Support Assistant

Citywide Locations, COVENTRY
£17,173-£18,870 pro rata depending on hours worked
11 May 2018
30 May 2018
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time temporary
Working Pattern
Part Time

We are currently seeking to appoint a number of support assistants to join our dynamic and forward thinking Housing with Care Team. To provide direct personal care and support to tenants in accordance with their needs and agreed care and support plans, in a dignified and respectful manner ensuring the maximum well-being of each individual. All these roles are on a temporary basis.

Ensuring the rights of the tenant are upheld and promoted at all times, assuring the principles of choice, dignity, respect, privacy, empowerment and fulfilment.

To monitor and review Health & Safety and security to prevent and minimise risk.

You’ll need:
To be able to work towards the Care Certificate.

Organisational skills to ensure designated tasks are undertaken in an efficient and effective manner

To promote the independence of people who use services with the use of Assistive Technology and activities that increase and maintains independence to achieve the tenant's outcomes identified within each care and support plan.

To ensure that people who use services rights are upheld at all times to maximise the choices available by actively involving individuals in the decision-making process about all aspects of the services that they receive.

To ensure that high quality practice and services are provided at all times and that all complaints/comments are properly responded to following Departmental policies and procedures.

To contribute to and promote effective communication using tools and techniques that ensures consistency and continuity between the various shift patterns through the day.

Ensure that corporate, departmental and local policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.

Administer prescribed medication where required

To undertake training and acquire appropriate qualifications, as required by relevant registering bodies and the City Council to enhance and improve personal development.

To be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing including undertaking of report writing on individual people who use services.

Be in attendance and offer assistance to GPs, other professionals and relatives when required

To work on a seven day roling rota to include alternate weekends and bank holidays.

All duties and responsibilities must be carried out with due regard to the City Council's Health and Safety Policy.

Post holders will be accountable for carrying out all duties and responsibilities with due regard to the City Council's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Duties which include processing of any personal data must be undertaken within the corporate data protection guidelines.

About us:
Housing with Care is a domiciliary care service that provides care and support to tenants living in single or double tenancy occupied premises belonging to Whitefriars Housing Group.

Housing with Care adopts the vision that all Adults, are supported to live as independently as possible, to be able to lead fuller lives, promoting choice, control and independence at home.

Personalised care and support is flexible, in order to meet the diverse and changing needs of Adults. Our aim is to provide outcome focused services to achieve, goals and priorities determined by the individual needs.

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Working Pattern
Shift working between the hours of 7am and 10pm undertaking a mix of late and early shifts.

Interview Date
11th June 2018

Equalities Statement
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition..

Key Requirements
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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