspirations.

We offer opportunities to complete fully-funded level 2 and level 3 qualifications in adult social care, learning support and team leader (supervisor) should you wish to.

Key tasks involve:

  • Delivering all aspects of personal care including washing, dressing, personal appearance, toileting, mouth, nail, and foot care and feeding.
  • Provide support in our long-term living accommodation and out in the community.
  • Plan, organise and support high quality leisure activities. This may involve trips into the community, visits to the cinema, pubs and restaurants or simply helping a resident pursue their favourite hobby or sport.
  • Liaise with family members, enabling a resident to speak to parents, friends and family and providing updates on activities and progress.
  • Administer medication to residents in line with policy and procedure, after receiving relevant training.

All the residents at our long-term accommodation have big personalities and even biggest ambitions to live life to the full – with your help they can achieve that. We challenge you to find a more rewarding role in care.

The salary for this role is  £11.91 per hour weekdays and  £14.88 per hour at weekends.

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About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,200 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Staff minibus from Cheltenham and Gloucester to our Ullenwood site Monday to Friday.

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs.

Westfield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

Care and Support Worker (Hereford)

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