Salary: £20,092 - £21,748 Pro Rata Plus laptop & phone
Working Arrangements: Monday to Friday Possible evening and weekend work
Hours per week: 1 x post is 22.5 hours p/w (Permanent) 1 x post is 23 hours p/w (Fixed term until September 2021) 1 x post is 26.5 hours p/w (Fixed term until September 2021) 1 x post is 37 hours p/w (Fixed term until December 2021)
Contract type: 2 x posts are Fixed Term until September 2021 1 x post is Fixed Term until December 2021 & 1 x post is Permanent
The 1 x 37 hour post is suitable for Job Share
The Fixed Term posts are Suitable for Secondment: Employees wishing to be considered for secondment should agree with their head of service before submitting an application form.
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Closing date: 16/04/2021 at 23:59
The successful candidate will be required to speak English to an appropriate standard.
This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check
If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in. If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service. If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.
About the Post:
Our Support workers help to support and improve the lives and wellbeing of the people in Barnsley who have learning disabilities, providing support with daily activities that develop their life skills and integrate people into community life. You’ll have a life-changing impact.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As a Support Worker, you’ll support and help people with learning disabilities to develop skills to live as independently as possible. You’ll help them to access the services and interventions that can help them build their independence, gain confidence and develop the personal and social assets that will enable them to meet their aspirations. Support people in activities who have support needs with care.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need a relevant Level 2 NVQ (or equivalent) or willing to achieve within 2 years plus experience of working with vulnerable groups and level 1 literacy and numeracy. Whether as a volunteer or professionally, you have worked with people who are experiencing multiple needs. As important as your ability to engage with vulnerable people will be your flair for building collaborative working relationships with their personal support network and our partner agencies.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
Candidates - please state which post you are interested in on your application form.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.