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Support Worker

Chelmsford, Essex
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

Peabody has an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker on a full time, permanent basis based in Chelmsford.In return you will receive a competitive salary of £19,305 per annum.

About the role:

As our care Support Worker you will assist people to live well, be independent and connected to their own community. You will support people with kindness and compassion ensuring that they are assisted to make choices and be involved in all aspects of their life. You will work within agreed boundaries, following operational guidance, policies and procedures. You will advocate for the people you support so that they are protected from harm and able to exercise their human rights.

What we're looking for in our Support Worker:

  • GCSE English or equivalent
  • DBS that is satisfactory to Peabody
  • Experience of providing support to the designated client group either in a volunteering or professional role
  • Passionate about making a real difference to people's lives, and supporting people to be independent, safe, healthy and happy
  • Concerned about social justice and the rights of people who experience discrimination
  • Non-judgmental, compassionate, kind, empathetic and courageous, brave enough to report concerns if observed
  • Sense of humour, an approachable manner and the resilience to cope with a busy, challenging and emotive job
  • Able to work flexibly to work additional hours outside of contractual hours to meet operational needs at times of emergency or crisis

What you can expect to be doing as our Support Worker:

  • Providing social, practical and emotional support to customers so that the individual supported can achieve their personal goals and aspirations
  • Where required, supporting people with all activities of daily living including providing personal care in a way that respects their dignity
  • Participating actively in personalised support planning, ensuring that the person we support has maximum choice and control in their life
  • Supporting individuals to pursue hobbies and leisure activities at home and in their community
  • Protecting the safety of the people you are supporting, following all management plans consistently including those relating to health, diet, medication, finances, and behaviour
  • Being observant to changes in the happiness and wellbeing of the people you support and raising concerns and getting help where required
  • Assisting the people you support in the day-to-day management of their homes, liaising with the Landlord about the maintenance and upkeep of the premises and all fixtures and fittings where required
  • Supporting individuals to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with their family, friends, carers and other professionals
  • Assisting people to observe religious, cultural and personal beliefs
  • Promoting self-advocacy and advocating where appropriate on behalf of the people you support
  • Maintaining accurate records and undertaking service checks and audits as required

Closing date: 5pm Sunday 18th September 2022

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Support Worker, please click 'apply' now!

At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, an appropriate base location will apply.

Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

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  • Job Reference: 705430036-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Peabody Care & Support
    Peabody Care & Support
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £19,305
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent