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Senior Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for 3 aspiring Senior Support Workers to support our existing team and further develop within St Luke's either within the Respite or supported living service.

Driving high performance in recruitment and retention of support staff and high-quality practice, this is a position where you can be extremely innovative and creative and work closely in partnership with the workforce. Taking forward new ideas and continually developing the service.

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Support Worker, this role is pivotal to support our strong team to achieve positive outcomes for the people we support. The successful candidate will be required to provide direct line management to a small team of support workers and work within our Respite or supported living service with the guidance of the Registered Manager and Operational Manager.

About you

Are you a strong and dynamic leader wanting to inspire and motivate others to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of our services?

Do you have the desire to progress services to achieve the best outcomes for adults with learning disabilities, whilst also developing staff to be motivated and want to achieve high standards of care and support.

This is a great career opportunity for an experienced manager with a good understanding of and background in Adult Social care.

You can think strategically, identify ongoing improvements and implement changes across several teams and drive and sustain high performance across a diverse service. The successful candidate will need a good knowledge and understanding of the relevant legislation and guidance which governs Adult Social care and Care Quality Commission.

Possessing strong management and coaching skills, you will thrive in an environment where you are able to use your creative talents and make a genuine difference to service delivery and the workforce. We are looking for someone wanting to make a difference, working with skilled, knowledgeable, passionate and responsive colleagues within Adult Social Care and with partner agencies.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!  

For more information please contact Abigail Westwood, Registered Manager, Supported Living or Lucy Batty, Registered Manager – Respite on 01480 456941 email or for an informal chat.

Our benefits

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

About us

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.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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