Casual Community Support Worker

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Community Support Worker
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210003N3 Requisition #

| Salary £9.62 per hour | Casual hours per week | Fylde And Wyre Adult Disability District Short Break Service - Fleetwood |                                

 

Location:   Fylde And Wyre Short Breaks Services Larkholme Ave, Fleetwood FY7 7PN

 

About the role

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who have a disability? We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, flexible people who would enjoy supporting adults with disabilities to live the lives they want.

 The Service supports people with learning and physical disabilities in the Short Breaks Service (respite) over 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The role involves evening and weekend work including sleep-in duties as required.

 The support worker role involves all aspects of daily support, including supporting adults with activities, personal care, medication, and finances. Ensuring people's needs are met in terms of health and positive outcomes. Providing an environment guests feel they have had a Holiday and leave with a smile. The duties are varied, and no two days will be the same. You will be joining a supportive and knowledgeable team that create a fun environment for guests staying with high standards.

 

Our main priority for this job role is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes that match our own! We are seeking to recruit some great new support workers; people with the right values and behaviours to work in our respite service - could this be you?

  • A commitment to quality and being the best, we can.
  • Treating the people, we support with compassion.
  • Showing dignity and respect to the people you will work with.
  • Having trust and respect for all members of our team.

 

Are you studying in health care? Do you want a change in career? Do you want work life balance? Do you want a career making a difference?

 

Interested? We welcome contact from you for an informal discussion if you require further information about the role or what the service provides. Please contact Registered manager Louise Anderson, Team manager Jeanette Hulme, or Business support officer Sharon Law on (01253) 897290

 

Key Accountabilities

To support people with disabilities, including individuals with profound and complex needs, using person centred approaches to enable people to achieve positive outcomes as defined in their support plan.

 

To support people with dignity and respect in order to meet their day to day needs, including personal care supports.

 

To support individuals to access a range of opportunities and experiences, either at short breaks or in a community setting, including for example swimming, walking, bowling, dancing, shopping etc.

 

To work in accordance with relevant national legislation and service specific policies and practice guidelines at all times.

 

Skills and Experience

Experience of working with adults who have a learning disability is desirable but not essential as you will be given the necessary support and training to undertake this role.

 

Applicants who do not hold NVQ Level 3 at the time of appointment will be required to complete QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care* within the first 2 years of employment (where applicable).

 

All new starters will be supported to complete the Care Certificate.

*Please note this training will be funded by the Service.

 

Please see Role Profile for more details of required skills and experience.

 

Other

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

 

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

 

All training is provided and funded by Lancashire County Council.

 

Additional payments for sleep ins duties as required.

 

Initial annual leave entitlement is 25 days a year (5 weeks) plus days in lieu for bank holidays. After 5 years of service annual leave entitlement increases to an extra 6 days totalling 31 days.

 

If the position is part time, please note the salary quoted above is the full time equivalent, the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis.

 

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

 

Business continuity of providing a safe well led service. Currently understaffed to meet support requirements. vacant post and service hours checked.

 

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

  

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

 

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

 

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