What we offer:
At Blue Sky Enabling we offer a complete training program and route progression scheme for every member of staff that we employ. We also promote independent learning, while nurturing our staff to become inspirational Support Workers: Enablers. The Job of an Enabler goes beyond just proving Care to our Service Users. It is a way of working that promotes our Service Users’ independence, development, engagement, and enjoyment.
Who we are looking for:
Do you feel prepared to push yourself to build on your existing knowledge about care-work? Are you looking to make a marked difference to a Service Users life? Do you feel that you are able to identify and focus on a person’s abilities rather than their disability? If so, put in an application…
Who are our staff:
We encourage our Enablers to grow a lasting professional relationship the Service Users that they work with. Our Administration staff are here to support this process, and together we create a story that helps make sense of the support that a Service User is receiving. To begin a journey in care work with Blue Sky Enabling is to accept the extraordinary parts of your personality. Come and join us to work in a way that exceeds every expectation about what a care-worker should be like.
Location: Somerset & Wiltshire
Salary: £9.10ph – £9.35ph (basic day rate according to QCF training)
Contract Type: Full Time / Part Time
Becoming a Blue Sky Enabling enabler is about choosing to specialise your experience in care work towards flexible person-centred services for adults living with disabilities. Your aim: to support our service users to achieve a comfortable level of activity and engagement with their local community. We work with individuals with a wide range of complex needs including both physical and mental disabilities. Every day is different and every day presents new and exciting challenges.
You will be expected to work 1:2:1 with a Service User to enable them to retain their independence. To enable them to engage and control their home life as well as their social life. This does mean that you will have to be self-motivated to succeed in the role; and you will be expected to engage in personal care tasks. However, please bear in mind that we do not run a competitive work place, you will not be rushed through your work; and the most important things to us are that the service users are given the best support that is available on the market.
The care plans that we ask you to follow are written by our in-house care managers. Who themselves have degree level training in the relevant areas specific to the service user contracts that they manage. They will act as your line managers, any questions that you would have about the care you provide will be answered by them, and they will know how to support you through any situation that you feel unsure of. Our management team are dedicated to ensuring that you have all of the support that you need as an enabler, both physical and emotional. Essentially, we realise that the well-being of our Enablers is an intrinsic part of providing support to members of our community.
At Blue Sky Enabling we offer a complete training program for every member of staff that we employ, ensuring each member of staff attains their Care Certificate. We also make a range of training pathways available for individuals who are able to prove themselves to be excellent Enablers and an asset to our organisation. We are looking for people with exceptional people skills, who are prepared to push themselves to build on their existing knowledge. While our online training programs are accessible from home, the practical (person specific) training and assessment will be conducted on site. Once you have trained as an enabler, you will be able to look at care support work from a fresh perspective.
Our Expectation is that you will:
■ Bring a diverse range of relevant skills, knowledge and experience of working with people with complex needs.
■ Be responsible, honest and trustworthy.
■ Have a good sense of humour, friendly manner, sensitive approach and the ability to empathise.
■ Be a good listener, with excellent communication and time management skills.
■ Be able to engage effectively with people who have different communication abilities.
■ Have good written, verbal and IT skills.
Blue Sky Enabling provides staff with a supported working environment that includes enhanced DBS, 1:2:1 monthly professional supervision and appraisal, holiday pay and statutory sick pay.
It would be helpful if applicants hold a full UK drivers licence.
Trainee Care Manager
Salary: £23,500 – £26,500
Contract Type: Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a driven and committed with relevant skills and qualifications to enter into our Care Manager training scheme. You will join an expanding, dynamic organisation specialising in supporting people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health issues.
We are looking for someone at least 3 years’ experience of working with people with LD/ASD/MH. Ideally you will have a degree or post-graduate degree in psychology or a subject relevant to the role, and professional qualifications in the field of social care. You must be willing to commit to a training program that will lead to becoming a qualified Care Manager.
As part of your role as a trainee care manager you will be expected to work on shift in order to maintain your tacit knowledge about our Service Users and staff. You will also be required to spend time in the office developing your knowledge and skills as a Care Manager.
Some of the service users with a complexity of LD, MH, ASD with whom you will work and potentially ultimately manage, can become physically aggressive. This applies especially towards younger staff, or staff less knowledgeable and experienced in effectively applying positive behaviour support and positive behaviour management strategies. For health and safety reasons, the successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate their suitability to work with these service users.
As a member of our team you can expect:
- Competitive rates of pay.
- Excellent training and development.
- Supportive management and 1-2-1 monthly supervisions and annual appraisal.
- Shadowing with experienced staff before lone working.
- Holiday pay & statutory sick pay.
- Potential for career progression.
- Paid mileage between clients.
1.) Working with directly people with ASD/LD/MH in a person centred way.
2.) Maintaining and drafting up to date records, care plans, behaviour support plans, risk assessments and all accompanying documents.
3.) Recruiting, monitoring, and supervising staff.
4.) Complete all necessary training and attend any extra (Service User specific) training that your line Manager deems necessary.
5.) Stay up to date with Policies and Procedures.
6.) Attend management and team meetings.
7) Liaising with professionals and represent BSE at multi-agency meetings.
1.) Positive can-do attitude, with a proven track record of putting energy and enthusiasm into previously assigned tasks.
2.) Professional qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience working with people with LD, MH, ASD and challenging behaviour, knowledge and experience of positive behaviour support, and positive behaviour management strategies, and a diverse range of additional skills, knowledge and experience.
3.) Good listening, time management and communications skills.
4.) Have good written and IT skills.
5.) Desire to make a difference in the lives of people with LD, ASD, MH and complex needs.
6.) You must be able to drive, and have your own car.
- Degree or post-graduate degree in Psychology or subject relevant to the role.
Exemption is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9