Closing Date: 24th November 2018
Interview Date: To be arranged
More about the role:
The goal of our Reablement Service is to help older people live independently in their own homes. By giving as many people as possible an active life within the community, we are making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work. As a Unit Support Worker, you’ll have a vital role to play. You will support people to maximise their independence to enable them to return to their own homes. Join us and find your greatness by giving older people freedom and the chance to lead a fulfilling life.
Recovering from illness or a stay in hospital can take time – and make everyday tasks very difficult. As a Unit Support Worker, you’ll be there to help older people and get them back on their feet again. You will encourage people to regain skills and enable them to manage daily living tasks such as washing, dressing and preparing meals for themselves.
As someone who’ll see our service users regularly, you’ll also be responsible for assessing each person’s particular needs. It’s therefore important that you have a good understanding of older people, those with disabilities and reablement. An NVQ level 2/3 in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualifications or experience) is essential. Beyond this, you need to be organised, used to a caring role and able to work unsupervised. It’s also important that you’re good with people – able to put them at their ease and encourage them to improve. If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll have a highly rewarding role.
Please note that you’ll be expected to work to a set rota which will include am and pm shifts plus alternate weekend working.
Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, enhanced rates at weekends, and the chance to learn and progress. Best of all, find your greatness by helping older people to enjoy active, meaningful lives.
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’.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Rachel Hall at Rachel.Hall@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5270.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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