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Support Worker 16hr Weekend only (Douglas Road)

Employer
Staffordshire County Council
Location
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Salary
Starting Salary from £14.40 per hour
Closing date
15 Jun 2024
Reference
staffscc/TP/345/2102

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

Job Details

For adults with learning disabilities, you’ll open the door to lives of independence, fulfilment, and joy. And your impact won’t stop there. This positive change will be felt across families and throughout the Staffordshire communities we’re proud to serve.

This is a diverse social care role where every day is different!

We specialise in supporting adults with complex needs, profound and multiple learning disabilities, and behaviours that challenge.

Douglas Road is a respite facility for up to eight adults. The service is dynamic and caters for people with varying levels of need.  People come to our service for a break and could stay for a number of days or weeks. The people we support are always changing which makes it an interesting, fast-paced and rewarding place to work.

We have a WEEKEND-ONLY part-time position available (16 hours).

We require our team to work flexibly as rotas are subject to change depending on business need.

Although this role is based primarily at Douglas Road, Newcastle, there may be times when you are expected to work flexibly across Provider Services, including different care settings, delivery approaches, and locations, as required.

You can find more about our service by visiting https://carejobsinstaffordshire.co.uk/provider-services/

Main Responsibilities

In this role you'll: 

  • Deliver excellent person-centred support, including administering medication.
  • Support people to maintain their health and wellbeing.
  • Act as a Link Worker for the adults we support by contributing to the on-going assessment, development, delivery, and review of person-centered support plans.
  • Suggest improvements and be proactive in the development of solutions, and activities undertaken by the service.
  • The role may require you to carry out manual handling tasks to support clients in their day to day lives.

Our aspirations are to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating with the CQC, and we are looking for someone who shares our values, ambitions, and vision.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for people who are passionate about providing outstanding care quality for adults with learning disabilities.

What you'll bring:

  • Be enthusiastic about working with people with learning disabilities and /or autism.
  • Be caring, sensitive and patient while supporting people to be as independent as possible.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good ICT skills.
  • The ability to relate positively to the people we support.
  • A positive outlook on life.
  • The ability to manage potential and actual aggression in a sensitive way.
  • Willing and physically able to support people with personal and intimate care needs and able to undertake manual handling tasks.
  • Able to adapt and respond positively to change.

​If you already hold an NVQ level 2 qualification or Care Certificate we would love to hear from you but don’t worry if not, we are happy to support you in gaining the skills and knowledge needed for this qualification.

Please note that this role will require an enhanced DBS check and a pre-employment health assessment as part of the onboarding process.

It’s important to note that if you’re unsure whether your experience or skills are suitable, please get in touch with libby.lomas@staffordshire.gov.uk 

If you are on social media - check out our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/staffordshirelearningdisability

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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