The salary and grade quoted are effective from 1 April 2024 in accordance with the council's Total Pay and Reward review.
The Supported Housing Team provides support to adults who have a learning disability/autism in their own homes, or in shared independent supported living accommodation across the East Riding area. We are proud to hold an overall CQC rating of good.
We now have a rare opportunity to be able to advertise for a Senior Care Officer position. The post is 37 hours a week and there will be an expectation to work some evenings and weekends. Hours of work could vary between 7am and 11pm. The post will be based at our Beechwood ISL Welton – this ISL supports ten people who live in their own flats.
The Supported Housing Team prides itself in offering care and support that puts the service user at the very centre of decision making regarding their individual lives, as part of their local community, as well as hopes and aspirations. It is therefore crucial that the post holder has a sound value base that respects people’s individuality and diversity in order to ensure that good quality person centred support and community involvement are offered to each of our service users.
As a Senior Care Officer, working as part of the wider SCO team for Supported Housing, you will be required to support the Registered Manger with day to day operational management and leadership at Beechwood, to ensure the smooth operation of the service. Duties will include supervising and managing staff, liaising with families and other professionals to ensure that good outcomes for the tenants can be achieved, medication management, reviewing and updating individual care plans/risk plans and the use of electronic systems for retrieving and storing information.
You will have experience of working in a care or community setting and must have a good working knowledge of the fundamental care standards, how these are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the responsibilities of a registered service in relation to upholding these. You will also have a good working knowledge of legislation such as Mental Capacity Act 2005, The Care Act 2014, Data Protection Act, Health and Safety at Work Act and sound knowledge around safeguarding of vulnerable adults. In addition to this, a good understanding of infection, prevention and control, related Supported Living guidance will also be an advantage.
The role is challenging but extremely rewarding. If you think that you have the right values and the aptitude to support our service users to achieve fulfilling lives as part of their local community then we would welcome your application.
For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Lee Dibnah.
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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check.
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