Team: Adult Social Care - Care and Support
Family: CBG7 Supporting
Location: Linsell House, Dunstable
Salary: £21,589 to £23,836 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 28th October 2019
Telephone Interview: W/C 4th November 2019
Interview Date: W/C 11th November 2019
More about the role:
In Adult Social Care, we want every person in Central Bedfordshire to have responsive, customer-focused care and support – making this a great place to live and work. With this in mind we are looking for a Day Support Worker to join our team to support adults with profound learning disabilities. You must have experience of working with people with learning disabilities. You will be working closely with the management/staff team to provide a high quality person centred approach whilst working as part of a team.
Our team at Linsell House are passionate about supporting service users to gain a full enriching life so our service users can fully participate in their home and surrounding community.
We are looking for a motivated and creative individual to develop and lead our day provision at Linsell House. You will be responsible for developing and implementing day activity plans/sessions with the support of the staff team. You will need to keep detailed records of daily activity sessions based on Individuals responses so that these can be used to improve the daily opportunities for the people we support. You will also need to be competent in completing Risk Assessments to ensure safety of Individuals.
You will plan and lead weekly day activity schedules that are creative and inclusive, fulfilling the needs of the people regardless of disability, racial/cultural origin or gender.
You must be confident in your ability to provide high standards of care and have excellent observational and communication skills using both verbal and non-verbal approaches
that will empower customers to make choices about how they live their life. It is essential that you have a passion and understanding for working with adults with profound learning disabilities and the ability to push boundaries to support our service users to have an enriched life.
We are situated in Dunstable, a town in Central Bedfordshire with good transport links providing easy access to the A5, M1 and train links. Only 15/30 minutes travelling time from Luton, Stevenage, Flitwick, Bedford and Milton Keynes, we are ideally situated if you are looking to commute.
This is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference to someone's life whilst developing your career in a organisation that can offer support, training and progression.
•NVQ Level 3 in Social Care (England) qualified or working towards
•Good communication and listening skills
•Demonstrates a caring nature
•Excellent organisational skills
•Recognises cultural diversity
•Good team player
•Track record of showing initiative and sharing ideas
•Experienced in being positive and consistent
•Accurate record keeper
•Sound knowledge of disability
•Takes accountability for own training and continual professional development
•Ability to work within a 24/7 operation
•Good I.T skills
As part of your application please upload a supporting statement detailing how you fit the essential/desirable criteria of this role.
Join us, and you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive environment and you can expect to be valued for your positive and dynamic style. Even better, you’ll find your greatness as you see our service users receive the best possible service.
Bring your skills to our team and you’ll enjoy our benefits package, plus the support to achieve a relevant qualification and continual training and professional development. You’ll also get the chance to find your greatness by giving people a brighter future.
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: Day Support Worker Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Mark Edmunds at Mark.Edmunds@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 4506
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx