Support Assistants

Gosford Community Hub
£17,173 - £18,870 pro rata per annum
04 Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Not everyone communicates with words- can you understand me by reading my eyes, my face, my smile?

Gosford Community Hub is a day opportunity for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs. We are looking for 2 support assistants who are self motivated, compassionate and have an empathetic nature. Will you strive to get the most out of people and work tirelessly to bring fun to our service users all day ,in the centre and out in the community.

You will be committed to:
• Achieving meaningful and memorable days for our service users.
• Ensuring all support needs are met throughout the day.
• Creating opportunity and choice with dignity and respect.

You’ll need:
• Patience and persitance to find ways to communicate effectively with service users.
• A willingness to work alone with service users as well as with colleagues.
• Ability to carry out assessed manual handling, including hoisting and pushing wheelchairs.

(2 x up to 30 hours permanent)

(2x temporary 3 months 16 hours and up to 30 hours)

Working Pattern

Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:45 and 3:15 (hours may vary dependent on the post chosen)

Interview Date

Tuesday 9th October and Wednesday 11th October


In return, we can offer 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.

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

More searches like this