Support Worker
Ref: CYG11864

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  • Location
  • Trinity House Residential Service, 38 Carlisle Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2DS
  • Salary
  • £9.30
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 13/12/2020
  • Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 8800 employees empower 3000 individuals across 140 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

    We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well as their families or loved ones. As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.

    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence.

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    • We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference to people's lives
    • You would need to be compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ would be beneficial
    • Previous experience would be beneficial, but not essential

    If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 28 days annual leave
    • Length of service awards
    • Fully paid comprehensive induction training for all new starters
    • Paid DBS/PVG
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Training and development opportunities

    All successful applicants will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) in respect of regulated work with protected adults and regulated work with children. A PVG certificate contains all unspent and certain spent conviction information. It also contains any other non-conviction information that the police or other

    government bodies think is relevant. Disclosure Scotland continually monitor PVG scheme members' records for vetting information including criminal convictions that may affect their suitability to work with vulnerable groups.

  • Location Information
  • Based in Lockerbie, Trinity House is a care home with nursing offering care and support to up to 13 adults with a learning disability and complex needs within a structured and therapeutic environment.

    Trinity House is a detached period property set away from the main road. There is a choice of living areas, a bright dining room and an activities room, as well as a life skills kitchen where people can plan and cook meals and snacks for themselves and visitors.

    Outside there is an established garden with greenhouses where the green fingered can enjoy cultivating plants and flowers. There are also seating areas for relaxing with friends. Trinity House also has a “secret garden”, a piece of conservation land which was donated locally to the service users, which hosts Trinity House’s annual firework display, as well as BBQs throughout the summer.

    Awards for Trinity House

    • Caring UK Awards 2018 – Care Home of the Year Award
    • Great British Care Awards 2018 (North West Region)
      • Care Home Manager Award – Service Manager Kirsty Dale
      • Ancillary Worker Award – Cleaner Jeanette Swinhoe
      • Care Assessor/Planner Award – Nurse Lesley McCulloch
      • Care Home Chefs Award – Senior Chefs Amanda Jackson & Rikki Maxwell
      • Care Innovator Award – the whole team at Trinity House
      • Learning Disability Nurse Award – Nurse Tracy Patterson
    • National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 – The Sporting Chance Award – Activity Coordinator Lorraine Platt (Finalist)
    • Great British Care Awards 2017
      • Care Home Chef Award – Senior Chefs Rikki Maxwell & Amanda Jackson (Finalist)
      • Care Home Worker Award  – Senior Support Worker Wendy Taylor (Finalist)
    • British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Awards 2017 – Innovative practice in supporting people with intellectual disabilities through positive behaviour support – Trinity House Team (Winner)

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