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Support Worker

Wyvern Lodge, Wyverne Lodge, 89 Drove Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, United Kingdom Req #163
01 July 2022
£10.42 per hour + £500 welcome bonus*
Pay enhancements for short notice shifts
37.5 hours per week
Wyvern Lodge is a mental health recovery pathway service located in Weston Super Mare. This Milestones Trust service provides 24 hour support to up to 8 people within a residential setting.

The team provide person centred support to enable individuals to work towards goals and achieve outcomes, which in turn helps the people we support to rebuild living skills, resilience, confidence, relationships, inclusion and independence.

We are seeking to appoint an individual to work in a Support Worker role within our recovery mental health service.

This role involves working with Recovery and Person Centred Values, Team Working Skills, Effective Communication and Self Development.

As a Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:
  • To encourage and enable the people we support to make day-to-day choices and major life decisions, signposting as appropriate, and to develop a positive self-image and maintain good health
  • To support them to develop relationships and/or to maintain contact with family and friends
  • Providing them with the agreed necessary support to maximise their independence and to develop social and life skills 
  • Possessing a caring manner and a tolerant nature and the ability to work proactively, together with the team
  • Take part in the training and development schedule provided by Milestones Trust and undertake medication competency training, as needed in the role
The successful Support Worker will:
  • Possess strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with team members, service users and a range of stakeholders
  • Be flexible, as the role involves shift work, including weekends and waking nights and the requirement to lone work, while also supporting people to meet their goals and aspirations in the community setting   

To be a driver is essential for this role.

In return
 we offer excellent, high quality learning opportunities, including the opportunity to undertake a level 3 or 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Alongside this, other benefits include: 

  • 30 days Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Access to an Employee Discount Platform from Day 1, with discounts and cash back for hundreds of retailers.
  • Refer a Friend Scheme earning you up to £750
  • Company Pension
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Generous Occupational Maternity/Paternity pay
  • Learning and development opportunities for you to build your career
  • Health Cash Plan on completion of probation giving you access to a minimum of £695 cash back for health treatments e.g. Dental, Therapies, Optical, Maternity/Paternity, NHS Prescriptions etc. 
We pride ourselves with being able to offer staff opportunities to develop and progress their careers within Milestones Trust.

For an informal discussion about the job role please contact Ed Dutfield, Team Leader, on 01934612416.

This is an ongoing advert and interviews will be held on an ad-hoc basis until sufficient applications have been received.

Milestones Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all the individuals that it supports, it expects the same commitment from all employees. If successful at interview an enhanced DBS check will take place. (Formerly CRB) A criminal record is not necessarily a barrier to recruitment. Committed to Equality and Diversity for all. Registered Charity No. 294377.

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  • Wyvern Lodge, Wyverne Lodge, 89 Drove Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, United Kingdom