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Senior Support Worker

Employer
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre
Salary
£26,421.00-£28,770.00 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2028
Reference
DUDLEY/TP/491/258

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Adults
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

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Dudley MBC are implementing a Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (Dudley STAR Team)

An exciting new team is being formed to operate the council’s new adult social care short term assessment and reablement service. The service will be offering local people an efficient and effective support package post hospital discharge, while supporting the NHS to be more effective and increasing their capacity.

Following a hospital discharge and once home, the new team made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and support staff will assist people to regain their daily living skills, mobility, and independence at home, through a tailored bespoke ‘reablement’ therapy plan. The team will work closely and intensively with each person to meet set goals and outcomes over an agreed period. The focus will always be on promoting independence.

Social work / care management and supervisory roles, care and support worker roles, along with physiotherapy and occupational therapy roles are being recruited to for the new team. All roles will have a clear career progression pathway within Adult Social Care, and training and development packages.

As an employee of Dudley MBC, you will receive a comprehensive annual leave package, an option to join the pension scheme and regular supervisions. We invite you to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic council, which actively supports staff, and works to change people’s lives for the better.

Post: 5 x Senior Support Workers (Permanent)

Hours: 37 per week

Salary: Grade 6 (£26,421.00 to £28,770.00)

Location: Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre or various locations across Dudley borough

Excellent opportunities have arisen to work within Assessment and Independence on Urgent Care Services and Dudley Short Term Assessment and Reablement team.

The role

As a Senior Support Worker your primary role will be to support Community Care Supervisors. We are looking for someone with drive and enthusiasm who wants to make a difference. You will be working 37 hours per week on a flexible rota which includes some weekends, evenings and bank holidays, for which relevant enhancements will be paid.

Your main duties will include

  • Taking delegated responsibility to enable people to be supported at home with their daily living activities.
  • Supporting a community care service providing person centred support and opportunities for people and their carers.
  • Looking after a team of designated staff in order to meet the requirements of service initiatives and developments, including all legislative standards, e.g. CQC, Care Act.
  • Assisting in managing the demand for care capacity and ensuring safe discharge and care provision.
  • Working at maximising a person’s independence to deliver their person-centred outcomes.

You may need to work flexibly, travelling across the Dudley borough and will therefore need to have the use of a vehicle.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about the role please telephone 01384 811919 to speak to Angela Hunt.

Or email DudleySTARTeam@dudley.gov.uk

So that we can demonstrate Dudley’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to improve bias in the recruitment process that could create barriers for candidates. Your personal data will be anonymised when you apply, to ensure that you comply with our anonymisation process, please ensure you have removed your name and date of birth from any attachments prior to uploading them to your application.  

Online application forms will only be accepted for this vacancy, online facilities for jobs are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough.  

If you require support completing an online or paper application form and or interview techniques, please contact Dudley Adult and Community Learning on 01384 818 143 or acl@dudley.gov.uk  who can support with Digital Skills and Job Applications.  

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk  

If you are experiencing a problem whilst applying for a position, please follow the link below to the WM Jobs Help Page in the first instance https://help.wmjobs.co.uk/    

If the WM Jobs Help Page does not resolve your issue then please contact the HR Resourcing Team via HR.Resourcing@dudley.gov.uk 

Dudley Council will check the information that you have provided against any details already held for accuracy and completeness. The Council will check, share and cross match your information both internally within the council and with external organisations to protect public funds and prevent or detect crime, only where the law allows us to do so.  

The Council’s full Privacy and Disclaimer Statement can be accessed on the website at http://www.dudley.gov.uk/  

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications

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Senior Support Worker JD May 19.doc
Senior Support Worker PS May 19.doc

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’ www.dudleyboroughvision2030.org.uk

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan www.dudley.gov.uk/council-community/plan-policies-and-strategies/council-plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All www.dudleyboroughvision2030.org.uk and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough www.allaboutdudley.info

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Location
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West Midlands
DY8 2AA
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