LIFE by Be Caring is looking to recruit experienced Support Workers to join our learning disabilities team across Newcastle and Gateshead. As a Support Worker you will support our customers to live happy and fulfilled lives within their local communities.

Ensuring individual personal support needs are met through person-centred tailored support that promotes inclusion, independence and positive well-being.

We require Support Workers who have a real passion of delivering person centred support, a nurturing and kind individual who has the ability work effectively to help the individual to meet their full potential.

Pay: £11.50 p/hr (non-complex rate) - £12.00 p/hr (complex rate)

Bonus schemes: up to £300 new starter, £300 Refer a Friend, £300 annual bonus. £25 birthday gift voucher.

We have various learning disabilities Support Worker roles available:

  • Independent Supported Living services - Newcastle (Lemington) & Gateshead (Lobley Hill)

Some of our Support Worker roles require experience but not all - Please ask Andrea our friendly recruiter for more details.

Benefits

  • Fully funded DBS.
  • Paid induction training.
  • Training development: funded Level 2 and other accredited courses.
  • Holiday pay: annual leave accumulates with working hours.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP): free 24-hour helpline, advice and guidance for yourself and dependents.
  • Union membership (optional): through our partnership with the GMB.

Job Role

You do not need a degree or care qualifications to be a great Support Worker. If you have, a warm and welcoming smile then a role with Be Caring could be the right fit for you. As a Support Worker, you will be kind and compassionate building caring and supportive relationships with the individual you support and their families. At LIFE, we want everyone to reach their full potential. As a Support Worker, you will:

  • Be engaging, calm, and have a can-do attitude, learning and adapting with the individual you’re supporting
  • Be a great communicator, listening to the individual to understand their wants, needs, dreams and ambitions.
  • Have the individual’s best interests in everything you do, protecting their dignity
  • Be a motivator, encouraging and guiding the individual to take small but brave steps towards learning new skills, meeting new people and attending local community groups
  • Support the individual to become as independent as they can, making their own choices and decisions

Training

  • Paid induction training: classroom-based, includes shadowing and additional online modules.
  • Additional learning disabilities, autism and mental health training: provided to all new recruits - equipping you to meet the needs of our customers and enabling you to provide tailored, personalised support. Training delivered by our amazing registered nurse Debs.
  • Training development: funded Level 2 and other accredited courses.

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time