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Support Worker

The Avalon Group

The Avalon Group is looking for people ready to make a genuine change. We need passionate, enthusiastic, caring people. People like you, who can make a real difference to the lives of adults with care and support needs in Harrogate and Knaresborough. We have Full and Part-time Support Worker roles available right now, which all offer great benefits. If you’ve come this far keep on reading!

Who are we? 

We are an award-winning charity providing support to a wide range of individuals including those with learning and/or physical disabilities, dementia or mental health problems. We pride ourselves on spending quality time with our customers and do not undertake 15 minute calls. 

What does the role involve?

As a Support Worker you will listen to our customers, what they want to do and what they want to achieve. We are not a residential care provider and your approach will be specifically tailored to the person you are supporting, working towards their goals and aspirations. Some personal care will be involved. You will build a great relationship with the people you support, and will see the difference you make to their lives on a daily basis. You can expect to earn up to £7.60 per hour for day support.

We are keen to hear from people who could help others learn cooking skills on a budget, explain contents of letters and access local services.

Please note that we do have some sleep-in shifts, though these are not mandatory, and you can elect to cover these shifts if desirable to you. Sleep-in shifts will be paid at an enhanced rate of up to £8.94 per hour.

There may also be some weekend work involved for these roles, to meet the support needs of our customers.

Who can apply? 

Anybody! You don’t need experience, just the drive and compassion to help our customers to live great lives. Being a car driver is a bonus, but if that’s not you don’t worry, get in touch and we’ll help get you started in your new fulfilling career.

Why work for us? 

As an Avalon employee you will get exclusive access to discounts at high street retailers such as Boots, M&S and Sports Direct. You will also be able to join an employee assistance scheme, which is a 24/7 advice service giving you impartial guidance regarding any personal matters or concerns you may have.

We are an award winning charity, offering fantastic paid training and the opportunity to develop your career by gaining a Health and Social Care qualification along with progression opportunities within the group. We pay your travel expenses between consecutive sessions of support and we even cover the cost of your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate (which you need to be able to work in social care). 

“I’ve always said Avalon is one of the best places you could hope to work for. Even just talking to friends I know working for other organisations it makes me realise how supportive Avalon are and how any queries are listened to.” Judy, Support Worker for the Avalon Group.

 

Salary:
Between £7.50 and £7.70 Per Hour
Enhanced rates for sleepover shifts up to £8.94
Position:
Permanent
Closing Date:
30th March 2018

The Avalon Group

Harrogate and Knaresborough

Contact

Jill Farmer
6 Grove Park Court
Harrogate
HG1 4DP
T: 01423 530053
E: jillfarmer@avalongroup.org.uk
W: http://www.avalongroup.org.uk

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