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An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to work with Freeways supporting adults with learning disabilities at our residential or supported living services.

Located in Redland and off the Gloucester Road in Bristol and across Filton, Bradley Stoke, Patchway and Eastville.

You will provide support to our service users, promoting individuality, identity, rights, choice, privacy, independence, dignity and respect through informed choice.

There is a requirement for flexible working including evenings, weekends and sleep-in shifts.

Responsibilities

  • To respond to the particular needs of individual service users in relation to the nature of their learning disability or other support need (including physical or mental health).
  • When required, support service users with personal care, domestic tasks, maintaining their home and accessing the community.
  • To complete and maintain written records as required; contributing to individual care and person centred plans.
  • To communicate effectively and professionally with service users, their family members and external professionals.
  • Work in line with Freeways policies, procedures and values.

Benefits

  • 28 days (pro-rata) annual leave entitlement (including public holidays), increases up to 35 days (pro-rata) with length of service
  • Business mileage paid at 45p per mile
  • Excellent induction and training programme that exceeds industry standards
  • Opportunity to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Prospects for progression within the company – many of our support workers have gone on to become Team Leaders, Assistant Managers, Trainee Managers and Service Managers with us
  • Company sick pay
  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance cover of twice your annual salary (subject to rules of the scheme)
  • Family friendly/work-life balance policies
  • Free DBS check every 3 years
  • Occupational health provision
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour access to a counselling and legal helpline
  • COVID-19 considerations:
    Freeways are committed to keeping staff and service users safe during the pandemic and have implemented a number of safety measures to reduce the risk of infection. Some of our roles are subject to mandatory coronavirus vaccination (unless exempt).

    Provider Details:

    Freeways is a local charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. We are a highly regarded provider of supported living services and residential care. We are passionate about helping people to become as independent as possible by supporting them to make choices, learn new skills and make links with their local community.

    About you:

    Are you passionate about enabling people to have a meaningful life, to have new experiences or develop new skills?

    We welcome applications from people with experience as well as those considering their first role in social care and have the right personal values. Staff will be fully inducted and trained.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all backgrounds. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS and Adult Barred List check.

    New Starter Benefits:
    Paid DBS check
    Paid induction

To apply for this job please visit www.freeways.org.uk.