Casual Community Support Worker

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Full Time
  • Preston
Lancashire County Council

Job Description

| Salary £9.62 per Hour | Casual hours per week | Fylde District Adult Disability Domiciliary Service |

About the Role

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who have a disability? We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, flexible people who would enjoy supporting adults with disabilities to live the lives they want.

The Service supports people with learning disabilities in their own homes over 24 hours.

The support worker role involves all aspects of daily support, including supporting people to access activities and experiences in their local community, personal care, support with managing finance, administering medication and ensuring people's needs are met in terms of health and positive outcomes.

The successful applicant will value others and have a person centred approach supporting people with dignity and respect.

For further information and informal discussion please contact the service manager Lucy Henderson or on call duty manager on 01772 535119.

To apply visithttps://jobs.lancashire.gov.uk

Key Accountabilities

To support people with disabilities, including individuals with profound and complex needs, using person centred approaches to enable people to achieve positive outcomes as defined in their support plan.

To support people with dignity and respect in order to meet their day to day needs, including personal care supports.

To support individuals to access a range of opportunities and experiences, either from their own home or in a community setting, including for example swimming, walking, bowling, dancing, shopping etc.

To work in accordance with relevant national legislation and service specific policies and practice guidelines at all times.

Skills and Experience

Experience of working with adults who have a learning disability is desirable but not essential as you will be given the necessary support and training to undertake this role.

Applicants who do not hold NVQ Level 3 at the time of appointment will be required to complete QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care* within the first 2 years of employment (where applicable)

*Please note this training will be funded by the Service.

Please see Role Profile for more details of required skills and experience

Other

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

Lancashire County Council is currently undergoing an organisational-wide transformation. All posts within the council are being reviewed as part of this organisational change. Further details will be provided at interview about the transformation and how the changes will affect you if you are successful in your application for employment.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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