Community Support Worker - Wake & Watch

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Community Support Worker
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210003QP Requisition #

| Salary £18562 - £18933 per annum (pro rata) | Permanent, Part Time, 20 hours per week |

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 the short breaks service 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 always.

We are recruiting 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 9.30pm until 7.30am 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 Katie Johnstone or Luke Robinson on 01772 539166/539495.

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 to meet their day to day needs.

To work in accordance with relevant national legislation and service specific policies and practice guidelines always.

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 DBS check required for this post is provided free of charge.

 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 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 license 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 a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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