Community Support Worker

Community Support Worker
2100033F Requisition #

| Salary £18,933-£19,698 per annum | Fixed Term, Part Time, until 31/03/2023, 20 hours per week | Hyndburn and Ribble Valley District Adult Disability Short Break Service- Clitheroe | Pro Rata


Community Support Worker


Location: Clitheroe and Accrington (Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Short Break Service)

The service will be moving to a new location in GT Harwood Spring 2022.

Working Hours: Flexible rota to meet people's needs.


Grade 4 £18,993 - £19,698 per annum (£9.81 - £10.21 per hour) plus enhancements for weekend work, shift work (assessed) and sleep in shifts as relevant (max £14.60 at weekends)


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.

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.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicants will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and government legislation mandates you will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 from the 11 November 2021.

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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