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Adults: Senior Support Worker (Pershore Short Breaks)

Worcestershire County Council
Pershore, Worcestershire
£24,993 - £27,214 per annum (pro-rata) + additional rate for working nights & Sundays
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

Job Details

Job title: Senior Support Worker (days) 
Team: Pershore Short Breaks
Location: Pershore, Worcestershire
Contract: 1 x Days role, permanent – 20.5 hours per week
Job reference number: REC#31516
Salary: £24,993 - £27,214 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
Plus additional rate for working nights & Sundays

Do you want to make a difference to someone's life? Do you have the enthusiasm and passion to enhance the lives of the individuals we support? Are you flexible, sensitive, and able to use your own initiative?

Our enthusiastic and experienced team are looking for a part-time, permanent Senior Support worker (days).

About us:

Pershore Short Breaks is a service that offers respite to individuals who have a learning and physical disabilities. We are regulated and inspected by CQC from whom we currently have a rating of “Good”. We provide a range of support and assistance with personal care to general day to day support with all activities of daily living, emotional, psychological, practical, and social support with the aim of meeting the individual’s chosen outcomes and promoting their independence.

About you:

You will have knowledge of care standards, CQC regulations and be able to promote person centred practise, choice dignity and respect. You will be an assertive and inspiring individual able to lead a team of support staff in ensuring these values are promoted and met. You will have a good understanding of adult safeguarding procedures, mental capacity and Deprivation of Liberty.

You will be experienced in leading and supporting staff, identifying staff motivations and managing conflict. You will be able to organise people, workloads and prioritise. You will be able to carry out effective supervision and always ensure agreed ways of working are met. You will support the management team in maintaining delivering a high- quality service and maintain the running of the service in their absence.

You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, complete records to a detailed and accurate standard. You will communicate effectively with the Exmoor team and wider multidisciplinary teams. If this and the above sounds just like you, then get in touch.



In return, you can look forward to:

  • Great holiday entitlement. As well as bank holidays, you'll get 25 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 30 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 25 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 30 days.
  • Brilliant pension scheme. The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • We also have a generous relocation package for those individuals looking to move from further afield. **

further information: 

For further information or just a chat about the role please contact Joy Townend 01386 552978. Or Jon Mcleary on 01905 643481


Please complete the attached application form or send your CV & written personal statement  to 

Please write your application with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification.

Interview date: The manager will review applications weekly, and invite after this. 

** Relocation - T&Cs apply

Supporting Documents for Adults: Senior Support Worker (Pershore Short Breaks)


The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

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Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

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