The experts say that COVID-19 will change our lives forever, even when the virus is defeated. Care work in Basingstoke is more important ever right now, which is not going to change in the future. Do you have what it takes to be a support worker in Basingstoke with Liaise Loddon?
Who will you be looking after?
Our service users have severe learning disabilities and autism, but we always remember that they are also brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, friends and neighbours. Some of our service users have other medical issues, such as epilepsy, so we will also teach you how to support people with these needs. We currently support 49 people in our homes and are proud of the support we provide.
We aim to help our service users to live rich and fulfilling lives within their communities and to play to their individual strengths; in short, we want our service users to reach their full potential.
Where will you work?
We have a number of small care homes in and around the Basingstoke and Romsey areas, with the emphasis on homes. We don’t run large institutions – our homes really are homes where a few people can live together in a supportive and friendly environment. Some are self-contained flats; others are shared houses.
What’s in it for you?
We ensure that all our co-workers are suitably qualified, which means getting a mandatory care certificate. As part of our ongoing learning and development programme, we will support you in getting this if you are new to a caring career. We provide training by way of classroom training, online training and one-to-one support.
In addition to the opportunity for ongoing career development, we offer an employee assistance programme, an occupational health service, sick pay (dependant on your length of service), shared parental leave, emergency dependants’ leave, and adoption leave.
We have been awarded the Investors in People accreditation, which is the international standard for people management. We think it is important that our people know what is going on, which is why we publish a weekly newsletter. We also hold two internal conferences every year, which many of our people attend. We use these conferences to share our business objectives and ask our colleagues to help us to develop these and to continually deliver our superb support.
In addition, we run an annual co-worker survey. Combined with regular conversations with your manager, this enables you to provide us with feedback to help us work together in a cycle of continuous improvement.
We also offer an excellent benefits package for our co-workers, which includes a good pension scheme, seven weeks’ holiday (including bank holidays) pro-rata, a refer a friend scheme, and an annual awards night where we can dress up and celebrate our successes.
If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, contact us for further information.