Community Support Worker
1900003T Requisition #
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| Starting Salary £8.75 | Casual hours I

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 services we provide include:

Domiciliary Service - supports people with learning disabilities in their own homes over 24 hours. Supports are also offered in social, leisure, education and other community-based activities

Day Service - provides day time supports for people with learning disabilities in social, leisure, education and centre-based activities

Short Breaks Service - provides short breaks for people with learning disabilities in purpose built accommodation. Supports are also offered in social, leisure, education and other community-based activities

IMPORTANT: Please indicate in the application which of the above services (Domiciliary, Day and/or Short Breaks) you are interested in.

The support worker role involves all aspects of daily support, including supporting people to access activities and experiences in their local community, personal care, support with managing finance, administering medication and ensuring people's needs are met in terms of health and positive outcomes

The successful applicant will value others and have a person centred approach supporting people with dignity and respect

For further information and informal discussion please see Additional Info attachment.

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 from their own home 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.

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


Location: Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and West Lancs (Skelmersdale and Ormskirk).

For an informal discussion contact, please refer to the "Role Profile" attachment.

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.

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