Team: Urgent Homecare Falls Response Service
Job Family: Supporting - CBG5
Salary: £18,795 - £19,171 per annum pro rata, plus unsociable hours premium
Hours: 2 x positions available - 1 x 24.94 hours per week and 1 x 28.44 hours per week
Base Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: 7th June 2020
Interview Date: 12th June 2020
More about the role:
Our Urgent Homecare Falls Response Service put residents at the heart of everything we do. Become an Urgent Response Worker, and you’ll find your greatness by helping those who need urgent intervention following a fall or sudden decline in health.
For this invaluable role, you’ll step in at just the right moment and provide warm support when people feel most vulnerable. That means you’ll be there for them every step of the way, from helping to prepare meals and doing household shopping, to more physical care - including 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. You will be trained as a Trusted Accessor to enable you to assess and prescribe equipment to people who have had a fall.
To join us, you’ll ideally need an NVQ Level 2 in Care (or equivalent qualifications or experience), and are comfortable working alone without supervision. Ultimately, you’ll be a natural people-person and enjoy helping others. This is a fulfilling, rewarding career that’ll see you become a lifeline for those you look after.
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, you can give us a call on the below number, and we’ll tell you the ins and outs of being an Urgent Response Worker with us.
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: Response Worker Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Shawez Khwaja at Shawez.Khwaja@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 6229
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at Recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
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
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.