Support Worker

Location
Kenton
Salary / hourly pay rate
£11.09 Per Hour
Hours Per Week
40
Employment Type
Full time
Contract Type
Permanent
Date posted
Friday 19 January 2024
Closing Date
Monday 18 March 2024

The Penhayes family is recruiting!

The work we do changes lives - could you join our team?

We support Laura to do the things we all normally take for granted, such as going for a walk, visiting the shops and helping out at home too. Living with anxiety and complex needs is tricky for Laura, but with our support she has begun to discover her own superpowers and begun to do the things she loves to do!

Penhayes is a specialist residential home in Kenton, near Exeter supporting adults like Laura with autism, learning disabilities and complex care needs. The people we support live across five individual flats and we have a generous shared garden we love spending time in.

We work as a family in all we do, supporting people to thrive and live their best lives, just like any family would. 

At Salutem Care and Education, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.

Now we've shared a glimpse of what it's like to work for us, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Salutem and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults in England and Wales across our residential homes, schools and day centres. Our dedicated support teams empower individuals to overcome any obstacles and live the life they choose.

Each day will be different, and the main focus of your role is to provide daily support to adults in our residential services. It’s definitely not a normal 9-5, you can work days, nights, and flexible shifts too. Talking of ‘dream’ jobs, some of our shifts are sleep-ins!

We want the best for everyone we support and that's what makes us a family. If you have the ability to support someone to feel at home, be their true self, and do what makes their heart happy - we want to hear from you. This is a meaningful role and will suit someone who is looking to make a difference and make memories that'll last a lifetime. 

We know our staff put 100% into building brighter futures for the individuals we support. That's why we offer career progression no matter where you start in the organisation. Your progress here will be regularly reviewed and as you gain expertise your rate of pay will increase. We believe in creating a Career from Care and we want the support workers we recruit now to become our managers of the future!

We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our team and our benefits package has something for everyone – including these key highlights:

- Competency Frameworks and Pay Scales – We have a development and reward initiative in place for all our individual colleagues and teams, showing clear career pathways, progression & promotion opportunities, and pay scales to work towards if desired.

- Blue Light Card – Working in social care, all our staff qualify for thousands of discounts in shops, restaurants, and venues on the high street with a Blue Light Card. You can register to get 2-years access to the Blue Light Card for £4.99 and reclaim this cost via our expenses process.

- Wagestream - Any day can be payday with Wagestream, as you can withdraw some of your wages earned early.*

- Care Friends, Refer-a-Friend Scheme – Instantly earn points and cash rewards for referring people you know for roles at Salutem.

- Sovereign Health Care Plan – Affordable cover to help with your healthcare and private medical costs.

- Canada Life, Group Life Assurance - To protect all our staff from day one of employment, we provide a Death in Service benefit via Canada Life, which is offered at 1 x your annual salary.

- Blink, our internal communications app - Giving you a voice and a sense of community across the organisation.

- Pension scheme - for all qualifying staff

- Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

As an organisation, we're committed to supporting our teams and offering a range of perks that look after your financial, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

*Terms and conditions apply.


We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

We hope this gives you a little glimpse into this role and vibe of our organisation. We want everyone at Salutem to live their best lives, and look forward to hearing from you too! #applynow