Job Title: Support Worker

Location: Gloucester, Cheltenham

Job Salary: £17,362 - £17,999

Outline of Business/Company
At Turning Point, we support people with Learning Disabilities across England.

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job: we offer you a career.

General Description
Everything we do is aimed at providing the very best quality and person-centred support in the right location at the right time, making a real difference for the people and communities we support.

Whether you have worked in healthcare, mental health, autism, learning difficulties or people with acquired brain injuries or maybe you have a background in retail and are looking for a career change, this could be the career for you. Turning Point recruits against values and not previous experience.

Everyone is different and so are the people we support. As a valued support worker, you'll be helping people we support to live in their own homes and to lead the life's they want ensuring they have choice and control over the planning and delivery of their support. We are looking for ambitious individuals of a caring nature to work for a company where we promote independence in a supportive environment.

Turning Point support individuals across the country and we are currently recruiting support workers for supported living locations across Gloucester in Minsterworth and Hucclecote.

We aim to deliver support around the needs and wishes of individuals, we require support staff to actively support individuals to access a variety of community based activities and hobbies including sports activities, cookery, arts & crafts, music and theatre to name just a few.

Key Responsibilities:
This is a hands-on job in which no two days are the same. Your duties will include:

· promoting the independence of people we support

· supporting a full range of daily activities including cleaning and cooking, days out or going away on holiday

· arranging activities in the home and in the local community

· developing residents' life skills and personal interests

· helping residents stay safe and healthy

· assisting with personal care needs

· manual handling

· supporting people with medication

· ensuring record keeping is maintained to the required standard at all times and contributing to service monitoring requirements.

Experience:
No experience is necessary, staff with or without experience will be given full training to be able to do the role to the best of their ability.

Key Skills:
Whilst knowledge of learning disabilities and complex needs would be beneficial, it isn't essential. What is essential is that you are:

· passionate, caring and enthusiastic

· flexible, patient and non-judgemental

· a great team player with lots of energy

· able to demonstrate good communication skills

· able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

· transferable experience of helping people to manage anxiety

Physical Requirements: Able to complete the physical aspects of the role such as manual handling where needed

Essential Criteria: driving licence

DBS Check Required: yes