Sensory Impairment Support Worker

We currently have several opportunities across Swindon for enthusiastic, reliable, motivated and caring individuals to provide support to clients who have a sight loss or dual sensory impairment.


Key areas of support are enabling weekly shopping and leisure activities.

This can include but isn't limited to; Visiting garden centres, Country parks, assistance to appointments/ attending medical appointments and dealing with written and telephone correspondence.


Support is provided in various locations including a person's home and the community to enable service users to remain as independent as possible.

The ideal candidate will have good and clear verbal communication skills; have the ability to work confidently using their own initiative and be empathetic to quickly adapt to new clients.


This is an ideal opportunity for someone with experience in a support or care worker role, seeking to develop skills in this area.


About you:



  • You are honest, reliable, Caring and professional - you value honesty and discretion

  • You are friendly and approachable

  • You are flexible

  • You have the ability to work confidently using your own initiative


Responsibilities will include:



  • Maintaining a safe environment

  • Supporting with activities and planning day trips

  • Community Access

  • General household tasks



  • be empathetic to quickly adapt to new clients


Requirements for the position:



  • A full clean driving licence is required

  • Access to your own vehicle


A minimum of 6 months health and social care experience would be beneficial.


Benefits:



  • Access to Employee assistance programme with Health Assured.

  • Opportunity to increase knowledge through training opportunities

  • Opportunity for career progression

  • Excellent training and support


Hours Available Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00am - 17:00pm


Pay: £9.52 -£9.92 (dependant on experience) with 36 p mileage allowance.


ALL JOBS WITH FIRST CITY NURSING AND CARE ARE SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY REFERENCES, ENHANCED DBS CERTIFICATE AND FULL COMPLETION OF MANDATORY TRAINING




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