About the role
Alder Close Supported Living & Respite is based in the town of March and Supports tenants in a range of bungalows and houses at Alder Close and Cornmill, March.
The role of Support Worker is to enable adults with a disability to live as independently as possible and to enjoy lifestyles as close to those enjoyed by other members of the community.
We support and empower individuals to enhance the quality of their life, maximise potential and to continue to promote and develop independence skills within their home or whilst staying at Respite.
What will you be doing?
You will report to the Senior Support worker and work in a small team to provide practical support, you will build on their existing skills and abilities whilst respecting their individual needs and choices.
This includes supporting with personal care where needed, cleaning, shopping, and accessing community activities and opportunities. The role will involve administration of medication.
You will be using IT to update documents such as support plans, risk assessments and will have a good working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and assessments of capacity.
The shifts are on a 4-week rota which could be subject to change to meet service need. These will be during the week, at weekends or Bank Holidays (between 8am- 10pm.), additional enhancements are paid for weekends and Bank Holidays. You will be required to work two weekend shifts, twice a month and complete a sleep in shift. We have 22 hour and 28 hour vacancies left.
The starting pay for the posts is £11.18 per hour with enhancements for Sat £16.78, Sun £19.92 and bank holidays £22.38
You will be completing a comprehensive training program and benefit from excellent career development opportunities as well as being part of a supportive team committed to delivering an excellent service for adults with disabilities.
You will need to have a proficient level of written and spoken English for the purposes of case recording and to enable you to work towards a qualification in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold this qualification.
As a Support Worker, you will not need to have experience of supporting a person with a disability as training will be provided for the right candidate.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as IT skills are required.
Also, an ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion, Mental Capacity Act as well as the need for safety and confidentiality in the role.
If you have any questions about the role please contact Kirsty Miller (March) 01354 750433.
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!
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
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We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
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