Support Worker
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: ACS/21/143638
  • Published: Thu 18/02/2021, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watford , Hertfordshire

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Support Worker

Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Cassio Metro, Venice Avenue, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 7BS
Salary: £19,312 - £20,903 (£10.01 - £10.83) plus Market Forces Payment £1300 pro rata (non contractual)* subject to criteria
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent

We are proud of supporting adults with varying disabilities to give them the platform to leading independent lives. We help them to get the most out of life, with day to day activities such as planning meals and finances to accessing community activities and employment, as well as being there to listen. In return, we’ll give you all the training, support and development opportunities you need to make the most of this rewarding role and achieve your individual career goals.

Nearest Bus Stop: Watford Underground Station – 5 min walk W30 & Hagden Lane – 12 min walk -320 Sapphire (Night bus service) Please follow these links for route information: https://bustimes.org/services/w30-watford-business-park-circular & https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/herts-and-essex/services/321---sapphire---watford-to-luton/?direction=outbound#ServiceTimes

Nearest Train Station: Watford Underground Station (Metropolitan Line), 0.3m, 5 min walk. Please follow link for travel information: https://tfl.gov.uk/tube/route/metropolitan

About the job:

  • To support service users, in line with their support plans, including people with complex emotional and physical needs to maximise and maintain their independence.
  • Promote good practice and provide formal supervision in line with the performance Management and Development Scheme to nominated junior staff and give day to day guidance to any junior staff
  • Undertake medication duties, including administration and recording, and where appropriate supervise junior staff in this task
  • To be responsible for co-ordination of service users finances/handling money in line with support plans.
  • Participate in improving the quality of service experienced by the people we support.

About you:  

  • The ability to reflect on your own experiences and practice to build professional relationships with service users, family carers and other agencies in order to understand the needs and rights of disabled adults.
  • Confident in the use of a computer to organise and record information clearly and accurately.
  • Always aware of risks and how they can be minimised ensuring the health and safety of colleagues and the people you support.

What we can offer you:

  • A varied and stimulating range of work and the opportunity to join a highly regarded team committed to continuously improving and delivering exciting innovative opportunities.
  • We are committed to developing and offering ongoing support, including the opportunity to work towards your RQF qualifications.
  • Herts Rewards – giving you great shopping discounts and local offers (e.g. Asda, Sainsburys, New Look, M&S).
  • Incredibly generous Local Government Pension Scheme.

If you would like to arrange a visit or would like an informal chat about the role, please feel free to call Louise Lennon and Karen Sweeney on 01923 481360

Closing date: 28 February 2021
Interview date: w/c 8 March 2021

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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