Community Support Worker
210002T9 Requisition #

| Salary £18,933-£19,698 per annum | Fixed Term,  Part Time, until 31/03/2022, 25 hours per week | Hyndburn and Ribble Valley District Adult Disability Short Break Service- Clitheroe | Pro Rata


Contract Type: Temporary until 31/03/2022 covering for sickness

Schedule Type: 1 x 25 hour post

Working Hours: Flexible rota to meet people needs


Grade 4 £18,426 - £19,717 per annum (£9.55 - £9.94 per hour) plus enhancements for weekend work and sleep in shifts as relevant (max £13.83 at weekends)

Closing Date 03/10/21

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 provides short breaks for people with learning disabilities in purpose built accommodation

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 contact Jayne Driver 01254 220830 or Annette Manville 01200 420430

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.

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

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


Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favorable 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 behavioral 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.

Lancashire County Council is currently undergoing an organisational-wide transformation. All posts within the council are being reviewed as part of this organisational change. Further details will be provided at interview about the transformation and how the changes will affect you if you are successful in your application for employment.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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