Working as a waking nights support worker within our services in Brent. Each customer has autism and/or learning disabilities and individual care requirements. The focus is on them maintaining independent living and achieving social inclusion.
This is a lone working role supporting six customers through the night. You will still be responsible for support plans, effectively managing risk and liaising with others to provide support as required. This will include personal care and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. The customers are predominantly male with a diagnosed learning disability, looking to still be proactively involved in community activities and learning opportunities.
Within this role you will be required to work flexible over a seven-day rota including bank holidays. The rota is 35 hours a week worked over 2 weeks. Each shift is 10 hours, generally working 3 nights, 3 nights off, working 4 nights, 4 nights off.
What youll need to succeed
You will need to have a positive approach to life and want a role where others gain from what you are doing. You will be driven by seeing customers facing, and overcoming, new challenges on a daily basis. You will be a natural problem solver who stays calm under pressure.
Previous experience in a similar position is not essential, but you must demonstrate you understand the requirements of providing support to vulnerable adults and have a passion for a career in adult social care.
To meet our commitment to providing safe, high quality services to our customers we will complete an enhanced background check with the Disclosure and Barring service, which will include a check of the Adult Barred list, once an offer of employment is made. A new check will be completed every three years
Our organisation was built on a simple mission - to give people a safe, secure, and affordable home. That is as true today as it was in the 1950's, when our founder Molly Huggins established an organisation to provide homes for Windrush migrants in London. Our core purpose is that "everyone should have a home and the chance to live well" To fulfil this vision, we work with partners to make our neighbourhoods - new and old - sustainable and vibrant places, where our customers want to live. We put people at the heart of everything we do and to guide us in every decision we make. Through managing more than 57,000 households we work at a scale that means our actions to achieve this have real impact.
We firmly believe that by serving people better every day, we will support a healthier, better cared for, and more prosperous society in the future. Like our founders before us, we will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Our colleagues are crucial to our success in achieving this. Therefore, we are committed to investing in colleagues and creating the opportunity for them to develop. Our working environment has been designed to be one that brings out the very best in people.
What you'll get in return
We also offer a wide range of benefits. Please take a look at our benefits document attached.
All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment