Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 21 June 2024
Salary: £23,151 to £23,893 per year, pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 July 2024
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: Cheshire West and Chester
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: W3451

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Within the Vivo service we provide high-quality, person-centred care to adults with learning disabilities, autism, dementia and the elderly. But for us it’s more than that. We change and enhance lives every day through the work we do in our day and respite services and in people’s own homes. We do this by maximising their social, emotional, and physical independence to the absolute maximum while promoting independence, choice and control.

Where our vacancy is:

We have a casual vacancy in our ALD Service in Chester. Working as part of a team to provide personalised care and support by following individual care plans and risk assessments so that service users are safeguarded.

Caring for and supporting service users by following care plans and risk assessments so their physical, emotional and mental health needs are met, and they meet their full potential and independence.
Keep full, accurate and up-to-date records including risk assessments, care and support plans for service users and daily record of events while on duty.
Support service users to manage their own emotions and behaviours and where possible to encourage and help them to do things for themselves e.g. dressing, washing, eating, socialising and managing their finances.
Administer or support with medications.
Assist service users with advice and support to help them manage their finances a well as providing support around the maintenance of their homes.
Act as Key Worker using a person-centred approach complete monthly reviews of risk assessments, care and support plans and contribute to six monthly reviews.
In line with care plans assist with risk assessments for events/access to the community for service users individually or in groups e.g., leisure facilities, libraries. Support service users with activities taking part where necessary e.g. shopping, days out, swimming.
Build links within the community so service users can access facilities and services e.g. social, leisure, employment and education.
Safeguard service users at all times taking necessary actions immediately and reporting any concerns or issues to management.
Work positively with managers, colleagues and others e.g. social workers and health professionals to fully support service users. And encouraging feedback so we improve the care and support we give.
Salary: £23,151 - £23,893 per year (up to: £12.38 day, £15.48 night/weekend, £18.57 bank holiday)

This vacancy is a 0hr contract (Casual/Relief staff)

We are looking for someone who

Shares our values
Has a commitment to people with dementia, learning and other disabilities
Has the ability to learn and develop skills and a commitment to gaining level 2 QCF/NVQ in Social Care (or who already has it)
Willing to undertake personal care and able to undertake manual handing tasks
Able to support people in the community e.g. shopping, swimming, clubs and activities
Reliable, flexible and a team player
And in return

The benefits of working for the Council go well beyond making a difference to people’s lives, as well as working within a supportive environment with people who share your values you will have access to a huge range of benefits including discounts on:

High street and supermarket shopping
Gym membership
Days out
Childcare vouchers
Cash back scheme on any medical treatment that you may require via Medicash
Car lease scheme (Brand new fully maintained and insured car for 3 years in return for a fixed monthly payment via salary sacrifice)
Cycle Scheme (Save up to £320 on the cost of a brand-new bike and equipment)
We also offer:

Competitive salary
A generous holiday allowance starting at 26 days pro rata (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service to 31 days
An excellent career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 22.3%. (Employer contributions elsewhere are typically 3%)
Opportunity to do additional shifts
A full induction programme and fully funded ongoing training and support from your very first day
Supported to achieve QCF level 2 Social Care qualification
The opportunity to develop your skills and career
Rewards and Recognition for going above and beyond such as additional annual leave and shopping vouchers
Supportive team
Wide variety of working patterns
Opportunity to purchase up to 10 days additional annual leave
Free DBS checks
Lifestyle Support - our employee assistance programme, which offers free 24/7 confidential assistance, practical information and emotional support.
Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people and places a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable the employee to undertake the work. People with disabilities are defined as individuals who have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. If you consider yourself to be disabled under this definition, please indicate this on your application. The Council is a Disability Confident employer and will interview all applicants who disclose they have a disability if they meet the essential criteria for the job. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of the recruitment process, please contact recruitment.

The Council is an Equal Opportunity / Employer and Equal Opportunity Provider. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, trade union activity, age, social or economic status, political beliefs, or will be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be justified. The Council is deeply dedicated to diversity in the workplace.

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A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident.

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