SCA Care is an equal opportunities employer. This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. SCA Care are based and operate in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently UK residents and eligible to work in the UK.
SCiA Group is proud to be currently supporting people in our community to ensure they stay safe and well.
Pay rates: £11.00 - £13.75 per hour
(50p uplift of pay rates for those who hold a Level 2 or higher qualification in Health and Social Care)
We currently have opportunities for Support Workers to work a variety of shifts in Southampton, Totton and Winchester.
- Full time hours (37.5h/week)
- Part time hours (work to fit your preferred hours)
- Waking night shifts (10pm to 7am)
- Bank staff to cover for holidays and absence
Come and be part of something amazing!
Are you a friendly, compassionate and dedicated person? If so, you would be perfect for our Support Worker role. You will become part of an amazing team of carers that ensures that our amazing customers receive the support they need.
When you join our team, you’ll make a real and positive impact to the lives of the people we support. The team at SCA Care believe that helping people live the life they want to lead is extremely important – everyone should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our exciting Complex Care Service supports adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs to build and maintain life skills, including domestic activities such as cooking and cleaning, as well as budgeting, shopping, seeking employment and/or further education as well as discover new social activities.
We’re all about person-centred care. We make sure that the customer’s home always remains personal to them, and that the care and support given is tailored to their unique and individual needs.
What are we looking for?
For us, personality and passion comes before education. Caring experience would be the cherry on the top, but as long as you have the right attitude and values, then we’d love you to apply! You’ll always be supported and looked after by your SCA Care colleagues and wider Social Care in Action family.
Investing in our family of staff is important to us – we provide full training and will work with you to build your career, not just do a job day in day out. Our ethos is - when you thrive, we thrive.
We currently have opportunities for Support Workers to work a variety of day and waking night shifts.
A full, valid and clean driving licence and access to your own motorised transport would be advantageous but not essential.
What does a Support Worker do, I hear you ask!
A Support Worker's role can be wide and varied, and no two days are the same – but here’s an idea of what you could be doing:
Promoting and encouraging independence, whilst assisting the people we support with their daily routines
Identifying new opportunities for integration, participation and inclusion, available to the people we support, both within our services and the community
Providing quality personal care, which could include bathing, toileting etc. depending on individual needs, while maintaining respect and sensitivity
Participating in household tasks, which include cleaning, cooking, ironing, washing etc. while encouraging the people we support to join in
Working with the people we support to implement appropriate strategies for when behaviours that challenge may occur
Engaging in conversation and sometimes having a belly laugh together over something silly!
About SCA Care
Social Care in Action is a group of charitable social enterprises providing community services across Southern England. Everything we do is focused on supporting individuals to lead the life they want, in the way they want. As a not-for-profit organisation every penny we make in surplus is reinvested back into the wider communities we work with. Our head office is in Southampton, with our main services delivered across Southampton, The New Forest and surrounding areas.
We understand that it’s not all about the pay! Have a look at some of the benefits that we offer when you join the SCA Care family.
- Paid day off on your birthday, so you can relax.
- 6 weeks paid holiday (inclusive of bank holidays).
- We’re flexible - work to fit your preferred hours.
- Paid travel time.
- Paid mileage, which is automatically calculated for you (40p per mile where applicable).
- Excellent Refer a Friend bonus.
- Guaranteed hour contracts, if that's what you would like.
- Pay enhancements for a care qualification over level 2.
- Free training including comprehensive training package including QCF qualification.
- Training time paid.
- Free branded workwear and lanyard.
- Access to a Blue Light Card.
- Pension scheme.
If you’re successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.