Expired: NCHA: Student Placement Support Worker, Derbyshire

NCHA logoStudent Placement Support Worker

Salary: £18,540 per annum (£9.61 per hour)
Location: Derbyshire
Hours: Up to 37hrs
Closing Date: Thursday 4 August 2022

Are you an enthusiastic and adaptable Psychology or Social Care student looking for a placement year? Do you have a caring and enthusiastic attitude? If so, we have a 12 month paid placement for you!
Join our Personalised Support Teams (PST) North to gain exposure and experience in the world of care.
About the role

Our citizens are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such with dignity and respect. As a Support Worker, your duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Personal care
  • Administering and/or assisting with Medication
  • Meal preparation and advocating a healthy lifestyle
  • Helping the clients to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing such as going to the cinema, arts and crafts, watching football, gardening, shopping trips and social occasions in the community
  • Improving confidence and independence
  • Tenancy related support and budgeting/debt management

You will either be providing support to individuals in their own homes or within the community. Our citizens have varying needs so this is a great development opportunity to gain valuable care experience.

Our services operate 7 days a week between 7am – 10pm including bank holidays and weekends. Therefore you must be able and willing to work on a rota basis (including waking nights and sleep ins).
Our locations cover High Peaks, Amber Valley, Erewash, Bolsover, South Derbyshire, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. A driving license and access to a vehicle is desirable.
What we require:

You will be resilient, organised and motivated to help others whose own motivation may be suffering. You will not be afraid to confidently challenge or de-escalate behaviour when necessary and work collaboratively within a large team. The work can sometimes be fast-paced and you’ll need to respond calmly and confidently to crisis situations when they arise. Don’t sweat it if you haven’t got experience as you will be fully trained and supported in this role.
Please contact [email protected] if you would like more information about this opportunity.

To apply, you have two options:


  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top of this page


  1. Email your CV to [email protected], stating the job title and the location or call 01158443387 is you need support to complete the application


As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, NCHA welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT Allies Programme, we also welcome applications from members of the LGBT community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace. 


All successful candidates will be required to take a numerical and literacy test as part of the selection process.
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