Community Support Worker - Wake & Watch

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Community Support Worker
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210003LD Requisition #

| Salary £18,562-£18,933 per annum | Permanent, Part Time, 23.33 hours per week | Wyre District Adult Disability Domiciliary Service | Pro Rata

 

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/ physical disabilities in their own homes over 24hrs.

The Wake and Watch support worker role involves all aspects of support, including providing 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 at all times.

We are recruiting a permanent part time Wake and Watch staff to provide overnight support for individuals who have learning disabilities and complex behaviour needs. Usual working hours will be 10pm until 8am and the role will include implementing the individual's night time support plan and other agreed activities. Successful candidates will be expected to be available to undertake training and team events, including probation, supervision and team meetings, during daytime working hours, for which payment is made.

You will be given a thorough induction to the role and be well supported by an experienced management team.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Robert Kyle or the Team Managers on 01253 897285

 

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

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. Care Certificate training is also provided . Please note all training will be funded by the Service.

 

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here

 

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 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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