Adult Support Worker, Cumbria

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Underley Garden SchoolCumbria

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,149.70 – £22,280.70 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Job Title: Adult Support Worker

Salary: £21,149.70 – £22,280.70

Location: Underley Garden School, Kirkby Lonsdale/ Grange over Sands

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for Adult support workers to join our team at Underley, based in Kirkby Lonsdale or Grange over Sands. Someone who is motivated by helping others, patient and resilient would be perfect for this role.

About the school

Underley Garden School is an Ofsted Outstanding School and outstanding children’s and adults home. Our adults have a range of complex needs associated with autism and learning disabilities, including complex communication, sensory and behavioural needs associated with their disabilities.

We want people who focus on ensuring positive outcomes for our children and adults and take responsibility for helping improve their lives. We share the value of creating a safe and nurturing home and we want people who can be fair and respectful, in order to do the right thing to support everyone in our care.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential children’s homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

Do you want a rewarding Career? To make a positive difference to Adults and their lives? Are you patient, empathetic, resilient and supportive? Yes? - We want you!

From day one, we will train and support you, ultimately developing you into a care professional.

As an Adult Support Worker, you will work shifts and will be required to attend 2 additional monthly training sessions.

During your day, you will be working with the adults within their day to day lives; Cook with them, play games and do activities, help them within their day and night routines and assist with the personal care and emotional support needs the Adults may have. A key responsibility is to Safeguard all who are in our care and ensure they are safe and healthy.

Other duties include liaising with other staff, working to agreed care plans and keeping the home clean and tidy.

This is a challenging and physically demanding job but highly rewarding. All of our Adults have complex needs associated with autism, communication and learning disabilities. They can present with complex communication needs and challenging behaviour associated with their disability. You will be extensively trained in how to support our young people positively and how to intervene and deescalate situations as required.

Who we need

This role doesn’t require any experience, just an individual who is friendly, compassionate, resilient, and calm under pressure and who has the desire to learn and work with adults with complex needs.

In return, we will provide you with full training, including Team Teach and a Level 3 Health and Social care qualification, paid for and supported on site. If you are successful, you will need to complete this qualification within two years of your start date.

Key responsibilities

Provide a safe, caring and healthy environment where adults can thrive and develop independence

promote and celebrate diversity

Safeguard all adults and support them with their individual and personal needs

Integrate into the supportive team

To record a log, details of incidents etc., as required by policy and procedure

Please see the Job description for further responsibilities.

Essential criteria

You must be willing to partake in physical intervention training and utilize this training, if needs must. 

You must be able to get to the site for shifts with ease. A driving licence is desirable in order to support young people to access activities and home visits. 

Why work for us?

Opportunity to enrich the lives of adults and make a positive difference

Be part of a supportive and dedicated team

Continuous professional development and training

Funded Level 3 qualification.

Internal Promotion

Staff meals

Use of a Windermere campsite

Team building

Employee of the month

Potential overtime

Free Gym membership

“Your Wellbeing Matters” – The ability to speak to a counsellor for support regarding your mental health.

Employee Rewards Hub – An app which offers high-street discounts, hints and tips.

There is further earning potential with every additional hour at £10.75ph. Sleep ins are paid at £52.50 per night.

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for. 

More about Underley Garden School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 15242 71569
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Underley Garden is a unique setting, providing specialist education and care through the highest levels of expertise. On our most recent Ofsted we were rated 'Outstanding' in all areas.

Our highly personalised approach ensures a more inclusive life f...