Support Worker

Willowbeck, Sheffield

Support Worker - Derwent Unit
Willowbeck - S4 8AR
Hourly Rate:
£8.41 per hour
Shifts: 12-hour shifts, with the flexibility needed for days and nights

About the Home

Derwent unit is a 17 bed complex mental health unit, the unit cares for people who display challenging behaviours therefore experience in managing challenging behaviours are paramount. The unit is led by Two registered nurses during the day and One during the night. Due to the complexity of the unit an enhanced rate of pay will be offered for working on that unit only. Shifts will consists day and nights and a thorough induction programme is provided prior commencing in the service.

Key duties:

  • Provide a high level of personal, physical and emotional care
  • Provide personal care such as washing, personal hygiene, dressing and on occasion, assisting with meal times
  • Promote independence, dignity, respect and choice across service users
  • Support social and recreational activities; both in and out the home individually, or as part of a group
  • Maintain care records; recording observations, activities and assessments
  • On occasion, welcome and train new members of your care team

About you:
Our support workers will provide warmth, enthusiasm and compassion when providing care to our service users. You will always strive to provide great quality holistic care, making every day better than the last by working pro-activity to meet the needs of our service users. You will also be a team player, demonstrating outstanding communication skills and will be able to demonstrate effective team work.  You will lead, demonstrating outstanding professional practice whilst coaching other in your team. You will promote the core values of care, maintaining independence and dignity while assisting with personal care, ensuring the physical and emotional needs of our service users are met.

Benefits:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday.
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
  • Pension plan.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression.
  • Comprehensive 3 day induction program.
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications.
  • Refer a friend scheme - up to £1500 per referral

Exemplar Values:
Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

Additional info/about Exemplar:
Exemplar provides the highest levels of quality care, and that means care for our staff as well as the people in our community homes. When you join Exemplar, you bring your energy and commitment to delivering the best care possible. Our mission is to make every day better for everyone we care for and work with. At Exemplar, we enhance the lives of our services users, families and staff by providing everyone with the opportunity to develop, grow and reach their potential - irrespective of health or ability.

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Colleague Stories

“Every day I learn something new from my colleagues and service users which inspires me to be a better practitioner and a better person.”

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

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*Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

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