Employee Specification

The criteria listed below explains what is measured throughout this recruitment process, including what you need to disclose in your application form and what we will ask/assess at interview. Applications must clearly demonstrate all essential criteria listed in the application form section to progress to interview. 

  Application form tip: Use examples of your experiences to demonstrate how you meet a criteria. Your experiences may be from a non work related setting, such as caring for a child, adult or family member. Always provide a clear example of how you meet each criteria.

What's assessed from your application form Essential Desirable 

Has experience of helping people/ delivering care for an individual in either a work or non work setting (not necessarily in social care)


Is able to transport self across service locations as required


Communication skills


Is suitable to work with vulnerable adults

 You can apply without meeting the criteria listed below, as training will be provided, but it will enhance your application if you are able to include examples of how you can meet this desirable criteria.

Is able to use BSL/Makaton/alternative communication systems


  Application form tip  You may have transferable skills examples from non care related roles such as customer service roles or jobs that require engagement with another person. Although these may not be from a care setting, the transferable skills may be relevant. An example may be how you have helped someone.

What's assessed at interview Criteria
Essential Desirable

Can demonstrate an awareness of the need for safeguarding and health and safety systems in the work place


Can demonstrate communication skills to listen and talk sympathetically (mindful of different audiences, non-verbal communication, sensory impairment and comprehension difficulties.)


Is respectful at all times of others' needs, wishes and right to privacy and dignity


Is non judgemental and reliable


Can demonstrate an understanding for the need for confidentiality


Is a team player, can empower others and can provide clear direction


Can solve problems, work flexibly and adapt to change, and work on own initiative to meet the needs of the service


Is willing to take part in all necessary training (including e-learning)


Can demonstrate use of basic technology (experience using either a smart phone, pager system or computer to record and retrieve electronic information). Training & support will be given.


Demonstrate the desire to work with and help others and have some understanding of the needs of people who have a learning disability/ autism. Training & support will be given.


Job outline

Overall purpose

To provide identified support services to meet the needs of a specific client group across a range of community based settings (Supported Housing), within an agreed shift pattern. This may include sleep in duties as required.

Principal accountabilities

  1. To work within a community based service, carrying out agreed care plans (including personal care) and maintaining records as required, as and where directed across the service, according to service need.
  2. To comply with policy and procedural requirements on health and safety, equality, confidentiality at all times.
  3. To contribute to the review process of individuals and assist in preparation of reports as required
  4. Assist people in planning and preparing meals and snacks, undertake or assist people in undertaking general domestic tasks, such as cleaning and laundry.
  5. Provide practical support and assistance to people making transitions in their living arrangements, assisting in the instruction and training of daily living skills, correspondence, finances and personal budgeting.
  6. Supervise individuals and support with administration of required medication, arrange for and collect repeat prescriptions as appropriate and attend to any medical appliances; (e.g. catheter bags, external urinary devices, calipers).
  7. Act asdriver/escort to individuals or groups within service settings and transport self between service settings as required.
  8. Assist people to deal with behaviours that may present difficulty to others or particular vulnerabilities.
  9. Undertake administrative tasks associated with duties for management and quality assurance purposes.
  10. Any duties and responsibilities appropriate to the grade and level of responsibility of the post and assist as able, across the social care sector workforce when peak workload requires.
  • In your role you are required to speak English with sufficient fluency to effectively perform your duties, as required by Section 77-84 of the Immigration Act 2016.
  • The above principal accountabilities are not exhaustive and may vary without changing the character of the job or level of responsibility.