Support worker

Support Workers - Learning Disabilities - Dereham Gap Healthcare are looking for Support Workers to join a 12-bed residential service in Dereham. Flexible shifts days / nights, short / long shifts. The successful candidates will be assisting service users with a range of learning disabilities, including Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Main Responsibilities:
• Helping Service Users to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives.
• Facilitating socialisation and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out.
• To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary.
• To ensure that service users maintain their independence, privacy and high standard of living. Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:
• Minimum 6 months of experience in working as a Support Worker/Carer.
• An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society.
• Able to undertake safe manual handling practices including possessing current practical manual handling training and certification.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Observant and sensitive to a Service User's needs.
• Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team.
• Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices.
• A current Enhanced Adult and Child Workforce DBS. Gap Healthcare employees are professional, punctual and passionate about making a difference. Gap Healthcare; exceptional care, exceptional people. If you would like to discuss this role / apply, please call our friendly team on 01603 917922 we'd love to hear from you This vacancy is advertised on behalf of gap personnel group (Quattro Recruitment Ltd & Quattro Healthcare Ltd) who operate as an Employment Business. gap personnel group is an Equal Opportunities Employer. The gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. To view our full Privacy Policy please go to: This job was originally posted as

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