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Support Worker (Day Opportunities)

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Park View
Salary
£24,702 - £27,334, pro rata, per annum. Incremental progression subject to performance
Closing date
21 Jul 2024
Reference
SOL/TP/182/478

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Adults
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

We are looking for enthusiastic Support Workers to provide care and support to those who access our day opportunities, promoting choice, inclusion, and independence at all times.

This is a permanent role working 30 hours per week over 5 days, Monday to Friday. 

Working within Day Opportunities located at the Park View building in Solihull, including Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Older People and Dementia services. 

As a Support Worker you will organise activities and deliver day opportunities which enables service users to make full use of their local community. Developing independence and promoting individual choice and social inclusion.

You will be part of an enthusiastic and motivated staff team, dedicated to providing emotional, social and personal support to individuals and groups.

This is a rewarding position for individuals who have a positive belief in their own ability to enrich the lives of others.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Completed QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care.
  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability, physical     disability, dementia, or older people.
  • Demonstrable good practice which promotes choice, independence, and self-advocacy.
  • The ability to adapt and respond to the constantly changing needs of a group of diverse people whilst demonstrating patience and understanding.
  • The ability to demonstrate sensitivity whilst supporting individuals with their personal care needs.
  • Experience of working effectively as a team member, and with colleagues/other professionals.

In return, you will work as part of a small and friendly team, whilst making a difference to the lives of people living in Solihull. You will be supported by a committed team of co-workers, Day Service Co-ordinators and Managers.

Applications are welcomed from people who are looking for a challenging and rewarding role where their contribution and effort can make a real difference.

We offer generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year, staff discounts, family and carer friendly policies and access to the Local Government pension scheme. 

Closing date for completed applications is 21st July 2024

Interviews will be held on Monday, 29th July 2024

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Emma Berry, Service Manager, at emma.berry@solihull.gov.uk

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 a Disclosure and Barring check.

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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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

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.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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Telephone
0121 704 6000
Location
Council House
Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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