Floating Support Worker (Former Employee) – Newton Aycliffe – 10 July 2017
Managers are very approachable and understanding. Team members were nice . Job could be stressful at times but also very rewarding. The down side is job security due to funding and if you take on more responsibilities sadly those above won't acknowledge it
This organisation afforded me the most support, training and development I have ever had the pleasure of receiving to aid me be the best worker I could be. I really miss the team, the clients and the feel of the place. Very friendly, hard working group of people, who really care about their roles and responsibilities.
Evening Accommodation Worker (part-time) (Former Employee) – Bradford, ENG – 23 June 2014
Starting with a handover and read up of any important information. Find out if any residents wanted to do anything. If nothing was organised then to see if anyone would engage in doing something. Even if it was a game of pool, id get them out their room. Organising a game of 'Killer pool' or a game of bingo or just down to watch a DVD. I carried out drug tests and breath tests on a regular basis. It was very difficult to find someone had lapsed and be given notice to leave but very rewarding if someone changed their life around and was ready to move into their own accommodation with a plan.
Parking and free coffee. Lone working - enjoyable.
Voluntary support worker (Current Employee) – Hartlepool – 7 June 2014
A typical day at disc is meeting and greeting service users, lending an ear if required by them, give advice if requested, most importantly making sure the service user feels part of a community. The time I have spent at Disc has taught me to be more compassionate towards people who are in a difficult place in their life. The managers and co-workers are very supportive to the service users and to myself. The hardest part of the job would be to see one of the service users relapse and watch them beat themselves up. On the other-hand I was lucky to be involved in the celebration of two service users being awarded a job as they had been clean for their target time, the atmosphere and the joy it brought not only to those service users but their support workers was remarkable.