Position: Senior Support Worker  
Location: Heather House, Tadley, Hampshire
Salary: £18,525 - £19,500 per annum or pro rata (depending on relevant qualifications skills and experience)
Hours: 
37.5 hours, this role requires some flexibility as staff are employed on a shift basis
Closing Date: 30/06/17
Required: A satisfactory DBS check is required for this position.

“The best thing about my job is walking home knowing I made someone smile.”

Are you interested in progressing your career? Would you like a career that’ll make a real difference? As a SeeAbility Senior Support Worker, you’ll support and supervise the staff team as well as supporting the individuals to maintain their independence and personal support. You’ll grow with the people we support by making exceptional relationships with them, their families and your team.

We are looking for a forward thinking, energetic individual looking to develop and/or strengthen leadership skills and competencies, in the fields of Juvenile Battens Disease and Profound and Complex Disabilities.

The Role:

  • To work in Heather House, a residential home (Nursing) for 16 younger adults with visual impairment, complex learning and health needs and life limiting conditions.
  • To work on a rotational shift basis, including weekends and evenings, within an established team
  • To work as a role model to other staff, providing ongoing support to individuals, including full assistance with basic personal needs, complex nutritional support and palliative care.
  • To work as a key member of the senior team, planning and supporting daily activities both in the house and in the wider community.
  • To mentor and induct new support staff; teach, supervise and support the ongoing development of support staff. 

The Person:

  • Motivated and dynamic, you will be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills.
  • Have at least 18 months experience at Support Worker level and experience of working with people who have complex disabilities.
  • Hold at least NVQ/QCF level 2 (Level 3 or equivalent is the desired qualification for the post).
  • The ability to use your own initiative, particularly with regard to daily management of support staff.
  • Strong communication and I.T. skills, drivers preferred.

SeeAbility is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 255913