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Support Worker

  • Plymouth, Devon
  • Permanent
  • Up to £12.10 per hour
  • Carer for Imogen
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Job Overview

Do you love going bargain hunting? Excited when the fair comes to town? Are you creative, spontaneous and up for trying new things? Then Imogen would love to hear from you.

Salary: £12.10/hour

Contract Hours: 32h or 16h

Contract: Permanent

Date Applications Close: 16/06/2024

Ref Code: RA/KL

Essential for this job: Must hold a full UK Driving Licence and have access to a car.

Imogen is an exceptionally bright, caring woman who lives in her own home. She is very sociable and likes to spend time with her family who live locally to her. Imogen has many hobbies including shopping, finding treasures in local charity shops, pebble art, and anything involving DIY.

She enjoys car boot sales, watching crime documentaries, listening to music and singing along to musicals. Imogen has a great sense of humor and loves to have a laugh with her team. She is a great teacher who loves to show her team how to fix things around her home and cook her favourite meals. Imogen requires her support team to be patient, understanding, resilient and committed to her journey to independence and a fulfilling life. At times, Imogen can engage with behaviours that are risky and she needs to be confident that her staff are calm and can handle these situations with her.

Ideally you will:

  • Be a confident person
  • Be dedicated to making a positive difference
  • Be a good listener
  • Be someone who can demonstrate empathy
  • Be someone who can think on your feet
  • Have the ability to keep calm in a crisis
  • Be self-motivated
  • Work well in a small dedicated team

Benefits:

  • We reward our staff with competitive salaries
  • We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
  • We have a company sick pay scheme
  • Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
  • Critical Illness cover, reassurance when you need it the most
  • Life Insurance, reassurance for your family when they need it the most
  • A really good mandatory induction
  • Ongoing high quality training
  • Career development opportunities
  • A real chance to make a difference to someone's life

A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).