Senior Support Worker – Teddington

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Salary: £12.77 - £16.27 per hour
Location: Teddington
Expiry date: 02/02/2023

FitzRoy provide care and support for residents with learning disabilities and autism in their services in Teddington, some of whom are non-verbal communicators.

We are seeking an exceptional new Senior Support Worker to join our friendly team – could this be you? You will be an experienced Support Worker who has recent social care experience of working with people who are on the autistic spectrum & will have demonstrable experience of working with adults with learning disabilities. If you love helping people and want to make a difference to someone’s life we want to hear from you.

Vacancies available:

  • Weekday rates £12.77ph rising to £13.77ph at weekends
  • £2.50ph additional overtime rate
  • Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Day Shifts between 7.30am and 10pm, with shift patterns including earlies, mids, and lates
  • Alternate weekend work required
  • For this role it is preferred, though not essential, that applicants hold a full driving licence & are willing to drive our accessible vehicles

As a Senior Support worker duties will involve:

  • Support the management team by co-ordinating key tasks assigned to provide high standards of personalised care and manage quality, compliance and financial requirements at your location.
  • You will be required to act as a role model for excellent practice.
  • You will be the senior contact for the team in the absence of the Manager and be responsible for tasks which provide support to the management team.
  • You will need to work in partnership with the staff team, internal and external stakeholders, professionals and the local community to achieve objectives using best practice guidelines and FitzRoy values.
  • A Senior Support Worker must give clear direction and guidance to develop the team to support people to lead full and active lives as members of their community.
  • You will carry out support worker activities to a high standard and contribute to a culture of open information, communication and constructive feedback with colleagues and management team.

The people we support enjoy lots of different activities including walks along the river, social clubs, art and music classes, eating out, going shopping, and meeting up with their family. Days out to London Zoo, Paradise Wildlife Park and more are enjoyed by our residents. Staff may also support the residents with trips to the Hydrotherapy pool (staff do not need to know how to swim as the pool is mainly used for exercising). Companion cycling is also popular amongst our residents, and staff are expected to be able to cycle for this activity.