Aspire Support Ltd

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Recruitment

Getting Involved

Tailored support, aspiration and compassion are pivotal to creating teams of motivated indivals who come to work to have fun. Supporting people is a highly skilled profession and we expect our teams to rise to that challenge 

Investment in Learning is important to us and we recognise that can happen in many different ways.

We offer a range of opportunities, fixed, flexible, part time and full time hours and we don’t insist on experience or qualifications.

Recruitment FAQs

Does it matter that I don’t have any experience?

No! We all have to start somewhere and sometimes we need to try things out before we find out where we belong. This isn’t easy work and its not everyones cup of tea, so we encourage coffee drinkers, real ale officiados and fizzy pop queens. 


What if I hate it?

Well, Congratulations for being offered the post in the first place! We offer a 3 month probation period to complete some induction training and try out your new role, if it’s not for you there is no notice period, no hard feelings and an exit interview so we can still give a reference regarding your time with us.


Does it matter that I dont have any care qualifications?

No! We will su[port you to complete whatever makes sense for you, the care certificate, NVQs or accredited Positive Behaviour Support courses. We also know that not everyone likes learning, and we will help you develop a personal development plan so your skills are recognised and you can grow and develop.


I have a past conviction can I still apply?

Yes. We all make mistakes. A director will talk to you and talk to you about the circumstances of the offence and complete a risk assessment.


What support will I get when I start?

What Checks will you complete?

  1. A Health Check
  2. A right to work visa
  3. A DBS Check
  4. Two references

How to write a good CV

  1. Keep it short 2 pages is plenty
  2. Include a personal statement about yourself, Don’t be afraid to show yourself and your talents off. How do they apply to the job you are going for?
  3. Be honest, explain any gaps. Sometimes life experience is just as important as work, but we will check out what you share:-)
  4. Keep it up to date: Don’t forget recent achievements and experiences
  5. Make it look good. Easy to read and professional communication is a great skill to show off.
  6. Teamwork: Get someone to check for mistakes! We all have different strengths and we all need help sometimes. We welcome people who solve problems.
  7. Keep your information private: Don’t include personal details, bank details, etc we can sort those things out later.

Click on the tabs to look at the specs and access the application documents.

 

If you need anymore information or help with an application please contact us

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Team Leader
 

Job Description

Being a Team Leader at Aspire Support ltd is sometimes demanding but always hugely rewarding for those with passion, drive and commitment to improve the lives of people with a learning disability. Purpose of Role The primary role of a Team Leader at Aspire Support is to directly support our customers, people with a learning disability. You will work with our customers to help them live a happy and fulfilled life and one that is as independent as possible. You will support them to develop positive relationships and to be an equal and valued member of their local community. You will also lead a team of support workers, supporting the individual development of those who work under you. You will deputise for the Registered manager when they are not available, liaise with health and social care professionals. Undertake social care assessments and develop, review and maintain client files, including care plans and risk assessments. You will have some budgetary management responsibility and will be required to undertake on-call duties as part of a pre agreed on call rosta. You will need to be prepared to work flexibly over a 7 day period. The role has responsibilities that focus on two areas: Quality You work effectively to provide individualised, outcome-focussed support to your customers. You enable them to lead their lives as independently as possible. You will monitor and assess the delivery and quality of outcome focused support plans, review these with the person being supported, their families and other health and social care professionals. You will act as an advocate for the person being supported. Relationships You work collaboratively, positively and widely with colleagues, customers and stakeholders. You promote and secure Aspire’s reputation and influence within the local area. You will build trust and respect within your team and ensure you provide leadership through example and support those who work under you to deliver a person centred support package.

 

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensures the customer is at the heart of everything we do.
  • Enables our customers to carry out the tasks involved in their daily life. This may inc\lde things likesupporting people with managing their finances and their home, domestic tasks, meal preparation, medication administration, shopping, attending medical and routine appointments, personal care (eg washing, bathing, shaving, going to the toilet).
  • Keeps accurate records, carrying out all recording and reporting in a person centred, factual manner.
  • Develops the service and themselves through service reviews, performance management processes, staff meetings and learning and development opportunities.
  • Raises appropriate and important issues or concerns in a timely manner with your line manager, suggesting ways in which they could be addressed.
  • Works safely and ensures contractual and regulatory compliance so our customers can trust, feel safe and have confidence in the support we provide.
  • Manage your team , by monitoring their performance via appraisals, team meetings and reviews. You will support staff induction and facilitate staff training.
  • Undertake social care assessments, write support plans and risk assessment and keep these documents under review, working alongside the registered manager.
  • Develop and manage rostering of staff to ensure all services that you are responsible for as always adequately staffed.

