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Support Worker

About the role

Huntingdon Day Services is a group of 3 day centres for Adults with a Learning Disabilities in and around the Huntingdon area. Huntingdon Day Centre is the main service based near Huntingdon town centre with CATS & Shortsands being satellite day services in St Ives and St Neots.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and enthusiastic Support Workers who will be based in Huntingdon. These positions will involve supporting adults with learning disabilities during the day, Monday - Friday, in the community and in the day service.

We are looking for staff who are interested and skilled in running activities such as exercises, craft, gardening, cooking and music, as well as supporting service users to access community resources.

For more information, or to chat about this opportunity, please contact Karen Hubbard on 001480 377 699 or HCC@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

What will you be doing?

Support Workers will assist service users with all aspects of their care, with an emphasis on providing activities and empowering them to maintain their independence and well-being. A good understanding of equal opportunities, person centred approach and diversity are all essential.

About you

Support Workers will be in regular contact with service users, families, carers, other professionals, and partner agencies; therefore, the role will require you to have excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with a sensitive and professional approach.

In return we offer excellent training and the opportunity to be part of a supportive team committed to delivering excellent services for people in the Huntingdon area.

Unfortunately we can't offer sponsorship for this vacancy with it being part time.

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications regularly. 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! 

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

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. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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