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Female Support Worker

Community Integrated Care
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Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, United Kingdom
Community Integrated Care is one of the UK’s largest health and social care charities. We work hard to enriching the lives of people with many different care needs. It’s exciting and rewarding work, and we’re full of pride and passion for what we do.

Since the early days, we’ve grown to provide many innovative and bespoke care services to thousands of people across England and Scotland. We want to provide support based on the principles of choice, dignity and respect. This resonates in our vision of ‘Your Life, Your Choice’ and our strategy ‘Best Lives Possible’.

We have strong values and we’re proud to pioneer new ways of delivering social care to stand out in our sector. In the past two years, we have won or made the shortlist for over 100 national and regional awards!

We are also focused on our people. Our Support Workers are dedicated and passionate about going ‘the extra mile’ for the people we support and in return, we go the extra mile for them by investing in pay, recognition, wellbeing and continued professional and personal development. We will provide you with all the training, support and personal protective equipment you need in your role and will help you develop, should you decide you want to develop your career with us. 
 
Our Benefits:
 
Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing learning and development
Work doing the things you enjoy, meaning work never feels like work
Work for a multi award-winning Charity that invests all it profits right back into the people we support, our workforce
and our local communities
Contributory pension scheme
Managed by supportive leaders
There is no uniform - you can wear your own casual clothes
Access to a free app offering retail discounts, leisure savings and holiday and travel discounts
Employee of the month award and other recognition schemes
Free Employee Assistance programme available 24/7, providing a wide range of financial, legal and consumer services, 
as well as counselling, life coaching and career guidance
Mental health support through our everymind app
Colleague Inclusion Networks where individuals with shared experiences and their allies can help raise awareness, 
provide support, celebrate communities and promote positive change, greater inclusivity and equity within the workplace
Financial support options to help in times of hardship using our Wellbeing Fund and our partnership with the Care
Workers Charity
Employee Representatives (GameChangers) to help raise and action issues within the organisation that are important to 
you
Recommend a Friend bonus scheme 
We pay for your PVG/DBS check!
Guaranteed and contracted hours
We are based in one location, so no need to be a car driver
28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) – pro-rated for part-time staff
Good work/life balance – rotas are issued 4+ weeks in advance enabling you to plan ahead!
The opportunity to try new things while supporting people to achieve their goals
Who you’ll be supporting & more about the role:
Are you a fun-loving and motivated person who loves going the extra mile to improve the lives of others? 
 
Is it important for you to have a satisfying job where you feel supported?
 
If this sounds like you, maybe a Support Worker role with an award-winning charity is the change you’ve been looking for!
 
We are recruiting for Female Support Workers to support individuals in our Dumfries service to live independently in their own homes.
 
The people we support have faced a lot of challenges in the past because of their learning disabilities and mobility issues, but this hasn’t stopped them from enjoying life! The ladies enjoy lots of activities, including going out for lunch, picnics, art groups, swimming, knitting, jigsaws and going to parties.  However, they’re always up for trying new things, so are looking for inventive people who are up for the challenge.
 
Our support team are very diverse and work well together to ensure the people we support are happy and safe in their own homes.  This can include:
 
Supporting with medication administration
Cooking 
Assisting with personal care
Maintaining the homes of people supported and helping to manage their finances 
 
Our team provides support 24 hours a day, so we are looking for some flexibility to work a variety of shifts, including some weekends and sleepovers. We are currently recruiting for full-time, part-time and bank roles.
Your values:
The people we support like to be supported by people who respect them and their homes, but who also like to have fun! 

We like people who are reliable and honest, so the people we support can build trust and know that you have their best interests at heart.

If you have read this advert and feel like it’s exactly the role and organisation you’re looking for, please click 'Apply' to take you through to our short application form.

If you are interested in learning more about the role before submitting your application, please feel free to contact Eva Otto, our Recruitment Specialist at [email protected].
 
A Place I belong
 
Here at Community Integrated Care we aim to be a warm, welcoming and inclusive employer, where all colleagues feel they belong. We want to an organisation that is truly fair and equal to all – where individual diversity is valued, unique characteristics celebrated and everyone feels able to bring their true selves to work.  
 
By encouraging and embracing a range of diverse backgrounds, experiences, capabilities and viewpoints, we will build a stronger, richer, more vibrant workforce, which reflects the people we support, and the communities in which we work. It helps us make better decisions, bring fresh ideas and become a true provider and employer of choice. 

We have a really clear plan to achieve this called A Place I Belong. This publicly sets out the promises we’ve made to achieving this vision and how we will hold ourselves to account to getting there. You can read more about this by clicking here.

We wish you the very best of luck in your application to joining our charity. Should you require any adjustments during the recruitment process, please feel free to contact [email protected]
 
Community Integrated Care is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer.