Relief support worker (COVID key worker)
Help people in your community by joining Brandon as a relief support worker in these unprecedented times. This is a an essential ‘key worker category’ role. Working alongside our experienced staff teams, you’ll care for people who have a learning disability or autism, or both, to ensure their wellbeing and safety. Experience isn’t required and we can support you with training.
This is a casual ‘bank’ support worker role where working on a casual basis gives you flexibility. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to ‘regular’ shifts, bank workers may be asked to provide back-up support to core staff teams by doing things like collecting shopping and prescriptions, helping with household tasks, preparing food or driving.
We understand that you may be concerned about the implications of the coronavirus outbreak with regards to the recruitment process. Brandon is committed to protecting our staff, candidates and people we support. We have taken measures to allow flexibility as you progress through the process and we offer video and phone interviews. We will continue to monitor and adapt our current plans as more updates become available from the Government and Public Health England.
People with all sorts of different experience make great support workers here. People from retail, hospitality, care and many more have discovered a genuinely rewarding role. If you’re successful you’ll have flexibility and access to shifts that suit you.
About the role
You’ll join our friendly teams, supporting people who have a learning disability in all aspects of daily life; there’s lots of variety. As a relief support worker you’ll support with many things, for example cooking, shopping, driving, household chores, and also with activities that people enjoy, for example music and exercise.
View our video of a ‘day in the life of a support worker’
You’ll need good communication skills, an encouraging, patient approach and be willing to try new activities. Respectful of people’s differences, you have a flexible attitude and are able to flex working patterns. You’re calm under pressure and considerate. A full driving licence is highly desirable.
If you’re successful at interview, you’ll need to provide training certificates to confirm you have the basic required skills. If you don’t already have these certificates you are welcome to use our eLearning resources to obtain them. We will assess your practice in the early weeks, and you’ll have plenty of support.
View the detailed job profile.
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.
Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.