Senior Support Assistant

Brandon Wood Farm (City Wide)
£21,074 - £26,470 pro rata per annum
01 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
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Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

The role

Line manage and supervise Support Assistants as appropriate, both formally and on a day to day basis, ensuring that all service users’ needs are being met to support their individual outcomes.

Provide a quality service by promoting the physical (including the administration of medication), emotional, social and intellectual well being of each service user.

Ensure that Health and Safety requirements are adhered to with due regard to service users, staff and all persons using Brandon Wood Farm.

About us

Brandon Wood Farm is a day opportunity located on the border of Coventry and Warwickshire. We have a small number of large and small breed animals that service users are supported to care for each day. The farm also has a number of gardened areas that service users tend and grow vegetables, fruits and plants. We support people that may not be able to access community activities due to their complex needs and behaviours that challenge. Due to our unique setting we are able to provide the space and tranquillity to people who are sensitive to sensory overload.

Coventry City Council provides it staff with quality training and qualifications to enable you to carry out your role effectively and inline with it’s policies and procedures.

You’ll need:

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual with an NVQ level 3 or a Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent or willingness to work towards.

The successful person should be able to work as part of the management team, using own initiative and respond flexibly to the needs of service users.

You will be able to use different electronic programs and a willingness to learn new programs to support you within your role.

Within the role you must be able to demonstrate a positive attitude to service users' rights, choice and dignity. You will have the ability to assess service user needs, record and maintain records both paper and electronic and monitor accordingly. Able to communicate and liaise with service users, relatives and with other professionals, on a day to day basis

Working Pattern
22 hours per week covering 3 days to be confirmed

Interview Date
Thursday 18/10 Thursday 25/10 2018

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

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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