Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

£12 per hour
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Full or Part time hours, permanent contracts

Colchester (CQS)

We're looking for Learning Disability Support Workers in the Clacton area, as a Support Worker you will be playing a fundamental part in improving vulnerable people's lives through the care and support that you provide. You will be supporting people who have varying needs and abilities but include;learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health conditions.

Are you the person who can support our individuals day to day to live independently in their own home whilst promoting a safe, healthy and secure living environment? Your skills will lie in your ability to interact, build relationships and support our individuals in all aspects of their daily life which could include; accompanying them on their holidays, social events, interacting with families and friends to encourage relationships and social development.

Some of our individuals who live in our supported living homes, have the capability to lead and live independent lives, your support will be to help enable them to maintain their independence and live their best life. The role may include elements of personal care.

Working hours:

  • Shifts patterns consist of Thursday and Friday night sleeps and holiday cover as required

Why Cera?

You are valued - Carers are the backbone of our vision to empower people to live longer, healthier, better lives at home. Our core values – Commit, Connect, and Create – guide everything we do and we have a monthly Cera Stars awards programme to celebrate our employees' amazing work.

We invest in your development - We support your growth through recognised qualifications and apprenticeships. There is also opportunity for progression - 45% of our salaried vacancies were filled through the promotion of existing care workers and branch staff in 2023 through our carer career pathway.

Your well-being is a priority for us - You'll enjoy access to WeCare, our employee benefits platform offering discounts and cashback from over 800 retailers. Additionally, we provide enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay, an employee assistance program, healthcare cash plan, eyecare plan, and mental health telephone support service.

We believe in making your job easier - We've brought care into the 21st century by developing technology that streamlines administrative tasks, enhances outcomes, and allows you to focus on the most important aspect of care – caring for our clients.

Key Requirements:

  • You will be subject to a DBS/PVG check and references
  • The Right to Work in the UK

Additional benefits:

  • Opportunity for extra income our Care Friends referral scheme (up to £600 per referral)
  • Overtime available to boost your earnings
  • Any required uniform is provided + mobile phone
  • Blue Light Card eligibility - helping you save on everyday purchases and special treats which can be used with our We Care platform to offer double discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. This role is with Care Quality Services, part of Cera.

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