Support Assistant

City Wide
£9.55 per hour
05 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Shift work

We are currently seeking to appoint a number of relief 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 wellbeing of each individual.

All these roles are on a casual contract and will be based in a Housing with Care unit in either Keresley, Earlsdon, Allesley, Willenhall or Cheylesmore.

Applicants will need to be able to work towards the Care Certificate have organisational skills to ensure designated tasks are undertaken in an efficient and effective manner.  Training will be provided to enhance your development.

You will need to ensure the rights of the tenant are upheld and promoted at all times, assuring the principles of choice, dignity, respect, privacy, empowerment and fulfilment. 

All duties and responsibilities must be carried out with due regard to the City Council's Health and Safety Policy, corporate data protection guidelines and equal opportunities policy.

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.

Working hours between 7am-10pm Monday -Sunday.

Working Hours:  Casual - as and when needed.

Interview Date:  08/10/2019


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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