Thank you for your interest in SWALLOW Charity. We are a local charity based in Westfield, carrying out our work within Bath and North East Somerset. This role provides an exciting opportunity to make a direct, positive difference to local teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.
SWALLOW was founded in 1993 and the charity now supports over 130 members, providing tailor- made support to enable them to live their lives to the full as independently as possible.
SWALLOW is user-led which means that our members are at the heart of everything we do. Our members have a say in all of the courses, activities and events that we run. This role is integral to empowering every individual and to maintaining the high standards and variety that our members expect from us.
Support worker for SWALLOW
Title: Support Worker
Hourly Wage: £10.30 per hour
Sleep-in Allowance: £48.00 per night
Responsible to: Registered Manager and Senior Support Workers
Place of Work: All areas of SWALLOW
Holidays: 25 days pro rata
Sick Pay: Paid in conjunction with statutory sick pay
Out of Office Hours: Sleep-in duties, evenings and weekends a possibility
Contract: Subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period
To support the Registered Manager and Senior Support Workers when working at SWALLOW to ensure that we continue to achieve our high standards of support, whether working in our Supported Housing, Base House or at one of the SWALLOW courses or activities.
Support workers will, at most times, be expected to work alone.
To support tenants/members with learning disabilities in their own home, in the local community and at SWALLOW courses/activities
To help tenants/members to develop every day living skills
To help tenants/members develop community skills and encourage community involvement
To support tenants/base house members with their care plans, support plans and attend relevant meeting regarding each tenants as required
To help tenants become involved in leisure pursuits and social activities as they request to do so
To work within an anti discriminatory framework
Encourage and support tenants/members to take responsibility for their own selves
To follow SWALLOW’s Health and Safety policy at all times and ensure that the areas you are working in remain safe
To follow SWALLOW ‘s Equal Opportunities policy and other policy’s at all times
To provide advice and assistance to tenants/members and liaise with mangers in relation to any unmet needs and wants of tenants/members
To give personal support to tenants/members when required
Help to resolve any disputes between tenants/members when required
To keep SWALLOW running smoothly and well organised ensuring good positive communication at all times
To work within the SWALLOW risk assessment framework to provide care that minimises risk in the least restrictive manner
To ensure that the tenants/members records are kept up to date
All SWALLOW employees are expected to comply with statutory requirements and SWALLOW’s employment policies while carrying out their work. This post is one of continual development and the post holder will be encouraged to develop skills and capabilities, including participation in projects and training events. Accordingly, the range of duties and responsibilities outlined above may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of SWALLOW. All employees and Trustee board members are CRB checked.
The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to SWALLOW’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
Overall performance will be formally assessed and reviewed regularly, with additional informal assessment taking place as necessary.
Health & Safety
All employees are subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder is required to pro-actively comply with their duties as described by SWALLOW’s Policy and objectives for health and Safety.
All employees are required to work in a confidential manner in all aspects of their work.
Support Worker (for sleep -ins alternating between one and two sleep-ins per week)
£10.30 per hour (Sleep-in Allowance: £48.00 per night)
17 hour weekly contract on average
Subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary
All areas of SWALLOW (we are based in Westfield, carrying out our work within Bath and North East Somerset)
Tuesday, 31 January 2023