Support Worker (St David’s House, Exeter)

Salary: £18,816 rising to £19,846 (£9.00 rising to £9.50 per hour)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Exeter
Closing Date: Sunday 13th June 2021

We are looking to recruit a support worker in adult social care for our specialist residential centre in Exeter, Devon

St David’s House (rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission in 2020) is home to up to 20 young adults aged 21 to 31. We are looking for dedicated and caring support workers to join our friendly team in Exeter, Devon.

Our support workers have a varied job role including:

  • helping with morning and night time routines, including washing, personal hygiene, dressing.
  • assisting with the preparation of food and drink
  • dispensing medication (once trained)
  • supporting young people in St David’s House to take part in the activities they want to do (e.g. day trips, swimming, going to the beach, shopping, eating out).

You can watch this video below, and find out more about working at St David’s House in the Support Worker St David’s House Application Pack

We provide “exceptionally safe care” (CQC 2020) whilst challenging our young people to follow their dreams, pursue their interests and develop skills. All our residents have a degree of visual impairment and other complex needs, but our staff focus on supporting and empowering them to maintain as much independence as possible.

As a Support Worker here you’ll be joining a passionate and caring team who will support you throughout your time here. If this is your first adult social care job then we’ll give you a great start to your career by getting you a Level 3 qualification.

At St David’s House we find that the rigid daily structures and strict routine of other adult social care homes don’t really work here, so our staff get to spend quality time with the young people they support.

Pay, shifts and benefits for Support Workers

We offer all Support Workers generous starting salary of £18,816, rising to £19,846 (this works out at £9.00 rising to £9.50 per hour) once you’ve completed all your in-house training. We will also support and pay for you to achieve a recognised Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care if you don’t already have one. This is a mandatory requirement for this role and must be completed within the first 2 years of employment.

Benefits for Support Workers include 6 weeks of holiday for full time staff, pension scheme, life insurance, free eye appointments, time off for medical appointments and so much more.

All our daytime staff work on a three week ‘rolling rota’. There are always two days off together each week and no night shifts. At weekends you either work the Saturday or the Sunday or have both days off (so no more spending every hour of the weekend at work).

More information and how to apply

If you are interested in this posts and would like to arrange an informal chat about a career in adult social care then  please contact:
Hazel Browning, St David’s House Manager on 01392 454319 or email Hazel Browning

Support Worker St David’s House Application Pack

Please apply online by clicking the button below or download the application form.

If you require more information or help with completing the application form, please email the WESC Foundation HR team on hr@wescfoundation.ac.uk or call 01392 454200.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Equality, diversity and safeguarding

WESC Foundation is committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applicants regardless of racial, ethnic or national origin, religion or beliefs, disability, sexuality, age or responsibilities for dependents.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are conditional to an enhanced DBS check and registration with the update service.

 

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