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Support Worker - Bank & Full-Time
Gainford Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes


JOB TITLE: Support Worker - Bank & Full Time


JOB TYPE: Zero Hour Contract. Full-time, Part-time - Day and Night Shift Available

SALARY: £11.42/hour

To apply for this position please forward an up to date CV to


The Grove is a short break service offering respite to carers of adults with learning and/or physical disabilities and we are looking to expand our already great team.


Main Purpose of the Job


To provide high quality support to guests based upon their needs and wishes which reflect:


  • Peoples choices and preferences


  • Respect for guests as individuals


  • Guests presence and participation in the community


  • A positive image of the guests within the community


  • The need to maintain the guests welfare and safety


Principle Accountabilities:-


  • To provide support that meets the daily living and personal care needs of the guests staying at the service.


  • To support the guests in undertaking activities and opportunities of their choice both within the service and in the community.


  • To maintain records as required relating to the guests lives, service Safety at Work Act guidelines, and individual financial affairs.


  • To fully familiarise yourself with care plans which in turn will enable you to meet the needs of the individual.


  • To familiarise yourself with risk assessments relating to individuals and the service in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of all the staff and guests and to implement and contribute to the review of these.


  • To liaise with external parties, carers and parents as required.


  • To refer to the senior staff or manager in the event that managerial advice is essential to deal with an immediate situation.


  • To support and work together with all members of the team to provide a friendly and open atmosphere thus enhancing the guests stay.


  • To participate in the homes keyworker system.


  • To participate in all relevant training offered/required.


  • To be aware of company policies and procedures regarding Health and Safety and to have appropriate knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act guidelines.


  • To report any accidents, untoward incidents and complaints to the Senior Staff or Manager.


  • To maintain confidentiality relating to colleagues, guest and company policies and procedures.


  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the job.


This job description should be considered as a general guideline and does not preclude other appropriate functions and should be read in conjunction with the Company Policies and Procedures.


Person Specification:-


Job Title: - Support Worker


Reports to: - Senior Support and Manager




  • GCSE (or equivalent) standard of education - Desirable
  • Relevant Qualification NVQ2 in Care – Desirable
  • Mandatory Training - First Aid, Moving and Handing, Fire Safety, Food Hygiene.


Work/Life Experience


  • Experience/contact with people who have a learning disability which may have been gained at work, as a volunteer or through personal contact.                                                                                    Desirable





  • Ability to communicate effectively and support people with a learning disability in line with their personal plans - Essential
  • An ability to apply the principles of equal opportunity in support work - Essential
  • Ability to record information appropriately in writing - Essential
  • To have a general awareness of Health and Safety - Essential
  • An ability to work closely within a staff team – Essential
  • A minimum of 1years driving experience and a full drivers licence - Desirable


Personal Qualities


  • A commitment to The Grove’s Values - Essential
  • A commitment to equal opportunities - Essential
  • An empathic/warm disposition - Essential



All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment.  All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998.  All staff must ensure that they are aware of the responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.   

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