Specialist Support Worker
Our Residential Support Service provides bespoke, round-the-clock support for adults with learning disabilities. Due to its growing success we are expanding the service.
What does an RSS support worker do?
Lots of people talk about “making a difference”. We think that’s a bit too simple. We believe in doing whatever is necessary to empower people to make their own difference.
We work round the clock, on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis. We support adults with autism and learning disabilities in their own home, as well as out and about in the community. Our aim is to support people to live rewarding, fulfilling lives, the way they want to live them.
What does an average shift look like?
That’s a difficult question to answer. And that’s the point.
We strive to avoid the monotony of tasks and timetables, instead offering truly person-centred care. So of course there is no such thing as an “average shift”.
The focus is on relationships and experiences, meaning everything we do is focussed around the needs of our clients.
What makes Burton Street different?
RSS the absolute opposite of institutionalised thinking. In fact we reject institutionalised thinking. We actively work to remove it from everything we do.
We listen, we reflect and respond. We build genuine connections that enable and encourage real change, real freedom, real growth. We ensure our care is responsive, agile and adaptable. We don’t like to stand still, and we work hard to avoid complacency.
We have provided disability services for 20 years. In that time we have built an enviable reputation for the work we do. RSS is the most specialist of that work. We’re very proud of what we do, and the things we have achieved.
Who would make a good RSS worker?
The job requires an open mind. You will need to be adaptable, responsive and creative. You will need to care about what you do.
You will need to understand that it’s not always about doing what’s easiest. It’s about doing what is most valuable. It is about nurturing, developing and maintaining genuine relationships, and encouraging valuable, worthwhile experiences.
You need to be proud of the work you do and the role you play. You will need to recognise the impact of your work. You will need to understand what a privilege it is to play a part in another person achieving the things they can achieve.
You will need to be passionate about supporting others to be who they want to be.
Full, in-depth details of the job vacancy can be found below.
£8.85 per hour rising to £9.60 per hour
24 hour shift pattern, 7 week rota (so you can plan a life around it...)
Shift duration is 8 hours, so weekly hours are negotiable in multiples of eight: 16, 24, 32 or 40.
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1. Read the full Job Description
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2. Read the Person Specification
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3. Read the Supporting Information
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4. Complete an Application Form