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Support Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10316
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 15:15 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 08/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: various available hours per week, 0 - 37
  • Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Support Officer

Team: The Supported Living Service – Adult Social Care.

Job Family: Supporting - CBG6

Salary: £20,092 to £21,748 equivalent of £10.42 per hour. This is enhanced when working unsocial hours: after 8pm £13.85 per hour, Saturday/Sunday £15.63 per hour and Bank Holidays £20.84 per hour.

Hours: Full Time, Part Time, and Flexible Relief Roles available

Contract: Permanent and Relief available

Location: Walkers Close, Shefford

Closing Date: 8th December 2021

More about the role:

The Central Bedfordshire Council Supported Living Service has three locations in Houghton Regis, Sandy and Shefford. The service supports people with a learning disability and some with complex needs, to live in their own homes. The services have been rated 'Good' by Care Quality Commission and we wish to recruit staff who have the ability and the desire to support the service to keep to those standards and to move the service forward.

As a Support Officer you will work in partnership with customers to maximise their independence and support them to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Your main task will be to work directly with customers following their care and support plans providing physical, social, and emotional support. Your other key responsibilities will include the administration of medication, financial management and personal care.

You will use your organisational skills to facilitate the day-to-day planning of a busy service and have excellent communication and recording skills. You will work as part of a wider team, and you will take on responsibility as a key worker for ensuring that care plans and risk assessments are up to date and attend professional meetings for individuals you key work. It is a rewarding role watching our customers develop and finding their greatness and through supporting them you could find yours.

The role of a Support Officer is to work in partnership with customers through person centred approaches in line with their agreed individual support plan to enable them to realise their full potential through training and support.

Day to day you will support customers with a range of needs and activities. You will work on a rota basis which includes alternate weekends.

Who are we looking for?

To join us you must have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and hold a NVQ2 or equivalent qualification. You will be a positive practical person who is flexible. You will be people focussed, with an ability to build professional relationships. You will need to have the ability to write clear reports and use your own initiative.

Join us and take advantage of our rewards package and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Support Officer Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Stephen Fish, Assistant Manager for Shefford on 0300 300 4291 or 

For queries related to the recruitment of this position, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.