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Waking Night Support Worker – Newent

  • Location: Gloucester
  • Salary: £11.60 - £12.00 per hour
  • Hours: 36


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 Waking Night Support Worker to join our well-established team at Whitehouse, Newent.

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?

  • 28 days of annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays
  • 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.


Role Responsibilities

As a Support Worker, you will be supporting individuals with Autism, Learning Disabilities, Behaviours of concern, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Epilepsy and Complex Needs.

The people we support within our services are more likely to display challenging behaviour towards you, so the ability to remain calm and level-headed in all situations would be advantageous.

  • Full training will be provided prior to entering the service, along with ongoing support from our staff team and dedicated Wellbeing Officer.
  • We would need you to encourage our clients to participate in their chosen activity or follow their interests, this will involve assisting them in the community.
  • You would need to co-ordinate scheduled activities for our clients, using personalised rotas and liaising with others, ensuring facilitated activities and appointments are attended.
  • We would need you to support, prompt and assist people with their personal care, promoting independence during this, wherever possible.
  • We would be looking for someone to encourage the person to utilise or develop any proactive strategies to maintain their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
  • We would need you to have excellent record keeping skills, ensuring all records are accurate and up to date, including incident forms, daily notes and finance records.
  • We are looking for innovative and forward-thinking individuals.


Role Requirements

  • You would need 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.
  • You would need 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.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence essential
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