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Response Worker
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/10503
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 10:16 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 10:16 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 per annum pro rata, plus unsociable hours premium
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire

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Response Worker

Team: Support Worker / Carer - Urgent Homecare Falls Response Service (Reablement Service ) 

Job Family: Supporting - CBG5

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 per annum pro rata, plus unsociable hours premium

Hours: 24.94 hours per week 

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 31 January 2021

Interview Date: Applications will be reviewed on receipt, interviews arranged as required. 


More about the role:

The Staff in Our Urgent Homecare Falls Response Service provide support to people living in their own homes who have experienced a fall. Become an Urgent Response Worker, and you’ll find your greatness by helping those who need support following a fall or sudden decline in health.

You will need to be comfortable taking the initiative as you will often be supporting people in their own homes and will be responding to their personal needs. For this invaluable role, you’ll step in at just the right moment and provide warm support when people feel most vulnerable you will put their needs at the heart of everything they do. That means you’ll be there for them every step of the way, from helping to prepare meals and doing household shopping, to more providing personal care including support a person with their dressing, bathing, or taking medicines. And when you believe more specific help is required, you’ll liaise with social workers or other professionals to ensure our residents receive the very best service. 

To join us, you’ll be a self-starter, passionate about supporting people to live the best life they can, you will enjoy working as a team and you will be comfortable working without supervision. Whilst no qualifications are required as training will be provided an NVQ Level 2 in Care (or equivalent qualifications or experience) would be useful. This is a fulfilling, rewarding career that’ll see you become a lifeline for those you support. You will be required to work to a four-week rota to include AM shifts (7am to 2pm) and PM shifts (1.45pm to 10pm).  Alternate weekend working is also required. You will need to have a full driving licence. A vehicle is provided whilst on duty.  A driving assessment will take place as part of the interview process.

To find out more, please give us a call on the below number, and we’ll tell you more about being a Support Worker in the Urgent Homecare Falls Response Service. 

Please note that if you already work in another health and social care setting (e.g. another care home, home care provider or hospital ward) and intend to remain in that job, we will be unable to offer you a post with us at the moment. This is due to Public Health England guidance that advises care staff should not move between facilities due to the risk of transferring coronavirus.”

Due to the Pandemic CBC Reablement service has actively needed to respond to the pressures and this has resulted in the service supporting Customers on Discharge to assess model with Reablement Ethos.

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'.

Our Aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We are happy to discuss location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

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: Response Worker Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jane Cruse at or call 0300 300 4315

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


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.