Senior Support Worker

Senior Support Worker

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Ipswich, UK
  • £24,728 per annum UK / Year

Thera East has an exciting opportunity available for a Senior Support Worker to join our team in Ipswich. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis,and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £24,728.25 per annum.

Are you looking to progress your career in Social Care, with the security of a regular monthly salary?

Maybe you have worked as a Care Assistant before and are looking for a change or perhaps you have always wanted to make a difference in people lives.

We are extremely proud of the work we do and are currently seeking new talent. We invite you to join our team.

Who are we?

Thera is unique we are led by people with a learning disability.

Our vision is to promote that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society.

Using a person-centred approach, you will empower people with a learning disability to live the lives they choose.

About the role:

As a Senior Support Worker at Thera, you will be part of an inclusive team supporting adults with a learning disability.

You will assist the Senior Management Team in developing support plans, set goals & objectives, assist with the overall health and safety, and you will be responsible for mentoring your team of Support Workers.

Using a person-centred approach, you will help create innovative ways to support an individual achieve their own personal goals. The ways of supporting will change with everyone you work with because everyone has different ambitions.

Supporting people in their daily lives is varied and any day could include helping someone develop new skills, providing personal and emotional support, helping people plan and manage their own home, support with leisure, interests, and travel.  You could be supporting people in their own home or out and about in their community.

What are the Benefits available to our Senior Support Worker?

  • Annualised Hours, guaranteed monthly salary for full and part-time roles regardless of shift patterns, plus overtime opportunities
  • Flexible working hours for work life balance
  • Immediate interview and quick start date (subject to pre-employment checks)
  • 28 days Annual Leave including bank Holidays (pro Rata)
  • Employee support line to support you and your family
  • Free nationally accredited training, and the opportunity to earn a qualification and progress your career
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free DBS check
  • Refer a friend and earn up to £300
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Well-being initiatives
  • Access to Thousands of Retail Discounts including discounted Health Cash Plan
  • An Employee Council that represents the views of staff about matters relating to work

What do you need to become our Senior Support Worker?

  • Full UK driving licence is preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience in the social care setting is essential, a previous senior role is desirable
  • Compassionate, Caring and Confident
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, with a high level of motivation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Confident, articulate, and professional
  • Keenness to learn in a fast-paced environment and creatively solve problems
  • Desire to embrace our values and vision and have fun!

If you have a passion for making a difference to peoples lives, consider a career as a Senior Support Worker with Thera Group, please click “apply” now – we would like to hear from you!

We reserve the right to close this advert before the closing deadline if we interview and offer the right candidate. We are an equal opportunities employer.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974. For the purpose of this act, you must declare any convictions or cautions that you have received, including these that would otherwise be spent. This role is subject to a relevant DBS check should you be offered the position.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer sponsorships for international applicants, or candidates currently working in the UK on a sponsored visa as we are unable to assist with renewal upon expiry.

Thera follows government guidance around vaccines and believe they are an effective way to support everyone’s safety. We would encourage you to take part in any vaccination programme recommended if you are working in Social Care.

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