Position title
Trainee Support Worker - Carmarthenshire
Description

Job type: Full-time, Permanent Hourly rate: £8.72

Location: Llanelli, Carmarthen, Swansea and Neath & Port Talbot

The ability to drive is essential for this role

Have you always thought about a career in care? Do you want to make a difference? If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity with the chance to be part of a fantastic team we want to hear from you!

M&D Care are an established Care Provider, we deliver Residential and Domiciliary Care to individuals with Mental Health and/or Learning Disabilities. As a company, we pride ourselves on providing a high standard of services in order to achieve a fundamental and lasting improvement in the quality of life for individuals requiring support. We believe that all individuals have the ability to grow and develop, we provide the opportunities for further development along the road to independence. We have an exciting for anyone who wishes to take the next step in their career in care.

Responsibilities

As a Trainee Support Worker you will provide excellent care, to ensure the well-being, development and comfort of the people we support. You will be involved in supporting the daily activities of the people we support both in our residential homes and within the community. The activities are person-centred; promoting their dignity, independence and well-being. We operate a number of services – some are complex and require an extensive level of support, others are to mentor the people we support in becoming more independent, help them manage their social activities more effectively.

  • Committed to providing an excellent level of care for vulnerable people with mental health and learning disabilities
  • Able to work independently – this could involve taking sole responsibility for a person we support, ensuring the safety and health of the people we support are fulfilled
  • Understand the need to provide personal care for the people we support.
  • Able to work within the regulatory requirements as identified within Social care Wales and Care Inspectorate Wales.
  • An effective communicator at different levels.
  • A committed team member with the ability to support, involve and consult team members

Additional information for the role of Trainee Support Worker

  • You will be expected to work 37.5 hours a week; shift patterns will vary and you will be required to work weekends and night on a rota’d basis.
  • You will need to be flexible in you location of work as you could be situated in any of the 9 projects across the company in the Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas. However we will try and place you as close to your home location as possible.
Qualifications
  • If not already qualified you will be expected to undertake a QCF level 2 in Health and Social Care qualification as part of the role. You will be fully supported in achieving this.
  • Proven experience in care advantageous but not essential as full induction and training will be provided.
Job Benefits
  • Ability to be paid the National Living Wage (£9.30ph) after 12 months, if set criteria met
  • Double time for key bank holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day)
  • Early access to a proportion of monthly earnings via EarlyPay App
  • All employees under the age of 25 are paid the highest rate of National Minimum Wage
  • Refer a Friend bonus (you can earn up to £200 per successful recommendation)
  • Free DBS check
  • Cost of compulsory Social Care Wales registration fee paid by M&D Care
  • Employee Health & Wellbeing Scheme (for staff with >1yr service)
  • Comprehensive training
  • Career progression
  • We support you in creating a home and work life balance you will have 28 days holiday including bank holidays each year (pro rata for part time employees)
  • Paid down time for domiciliary care shifts (i.e. you are paid for a full shift, including travel and down time between calls)
  • You can achieve a yearly performance and attendance related bonus
  • Occupational pension scheme
Employment Type
Full-Time
Duration of employment
Permanent
Industry
Health Care
Job Location
Carmarthenshire, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Working Hours
37.5 per week
Base Salary
£ 8.72 per hour
Date posted
7th November 2019
Valid through
17th August 2020
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