Support Assistant

Wilfred Spencer Centre
£17,173 - £18,870 per annum pro rata
08 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

We are looking for Support Assistants who can support adults with learning disabilities to plan and enjoy a variety of leisure and learning activities out in the community and in the centre.

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 persistance 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.

Wilfred Spencer Resource Base and Gosford Community Hub are day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Our goal is to provide a high standard of care for everyone who accesses the service promoting dignity, respect and independence at all times. We provide a range of activities which caters for everyone's needs here at the centre and out in the community.

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


Working Hours:  2 x 30 hour post (one at Wilfred Spencer and one at Gosford Community Hub)  1 x 27.5 hour post at Wilfred Spencer (core hours are between 8.30 and 3.30)

Interview Date:  28/01/2019


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

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 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 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.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

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).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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