Team: Social Care Health and Housing – Adult Social Care
Job Family: CBG5 Supporting
Salary: £18,795 – £19,171 per annum pro rata
Hours: Part time, 35 hours a week
Base Location: Houghton Regis Day Centre Older People’s Day Centre
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 20th September2020
Interview Date: 1st October 2020
More about the role:
Our ambition is to give everyone in Central Bedfordshire a reliable support network and to encourage independency. These are integral roles where you’ll motivate communities and offer people the opportunity to interact and socialise with others. Share our vision and we will give you the tools to find your own greatness.
At Houghton Regis Day Centre every day is different, every person has their own unique story. You will help us achieve our goals by meeting our customers physical and emotional needs. With a self-motivated and co-productive attitude, you will provide an enjoyable day at the day centre for customers with various levels of need. You will be a wealth of support to enable people to lead independent lives.
Your main tasks will be to Deputise for the Unit Supervisor of the service if they are unavailable. You will be responsible for the day to running of the service, ensuring the care and support staff promote the independence and wellbeing of the vulnerable individuals. Along with the Unit Supervisor, you will ensure all customers are assessed for their care and have person centred plans of care and support put in place when they join the service. You will ensure the service runs in line with regulatory authorities such as CQC, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Environmental Health. You will ensure that customers have as much choice and control in their lives as possible.
To apply for this role, you would need to hold an NVQ / QCF level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent and be prepared to work towards a higher-level qualification. You will have significant experience and knowledge of the care needs of vulnerable older people living with difficulties such as physical disability / frailty and or Dementia. You will be able to demonstrate your professional leadership and management skills and have experience of line managing a team of support staff. You will become part of a wider team of people, all working towards the same goal – to provide an excellent service to the people in our care.
If you are the right person for us you will have the benefit of a generous rewards package, such as annual leave, an employee assistance programme, access to IT equipment, discounts in the local community and the opportunity to complete further training and develop your career in the social care field.
Part of our vision in the Care and Support services is to be there for you. We will recognise you as an individual personality with your own uniqueness, character and life experiences. We will be there for you, to promote and celebrate your continued successes.
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: Senior Care Assistant Recruitment Pack
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: email@example.com or on 0300 300 5512
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.
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