Support Worker - Worthing
Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?
We have an exciting opportunity for support workers to join the team at this residential service providing support for adults with learning disabilities and associated health needs.
You'll be providing support for day-to-day living, such as social activities, sports and hobbies, employment, holidays etc along with support with general household duties such as cooking and cleaning.
Our services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you will work in shifts (as allocated by your manager). This means you will need to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required by the rota. You may also be required to undertake sleep-in shifts (again, on a rota basis).
The needs of the people we support vary from service to service, so please feel free to discuss your preference with the manager during your interview. We know that some people are looking for more of a caring role supporting people with limited mobility and communication difficulties, who may need more personal care and assistance. Others may relish working in a busy service where the people we support are very independent and active in the local community. We are keen to ensure that you are allocated to the service most suited to your abilities and personality, so opportunities to transfer to other services are always available.
You will work at one service, allowing consistency for both you and the people we support, and you will be paid for your full shift (full time staff usually work 5 x 7.5 hour shifts in a week, but part time positions may be available.) Occasionally you may be asked to work a shift at a nearby service if a staffing need arises.
The Ideal Candidate
At CMG, we believe that a successful Support Worker doesn’t always have experience, but shares our vision to ensure that ‘every moment has potential’ for the people we support to learn new skills and to achieve their dreams.
Basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as good English are a must.
An NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care and some experience in care work would be an added bonus, but we have a fantastic in-house training team who can help you along if you are taking your first steps in your career as a support worker.
Above all you need to be kind, caring and ready to help our teams ensure that our services are comfortable, happy, fulfilling and safe places to live.
We operate the Government's childcare vouchers initiative, which are taken from your salary before your usual Tax and NI contributions are deducted, and also the Government's pension scheme.
We offer all staff 28 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 1 year, with an option to buy up to 5 days additional holiday per year. Annual leave and additional holiday are prorated for part time staff.
We also have a generous staff discount scheme, to save money on shopping, days out etc.
We recognise excellence in our staff through an annual awards ceremony and an employee of the month scheme.
About the Company
CMG is a leading provider of care and support for adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, challenging behaviour, profound and multiple learning disabilities and epilepsy.
The people we support live in homely, family-like residences, and are encouraged to participate fully in the local community.
Please note, we are not an agency - we manage our own services, and you will have full access to our excellent training, benefits and career progression opportunities.
CMG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the people we support, adults and children, and expect all staff to share this commitment.