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Relationships:
  • Supports customers to be as active as they want to be in their local community, encouraging them to try new things and doing the things they really want to do. Activities they may choose can be wide ranging from trips out to places of interest, visits to family and friends, leisure facilities, clubs or college.
  • Together with the customer, regularly review and update their support plan, ensuring it is centred or their needs and aspirations  Hold monthly team meetings
  • Undertake staff supervisions and appraisals
  • Build good relationships with family and external professionals.

     

     

     

    Person Specification

    To be considered as a Support Worker we expect you to share and demonstrate our values. Transparency Curiosity Modesty Collaboration In addition to our values, you will also need to be able to demonstrate or tell us about the following oreas at your interview.

    Requirements
    Essential/D esirable
    Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability and confidence to generate and build effective relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders
    Essential
    Basic IT literacy and numerical skills
    Essential
    Supporting people with dignity and respect
    Essential
    Takes responsibility for their own development
    Essential
    Initiative and confidence to make decisions
    Essential
    Ability to work calmly , efficiently and accurately under pressure
    Essential
    Confidence to speak out for yourself and for others
    Essential
    Experience
     
    Experience of supporting people
    Essential
    Knowledge
     
    Knowledge about Learning Disability
    Essential
    Knowledge about ASC
    Essential
    Knowledge about Care Quality Commission and care standards
    Essential
    Knowledge about MCA and Dols
    Essential
    Other
     
    Willingness to undertake training and personal development activities as required
    Essential
    Ability and willingness to travel to different work locations
    Essential
    Educated to GCSE level, or equivalent, in Maths and English
    Desirable
    Social Care qualification
    Desirable
    Holds a valid, clean driving licence and has own transport
    Essential
    A list of key activities applicable to the role will form part of the induction and ongoing performance management process. You may be expected to manage / supervise and /or support volunteers whilstundertaking your dutie

 

Team Leader
 

Job Description

Being a support worker at Aspire Support ltd is sometimes demanding but always hugely rewarding for those with passion, drive and commitment to improve the lives of people with a learning disability.

Purpose of Role

The primary role of a Support Worker at Aspire Support is to directly support our customers, people with a learning disability. You will work with our customers to help them live a hoppy and fulfilled life and one that is as independent as possible. You will support them to develop positive relationships and to be an equal and valued member of their local community.

You will need to be prepared to work flexibly over a 7 day period. The role has responsibilities that focus on two areas:

Quality

You work effectively to provide individualised, outcome-focussed support to your customers. You enable them to lead their lives as independently as possible.

Relationships

You work collaboratively, positivity and widely with colleagues, customers and stakeholders. You promote and secure Aspire’s reputation and influence within the local area.

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensures the customer is at the heart of everything we do.

  • Enables our customers to carry out the tasks involved in their daily life. This may inc\lde things like

    supporting people with managing their finances and their home, domestic tasks, meal preparation, medication administration, shopping, attending medical and routine appointments, personal care (eg washing, bathing, shaving, going to the toilet).

  • Keeps accurate records, carrying out all recording and reporting in a person centred, factual manner.

  • Develops the service and themselves through service reviews, performance management processes, staff meetings and learning and development opportunities.

  • Raises appropriate and important issues or concerns in a timely manner with your line manager,

    suggesting ways in which they could be addressed.

  • Works safely and ensures contractual and regulatory compliance so our customers can trust, feel

    safe and have confidence in the support we provide. Relationships:

  • Supports customers to be as active as they want to be in their local community, encouraging them to try new things and doing the things they really want to do. Activities they may choose can be wide ranging from trips out to places of interest, visits to family and friends, leisure facilities, clubs or college.

  • Together with the customer, regutarty review and update their support plan, ensuring it is centred or their needs and aspirations

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Person Specification

To be considered as a Support Worker we expect you to share and demonstrate our values.

Transparency Curiosity Modesty Collaboration

In addition to our values, you will also need to be able to demonstrate or tell us about the following oreas at your interview.

Requirements

Essential/
Desirable

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability and confidence to generate and build effective relationships with colleagues, customers and stakeholders Essential
Basic IT literacy and numerical skills Essential
Supporting people with dignity and respect Essential
Takes responsibility for their own development Essential
Initiative and confidence to make decisions Essential
Ability to work calmly , efficiently and accurately under pressure Essential
Confidence to speak out for yourself and for others Essential
Experience  
Experience of supporting people Desirable
Knowledge  
Knowledge about Learning Disability Desirable
Knowledge about ASC Desirable
Knowledge about Care Quality Commission and care standards Desirable
Knowledge about MCA and Dols Desirable
Other  
Willingness to undertake training and personal development activities as required Essential
Ability and willingness to travel to different work locations Essential
Educated to GCSE level, or equivalent, in Maths and English Desirable
Social Care qualification Desirable
Holds a valid, clean driving licence and has own transport Essentialpage2image1559923184

A list of key activities applicable to the role will form part of the induction and ongoing performance management process. You may be expected to manage / supervise and /or support volunteers whilst undertaking your duties