We have several Support Worker posts available to support vulnerable adults within a busy day service team. The service runs Monday to Friday. Support Worker post hours would be between the hours of 8.45am - 4.00pm. Preferences can be discussed at interview.
We have various hours available between 20 and 35 per week.
Experience within a care environment, including previous experience of working with adults with a learning disability and/or older people is desirable, but we also welcome applications from people who do not have experience but feel that they have the right personality and values for the position.
The role will include supporting people with personal care needs, administering medication safely and providing a keyworker role to a specific group of people. The successful candidate will be expected to use a computer sometimes for group preparation, reports, and training etc.
The successful candidate will need to complete The Care Certificate on commencement of the post. This will be provided by the ERYC and will take approximately 12 weeks. NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in care would be desirable. All other relevant training will be provided.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person, with the ability to plan and lead group activities. This would be in a variety of areas such as leisure, sport, health and wellbeing, life skills and community activities.
The successful person will be passionate about providing the best service possible. They will be proactive in helping people to maintain their independence and be able to respond positively to the changing needs of the people who use our service.
Candidates should have the necessary written and verbal communication skills to ensure that we are working to a high standard. Record keeping and report writing are an important part of the role. Training will be provided for this.
Due to the Pandemic the service is currently running in a very different way to protect our vulnerable client group and ensure Covid-19 safety. We have been providing some support for people within their homes and local community and are now offering a building-based service for some people in designated cohorts/bubbles.
This provision will hopefully continue to increase over the coming months. Staff will be required to wear PPE as identified by our risk assessments and ERYC guidelines when working in the day service or the community. Staff will also be asked to take up the offer of Covid vaccination and regular testing in line with Government guidelines.
The provision of the service is constantly changing to stay in line with Government guidelines and the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, able to show imagination and initiative and work in a flexible manner as we aim to provide the best service possible in these very difficult times.
If you feel that you are the right person for this post, please evidence in your application how your knowledge and experience meet the criteria of the Employee Specification and Job Outline.
If you would like more information or an informal chat, please contact Michelle Graham on 01759 304259.
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This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.
This role involves either direct work or regular visiting to a CQC registered care home. In light of the Government's decision to revoke mandatory vaccination legislation with effect from 15 March 2022, applicants will not be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to undertake this post. The Council continues to promote vaccination against Covid-19 in keeping with NHS and Public Health guidance.