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Support Worker - Nights Only - £500 Welcome Bonus

Flaxpits House, Flaxpits House, 74 Flaxpits Lane, Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom ● Winterbourne, Bristol, UK Req #208
28 October 2021

£10 - £20 per hour - £500 Welcome Bonus*
37.5 hours per week 

Can you make happiness a priority? Are you the kind of person who’d rather have a meaningful experience than a dull job? If so, you’re a Support Worker. You just might not have tried it yet! 

In a role seeing you form an integral part of people’s lives, you can be an ambassador for your community, an example for your family and represent the care sector, as a whole. 

The opportunities for personal development are limitless, and while you grow and develop, you will be a point of contact for those who need the extra help. By doing so, you will learn vital life skills, as well as creating a fairer and more accessible world for those you care for.

Whether you see this as a starting point to a high-flying career, working for a charitable organisation or just love the idea of getting paid to have fun, we want you at Milestones Trust! 

In return we offer excellent, high quality learning opportunities, including the opportunity to undertake a level 3 or 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Alongside this, other benefits include:

• 30 days Annual Leave Entitlement
• Access to an Employee Discount Platform from Day 1 with discounts and cash back for hundreds of retailers.
• Refer a Friend Scheme earning you up to £750
• Company Pension
• Job Satisfaction
• Competitive salary
• Generous Occupational Maternity/Paternity pay
• Learning and development opportunities for you to build your career
• Health Cash Plan on completion of probation giving you access to a minimum of £695 cash back for health treatments e.g. Dental, Therapies, Optical, Maternity/Paternity, NHS Prescriptions etc.

Flaxpits House is a residential home for younger people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs. We support 10 individuals to live independent and fulfilling lives. Where appropriate, we also support people to move on to supported living and independent living services.

We are located in the village Winterbourne (just north of Bristol) with easy access to the M32 and Avon Ring Road (A4174).

As a Support Worker, your responsibilities will include: 

• To encourage positive self-image and maintain health and wellbeing.
• Assisting with decision-making and promoting independence.
• Support people to develop and maintain contact with family and friends.
• Provide emotional support.
• Perform house-keeping and administrative duties, as required.

As part of the night staff team, you will assist with personal care and support those with mobility issues, using safe and approved moving and handling techniques. Full training will be provided in order to ensure the comfort of those we support and the confidence of our staff. Additionally, you will be expected to carry out housekeeping duties, when required.

The successful Support Worker will:

• Have excellent communication skills.
• Have a caring manner and a tolerant nature.
• Experience within the sector is not essential as we will provide you with training required to carry out your duties.
• Be able to support people with their personal hygiene needs and have some understanding of non-verbal communication.
• Hold a full, valid UK Drivers Licence

We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within Milestones Trust.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Faz Holder, Home Manager, on 01454 776191.
This is an on-going advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received.

*Welcome bonus will be offered for candidates offered roles from the 10th September 2021 and is dependent on successful recruitment and probation processes and policy. 

Covid19 Update: 
Please note: All staff that work or have a professional reason to visit care homes/CQC registered services are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they have evidence that they are medically exempt from the requirement, as set out in DHSC Guidance on mandatory vaccination. This may be a condition of an employment offer.

We continue to deliver safe, high quality care and support in line with Government guidance. More details of our response can be viewed here:

Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees. If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB) A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment. Committed to Equality and Diversity for all. Registered Charity No. 294377.

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  • Flaxpits House, Flaxpits House, 74 Flaxpits Lane, Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom
  • Winterbourne, Bristol, UK