Support Worker, Northallerton
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The Avalon Group is a well-established, award-winning charity providing flexible person-centred care, support and companionship for everyday life, housing, learning and employment. To do this we need people who are enthusiastic about using their existing skills to help others.
We are registered with local authorities and rated highly by the Care Quality Commission independent inspectors with an overall rating of ‘Good’ across all services following recent inspections.
Position: Support Worker
Number of Posts Available: 3
Hourly Rate: £8.31 per hour for customer contact time with enhancements up to £8.41 for weekend working and generous sleepover rates.
Contracted Hours Available: 16-20 hours per week, supporting on varied days on a 4 week rolling rota. Working 2 weekends out of 4.
Locations: Northallerton, Stokesley, Bedale and Thirsk.
The ideal candidate will be warm and friendly, with a strong positive attitude and a genuine passion for providing care and support. They also have good listening skills and have the ability to solve everyday problems in the home and out in the community.
In particular, we are looking for Support Workers to provide support to two older ladies with learning disabilities in one of our Supported Living properties within the Bedale area.
The support these customers require on a daily basis consists of (but not limited to) the following:
- personal care (to include: washing, dressing, toileting and any other intimate care tasks)
- meal preparation
- general housework
- attend fitness classes and social events
- weekly food shopping
Our award winning in-house training team will ensure that you learn any additional skills you need so you can deliver the role with confidence.
Due to the rural location of these customers, being a car driver with access to your own transport is essential for these posts.
As an Avalon employee you will have access to the following benefits:
- Access to our award winning in-house training with opportunities to develop your career
- 24/7 Everyday Advice helpline, giving you impartial guidance regarding any personal matters or concerns you may have
- Supportive working environment
- Discounts at high street retailers, gym memberships and Health Cash Plan
- Paid travel expenses between consecutive sessions of support
- Paid Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate (which you need to be able to work in social care).
If being a Support Worker is something you think you could do and would like to help make a difference in these peoples life’s please apply – we’d love to hear from you.
'I would not have chosen to go with any other care company as I love the way the Avalon group is run. We have an amazing Locality Manager and she looks after her staff well, people can always talk to her about anything.' - Quotes obtained from a returning employee, Laura.
We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion.
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