About UsFounded in 1993, CareTech has proved itself as a safe, reliable and stable social care provider. The company is publicly owned and has an experienced management team drawn from social services, health, charities and the commercial world. Our professional credibility at board level is also high, including a colleague with a lifetime history of campaigning for disability rights and another who has some 44 years’ experience as a social worker and social services manager, who continues as an advocate.
Within our group we have several distinctive companies offering both every day and specialist support to adults, young people and children. We support individuals with a very wide range of issues including those with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, sensory impairment, or mental health problems. We also have dedicated provision that supports people with unusual genetic disorders.
The approach from CareTech means that people can be supported in their own homes, the community, residential or nursing care and a wide variety of supported living arrangements. We offer support to people who have mental health issues and sophisticated pathways back to an ordinary life for people recovering from mental illness.
What it’s like to work for us?We offer excellent development and progression opportunities and industry leading training. We also offer competitive salary packages as well as a great working environment and funded DBS checks.
CareTech is a family run business and we work very much as a family. You are supported at every level by approachable and dedicated management teams.
The type of jobs we recruit for?Support Worker roles / Team Leader roles / Senior Support Worker roles.
Responsibilities of a Support Worker:
•To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment
•To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and other whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality
•To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events
•To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required
•To work as part of a team to provide high quality care
The successful candidate for the role will have:
• NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards
•Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues is desirable.
•The ability to keep calm under pressure
•Confidence to work alone and as part of a team
•Excellent communication skills
•The passion to work with vulnerable adults
•The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding