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Support Worker – Cherry Tree House

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £25,087.50
  • Hours: 38.5
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Are you looking for a rewarding career? If you are a caring, energetic, enthusiastic individual, Iris Care Group has an exciting new opportunity for (a) Support Worker to join one of our well-established teams at Cherry Tree House, Bristol.

Employing over 1,600 people, Iris Care Group is the largest independent health and social care provider across the Southwest of England and South Wales. We provide innovative, effective, and forward-thinking care for adults with specialist mental healthcare needs.

With over 90% of staff saying they enjoy their job; we are proud to have created environments where our staff feel rewarded and fulfilled. Work for us and you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference.

 

What will you receive?

  • Annual salary of £25,087.50
  • Holiday allowance of 216 hours (28.8 days) per annum paid inclusive of bank holidays, with additional holidays for long service
  • Industry-leading training
  • Employee Assistance Program – free 24/7 confidential helpline (domestic, financial, legal, health support, etc.)
  • High street retail discount scheme
  • ‘Recognise Me’, our new staff benefits, wellbeing and recognition platform
  • Free on-site parking and uniform
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • No zero-hour contracts
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Death in service

 

Iris Care Group also offers a ‘refer a friend’ scheme: where you could earn as much as £1000* for every new staff member you successfully introduce.

 

About your role

As a Support Worker, you will be supporting individuals with complex needs such as Autism, Learning Disabilities, challenging behaviours, physical disabilities, and Mental Health conditions.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Encourage the people we support to participate in their chosen activity or follow their interests, this will involve assisting them in the community.
  • Co-ordinate scheduled activities for the people we support, using personalised rotas and liaising with others, ensuring facilitated activities and appointments are attended.
  • Support, prompt and assist people with their personal care, promoting independence during this, wherever possible.
  • Encourage the people we support to utilise or develop any proactive strategies to maintain their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
  • Ensure all records are accurate and up to date, including incident forms, daily notes and finance records.

 

Role Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, as well as excellent listening skills, as you will be supporting people who use various methods of communication.
  • Knowledge/experience/desire to support individuals with Mental Health, Learning Disabilities or Challenging Behaviour is essential.
  • Good basic comprehension of English language including basic literacy and numerical skills i.e., GCSE level or equivalent.
  • Ongoing commitment to own personal development and training.

 

 

All staff who work in a service that is registered with Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) will be required to register with Social Care Wales from 1st October 2022.  You must also be prepared to work towards/undertake the necessary qualifications to meet the requirements to register.

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