Supported Independence is a proud organisation with diverse, well motivated and highly trained staff teams.
The benefits of working for us
Working for us you can expect to be a valued member of a diverse team. All our support staff benefit from:
– double rates of pay on bank holidays
– 5.6 Weeks paid annual leave which increases with years service
– pension scheme
– Generously covered mileage costs for driving during work time and/or use of company vehicles for visits
– A work environment where you can be yourself
All our newly appointed members of staff receive a comprehensive five day induction, where they receive information and training in the following areas:
- Company introduction and tour
- Organizational policies and procedures
- Health and safety
- Lone Working
- Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act
- Support planning
- Support worker duties
- Management of violence and aggression
- Risk assessments
- Person centred planning
- Service user policies and procedures
New staff complete the ‘Care Certificate’ with us, learning the skills to provide quality care and support. All staff benefit from regular fortnightly supervisions and annual 360 degree appraisals. During the appraisal process we seek the views of other staff, service users and external agencies in order to achieve accurate feedback and the best possible service. Our appraisals have a strong focus on the personal growth of our staff and lead to the creating of personal development plans.
Supported Independence recognises the importance of having a highly trained staff team in order to provide the highest quality service. All staff receive mandatory training in first aid, manual handling, health and safety, fire safety, management of violence and aggression, medication training, food hygiene and safeguarding adults. Employees also have access to the new QCF level 3 in health and social care and various other specialised training such as dual diagnosis, signs and symptoms of mental health disorders, and autism and aspergers awareness.
Join our team
We are always looking for enthusiastic and motivated support staff to join our team. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in health and social care, please contact the Human Resources team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0117 9240844, and asking to speak to Christine.
Please see here for more information on our roles and how to apply