Residential Support Worker
37.0 Hours per Week
Do you have experience of supporting people with learning disabilities (either in a home or work setting?)
We are looking for Residential Support Workers to join our hugely valued teams at Downing Close, our small community based SMBC Care Homes in South Solihull, providing high quality care and support to adults with learning and physical disabilities.
Working closely with residents’ friends and families, our teams of Support Workers respond to individuals’ changing and at times complex care needs in order to help them lead a fulfilled and happy life. You will be supporting a diverse group of individuals with tailored care plans which will include personal care, administering of medication, dietary needs and social / recreational activities.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and care home residents is our absolute priority at all times.
We have thorough protocols in place, ensure we work within Public Health England Guidance and provide relevant training and essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all staff, to enable you to carry out your role safely.
We also ask that all of our team carry out regular COVID testing in line with government guidance.
Through our health and safety protocols and our commitment to providing high quality care, we have effectively managed Covid in our care homes throughout the pandemic.
Our positive, motivated and committed Support Workers take pride in supporting some of our most vulnerable residents and keeping them safe during this difficult and challenging time.
Could you join them?
You will need:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to maintain accurate records.
- Experience of supporting and communicating with people with learning disabilities (either in a home or work setting)
- To be a team player and be able to adapt to changing needs.
The service works on a 24/7 365 basis, and therefore this role would work on a rota basis including evening/weekends/bank holiday and over the holiday periods. Most of our shifts are 12 hours in duration and additional overtime may be available. Posts will be predominantly on a days or nights shift pattern, however flexibility will be required for cover / meetings and training as required.
Please note, as part of this role you will be working within care homes. The regulations that come into force on 11th November 2021 require that a person does not enter a care home unless they have provided satisfactory evidence that they have been vaccinated with the complete course of an authorised vaccine or, for clinical reasons, they can provide satisfactory evidence that they should not be vaccinated. Therefore at interview you will be asked whether you have been vaccinated or are exempt for medical reasons, and satisfactory evidence of this will be a condition of an offer of employment.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Dev Kalhan on 01564 772529
Interviews will take place in late September 2021.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults .
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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