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Support Worker - Saffron Walden - Experience not needed

Job Title Support Worker - Saffron Walden - Experience not needed
Contract Type Permanent
Location Saffron Walden
Salary £14k - 15k per year
Job Published 07 Oct 2016
REF J57809ZQ
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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to do rewarding work in the care and support sector, with on the job training and support from excellent senior staff? Do you have a passion for caring for vulnerable people?  If so, this is a great opportunity for caring, passionate and dedicated people who want a chance to be part of a renowned organisation. No previous experience is necessary, just the passion and motivation to support others and develop your skills in the care industry.

You are given the opportunity to work with an outstanding charity delivering care/support to vulnerable people across the UK. You will be working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions in the Saffron Walden area. Please see details of the role below:

Job Overview

You will engage, encourage and motivate customers to maintain and enjoy living well in their homes. We are looking for people who care about what they do and genuinely want to help customers to achieve a better quality of life through the professional support you will deliver.

You will provide an excellent, professional and responsive service starting with a 6 day training programme and mentoring/shadowing from experienced supportive senior staff. Who will train you and ensure you have the capabilities to provide the best services to customers.


Your responsibilities to the customers will be to provide, physical, practical and emotional support so they are able to live independently in their own homes. There are a variety of duties you will perform to support the Customer in being able to live independently.  This can be anything from assisting the customer with cooking, budgeting, cleaning, their personal care and mobility to, activities such as shopping and outings.

You will establish a supportive relationship with the customer in line with their individual care plans. You will be expected to also feedback to Care Co-ordinators any improvements or changes in the customer’s needs.


No qualifications or previous experience necessary although desirable

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to work flexible shift patterns that span 7 day rota from 7am - 10pm (part time and full-time hours available- min 15 hours per week, full time hours are 37.5 per week) 

Positive attitude, motivation and willingness to develop skills within the support worker role.

Car Driver or ideally local to Saffron Walden


6 day training academy with a CQC Care Certificate once training is completed

Mentoring and Shadowing by Senior Care staff

25 days holiday + bank holidays (staff receive time and a half for bank holidays)

44p per miles car allowance

Flexible shift patterns (min 15 hours per/week)

Ref: J57809ZQ | Published: 07th Oct 2016

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