Salary - £19,312 to £21,748 per year
1 x Full-time post – 37 hours per week – shift work
6 Months - Fixed Term Contract
We are a Respite Care Team whose aims are to provide high quality support to adults with complex learning disabilities regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.
The Respite Care Team provides clients with opportunities to develop independence, build positive relationships & be empowered to make informed choices, within a person-centred approach.
We are looking for a dynamic & innovative person to join our existing experienced & skilled staff team. You will provide waking night cover doubled up with a sleeping-in member of staff to provide support to the individuals who access the service, you will be required to provide personal care support, administration of medication, manual handling and close monitoring of individuals health and wellbeing during the night etc. The successful candidate will have experience in working in care or support the service. They will treat our clients with dignity & respect whilst meeting their individual care needs, including support with personal care.
In addition to the above, the successful candidate will have the ability to assess risk & plan strategies to minimise & manage these. You will also be committed to working shift patterns, including, weekends, a typical shift pattern will be a 9pm start finishing at 7.30am the following day.
Enhanced DBS check will be required.
You will be able to demonstrate:
- Good general education, to include good literacy skills
- NVQ3/QCF Level 3 Diploma in Care and Promoting Independence or commitment to achieving this
- Able to relate to service users and meet their needs, with a sense of understanding, patience, respect and dignity
- Ability to assess risk and plan strategies to minimise and manage these
- Ability to accurately maintain and review individual client files
- Ability to undertake manual handling tasks
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as on own initiative (there may be occasions where lone working may be applicable)
- Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally
- Ability to be self-motivate
- Basic Microsoft IT skills, ability to read/check emails etc.
Progression through the full salary range is dependent on attaining the relevant QCF qualification. You will also demonstrate a commitment to anti oppressive practice along with a flexible attitude to travelling around and working in the local area
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that, working in our friendly and collaborative environment.
A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including;
- Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
- A wide range of flexible working opportunities
- Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
- Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS)
For an informal discussion about the Support Worker post, please contact Rachel Jerrard on 07834 964 762 – firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Rumbol on 07973 793 837 – email@example.com or Dominic Ruskin on 07973 793 843 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: Sunday 8th November 2020
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.