Support Worker

Permanent – Location – Northwich

Full/Part Time hours available

Deafness Support Network, Supported Living Service

Hourly Salary at £9.50 per hour (full time equivalent £19,451 per annum)

Apply now to work with one of the UK’s leading providers of care and support for deaf and Deafblind people.

Are you looking for job satisfaction, where you are making a positive difference to people’s lives – this maybe the job for you.

Who we are & what’s involved:

We are a Disability Confident employer with four vibrant Supported Living homes in Northwich, providing care and support to enable D/deaf and Deafblind adults with learning disabilities and/or challenging behaviour to live a full and rewarding life as independently as possible.

We are seeking to recruit individuals who can demonstrate they have they have the desire, ambition, and commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of those living within our homes.

As a professional Support Worker, you will need to demonstrate compassion and empathy when providing care/support when working with our Tenants.  Communication is key, and it is a requirement to communicate in British Sign Language, therefore a Level 1 qualification, or equivalent experience would be an advantage, however, full training and support is given.

Some individuals do require personal care, such as bathing, toileting & dressing, as well as domestic & lifestyle support to participate in a wide range of activities, including arts and crafts, drama, gardening, shopping trips, attending college courses and social occasions, holidays.

What you can expect from us

A great Team of Staff to Support you.

Our values-based culture comes from our knowledge that the services we provide make a real difference to the people we support. Whether this is your first step into this sector, or you have prior experience, you will be fully supported by an excellent programme of continuous training and development; allowing you to truly shine in your role!

Deafness Support Networks core values always puts the people we support at the centre of the care/support we provide. We value our staff and pride ourselves on our commitment to being an inclusive employer.  We continue to work hard to ensure all our employees can maximise their performance and potential in a working environment that is welcoming, positive, respectful, and friendly.

Working for Deafness Support Network will not only offer you a varied and rewarding career, but you will also enjoy a range of benefits.

  • 252hrs pro rata holidays incl. bank holidays
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme (on completion of a probationary period)
  • Gym membership (on completion of a probationary period)
  • More (subject to qualifying criteria)

The Journey

Working for DSN is designed to offer ambitious individuals the ability to enjoy comprehensive development and the opportunity to secure progressive training at a steady pace.  You will learn as you go with support from our managers and an assigned mentor but at the same time you will feel confident in the knowledge that you are making valuable contributions to making a difference to our residents.

What we ask from you

You will:

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