Hackney Council is looking for Support Workers to help bring adult social care into the heart of our community. As a Support Worker at Oswald Street, you will have an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative service.
Oswald Street, our day service facility, opened in September 2018. This service offers a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting vulnerable adults. Our service users have a range of complex needs such dementia, autism and learning disabilities.
The people who rely on this service have been involved in the building’s development from the outset. Helping design and name it, having their say on the facilities needed and giving their views on the overall look and feel of the place. The Centre team will mostly work Monday to Friday, although may have some planned out of hours work from time to time with occasional planned weekend or evening work.
Hackney Council’s Adult Services are pioneers in bringing together health care with support. Our focus is on creating resilient teams able to meet new challenges, while keeping those who rely on us at the heart of our work.
Day-to-day you will be working with adults with a variety of complex needs. You will enable them to engage in a range of activities in line with their support plan while respecting their right to choice, their dignity and privacy.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a range of skills, which include providing activities in the centre and wider community. Part of the role is to escort service users to and from the centre and local and out of borough activities on the council provided transport and public transport.
We are looking for people who are passionate about this work and excited by the opportunity to bring their creative ideas to the service. We need people with experience working with adults with complex needs in a social care environment. This involves supporting service users to attend activities provided and empowering them in doing.
This post is career graded post ranging from Scale 3-5 to come into this role you will need minimum Diploma/NVQ Level 2 equivalent in Health & Social.
For scale 3, in addition to having a Diploma/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Health & Social, you will have experience of supporting service users in activities and assessing risks associated with this. You will also have experience of assisting service users with activities of daily living.
For scale 4, you will be working towards completion of a Diploma/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Health & Social Care or a willingness to work towards this. You will have the experience above, as well as create group work and one to one activity plans and experience of carrying out reviews and assessments under supervision.
For scale 5, you will have a Diploma/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Health & Social Care. You will have all the experiences above. In addition, you will have experience of promoting activities and services by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating activities with service users.
All applicants need to meet the criteria for the scales listed above
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. CV’s or personal statements will not be considered.
If you are successful, you will be asked to present your original Certificate of Professional Competence.
For regulatory requirements, please provide your full employment history, including an explanation for any gaps of employment on the online application form. If this is not provided at application stage, unfortunately your application will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 01 April 2020
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 27 April 2020 & Monday 04 May 2020
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Expiration Date: 01/04/2020