Support Worker


Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
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£19094 - £19094
Working Hours:
Barrow in Furness
Job Category:
Support Worker
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Job Introduction

I am a male who is in my 40s and currently living in Barrow in Furness in Cumbria, which I love. I have a diagnosis of Mild learning disability alongside paranoid schizophrenia. I’m looking for support workers to join my team of staff, who can help me remain living independently within my own home.

Job Introduction

I really enjoy going out for walks and going out into the community. So, having support staff who enjoy walking and being out and about would be a huge bonus. I also love drawing and enjoy putting the drawings up in my house.

It’s important for staff to develop a good relationship with me and get to know me, so they can identify when I need their support. Sometimes I can let my schizophrenia get the best of me and when this happens, I need my support staff to reassure myself and make me feel safe. I sometimes struggle to show my emotions so again my staff need to be confident and help me express myself.

Main Responsibilities

As a Support Worker within Gray Healthcare you will join a specialist team supporting an individual within their own home. We support people with complex needs, who may have a Learning Disability, Autism, Personality Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Substance Misuse issues, and people whom require support with their Mental Health.

You will be an instrumental part of the team and will receive outstanding clinical support, leadership and person-centred training. In this role you will support an individual to develop or regain life skills, assisting participation in community life by building strong and trusting working relationships.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for candidates who share our values, understand the importance of a consistent and empathetic approach, whilst staying calm and professional when presented with a pressurised situation. You need to be a team player with effective communication skills, be experienced in using digital records and care plans, and electronic rostering systems.

You will need to possess an NVQ/QCF Level 3 or equivalent, or be willing to work towards. You will be motivated and have a can-do attitude, and work within a Positive Behaviour Support Framework.

Must be willing to be part of a back up rota.

We encourage our workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19

What are the rewards?

  • Work-life balance
  • Birthday Leave
  • Long Service award
  • Wellbeing at work
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Access to Gray Healthcare’s unique training program

About The Company

Who are Gray Healthcare?

Gray Healthcare is a specialist provider of individually tailored community-based support for individuals with complex mental health conditions, learning disabilities and brain injuries.  Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is necessary and that everyone, no matter their personal challenges, has the right to lead a healthy, happy life in their own home.  We look at each individual’s care requirements holistically to ensure that we create a package of care that is tailored specifically to meet their personal and rehabilitation goals.  We believe Gray Healthcare is a special place to work.  From the moment you walk through the door you will meet individuals who, like you, are passionate about delivering person-centred care in its true sense and who share the following key values:

• We are inspiring – we believe in providing individualised support that meets peoples’ needs and enables them to achieve their goals.

• We collaborate – we believe that the best outcomes are achieved when we work together with shared aims.

• We are unique – we provide market leading, high quality and bespoke support that exceeds standards.

• We innovate – we challenge ourselves to be pioneering and find new ways to support people better.

• We are honest & transparent – we base our relationships on trust and openness regardless of how uncomfortable this may be.