About the role
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and enthusiastic Senior Support Worker, working 33.5 hours per week, supporting older people at Larkfield Resource Centre in Ely. This position will involve supporting the Team Leader, line managing a team of Support Workers, and enabling older people to access activities in the community and in the day service.
We are looking for a person who is interested and skilled in creating and leading activities such as craft, gardening, cooking and music, as well as supporting service users to access community resources, for example, swimming and the library.
For more information, or to chat about this opportunity, please contact Donna at Larkfield on 01353 612929 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
What will you be doing?
To enable older people to live as independently as possible, and to enjoy lifestyles as close to those enjoyed by other members of the community. To support and empower older people to enhance the quality of their life, maximise potential and to continue to promote and develop independence skills.
To work within Mental Capacity legislation and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and have the ability to apply legislation within your area of responsibility.
You will support the Team Leader and line manage a team of Support Workers providing support, training and supervision.
You will have a Level 3 qualification or above, in Health and Social (or equivalent), or be able and willing to work towards this at the earliest opportunity.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off. We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered. We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.
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