Community Support Worker

Community Support Worker
200001WE Requisition #

| Salary £18,933-£19,698 per annum | Fixed Term, until 31/01/2021, Part Time 30 hours per week |


West Lancashire Short Break Service is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, flexible staff who would enjoy supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.


Support is required on a 24hr basis working a range of shifts including, evenings, weekends, sleep-in duty and statutory holidays.


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


The role involves supporting people who access Short Breaks with all aspects of daily support, including accessing activities and experiences in the local community, personal care, support with managing finances, administering medication and ensuring individual's needs are met and positive outcomes are achieved.


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 Nichola Fletcher/Becky Halford 01695 651451

Key Accountabilities

To provide support using person centred approaches to enable people to achieve positive outcomes as defined in their support plan.

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

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 and/or mental illness 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 or equivalent at the time of appointment will be given the opportunity to complete QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Please note this training will be funded by the Service

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


This position is part time, please note the salary quoted is the full time equivalent. If successful 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.

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