Support Worker

Location: Wakefield

Contract Type: Full Time, Part Time

Closing Date: 31 October 2020

Salary: £11.00

Specific Hours: Full Time

Support Worker

The role

At Helping Hands, we genuinely believe that supporting others is one of the most amazing things you can do. We take the time to learn the lifestyle and routine of our customers in order to provide the best possible companionship for them.

The customers our Support Workers visit every day have a wide range of needs and personalities. We’re looking for people who are empathetic, understanding and compassionate, to provide the award-winning care we pride ourselves on to enrich customer lives every day.

It might be that you already have experience of looking after a family member or friend, have done a similar job in the past or that you simply have a passion for helping others. Either way, our 30 years of experience as a leading care provider has shown us that previous experience simply isn’t necessary to make a difference to someone’s life. We’ll give you all the tools and training you require to excel at what you do.

Main responsibilities

Your role with us will largely depend on the customer you are working with as we support a wide range of individuals, but some common tasks are listed below:

  • Taking customers to appointments
  • Providing companionship
  • Supporting customers at social events
  • Providing personal care duties & use of manual handling equipment where required
  • Administering medication
  • Promoting customer health and wellbeing, enabling them to live their life to the full

Who you are

To take advantage of all the benefits of working for the biggest domiciliary care provider in the UK, all we ask is that you have:

  • The same passion and values for supporting others as we do
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

Benefits:

Helping Hands has a straightforward ethos for its employees; You care for our customers. We care for you. Here are some of the benefits you can expect to receive right from the word go with us:

  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program, providing support and guidance whenever you need it most
  • Thousands of discounts through our Employee Benefits portal; including supermarkets, retailers and many more
  • Flexible working
  • Mileage allowance
  • Paid holidays
  • Pension scheme
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