Penrose Care & Support Worker

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Penrose Care & Support Worker

Department: Penrose Community Links
Work Location: Lambeth, Lewisham boroughs
Salary: £11.43ph (inclusive holiday allowance)
Contract: 3 Month Contract
Hours per week: Guaranteed up to 18 hours per week
Shift pattern: Core Hours 7am-10pm & 5am-8pm

Job description:

Do you want to help someone get back on their feet? Are you able to work with diverse and sometimes challenging clients?

Penrose Community Links supports vulnerable adults in their own homes to regain confidence and rebuild their lives after being in hospital or supported living. Our clients are all different, some of them may have a mental health diagnosis, some may have a history of substance abuse, and some may have been involved in the criminal justice system. All of them need our help to lead good, happy, productive lives.

Have you got the patience, the persistence and the resilience to connect with these vulnerable adults?

If so we can offer you

1.Competitive pay
2.Guaranteed hours of up to 18 hours per week
3.A contributory pension scheme
4.On-going training
5.A hands on and supportive management team available throughout your shift
6.Regular supervision
7.A free backpack containing personal protective equipment
8.A personal alarm and a handset for Care Plans and Care Notes, ensuring you have up to date information about your clients.

Person Specification

1.Experience of working in partnership with service users, care managers and significant others
2.Experience in working within a regulatory framework
3.Ability to work independently with clients who may display behaviour that challenges and/or mental health diagnosis.
4.Must be able to perform personal care if required.


1.An NVQ/QCF Level 1 or above in Health and Social Care or minimum of 12 months proven experience working with vulnerable adults in a Support role.
2.Good written and oral communication skills in English.
3.A working knowledge of DOLS, Whistleblowing and CQC guidelines regarding consent and reporting abuse.

Why work with us?

•Excellent core and on-going training aligned with personal development plan
•25 days annual leave (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
•Pension, Eye-care Vouchers
•Growing and forward-thinking organisation

If you wish to work with this challenging yet rewarding client group then this could be a perfect opportunity for you

All successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhances DBS and provide employment references covering 5 years period including one from your most recent employer.

Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to equal opportunities in service delivery and provision and to actively promote ways of eradicating racism, sexism, and other forms of negative discrimination though the group’s policies and procedures.

If you feel that this role is for you please complete the attached application form and send to by the closing date.

Closing date: On Going

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