This is an exciting time for you to come and work with us at Rutland County Council!
In summer 2020 a new vision for the Day Opportunities Service was developed. The new vision and approach have huge potential to improve the lives of those living with learning disabilities and autism supported by the service, this means the service now focuses on what is possible, rather than what isn’t. One that provides independence, prioritises choice and dignity, supports health and wellbeing, preventing social isolation and loneliness. One that builds resilience, is person-centred, evolves with each individual, and offers fulfilled lives and a brighter future. If you want to make a difference and are kind, patient and hardworking, this is the job for you…
Why this organisation?...
We’re different. We are Rutland!!
The vision for our services is for a more personalized service with more choice for all providing a 24/7 service with health and wellbeing at the heart. Most importantly, it is now a service that builds independence and evolves with each individual. It’s all about putting life into years!
Working within the Community Support Services, our Community Support Workers get the opportunity to experience roles within our Day Opportunities and Supported Living services, supporting a wide range of service users with complex care and support needs. Due to the nature of the roles, some elements of physical work such as moving and handling and delivering personal care will be required. Some evening and weekend work is required to meet the needs of the Community Support Service.
To be a successful Community support Worker you will need to be:
- Positive attitude, motivated and enthusiastic
- Caring nature with great interpersonal skills
- Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous
- A full, clean driving license to drive manual transmission vehicles
The Community Support Worker position has been identified as needing to comply with the mandatory vaccinations legislation. If you are the successful candidate, you will need to have your 1st vaccination by 03 February 2022 and be double vaccinated by 01 April 2022. Please note, that you will be required to provide evidence that you have received both first and second dose vaccinations or evidence of medical exemption.
The successful Community Support Workers will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.
To support you further, we can offer you a comprehensive induction and a tailored training plan with access to a learning hub and support provided by our neighbouring authority. We will support you to undertake the QCF Diploma and Level 2 Health and Social Care qualifications if you do not already hold these.
The Community Support Workers interviews will be held in January/Febraury 2022. These will be rolling dates to suit you and us.
Our offer to you:
We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.
FIND OUT MORE
To learn more about working with us visit https://jobs.rutland.gov.uk or if you have any queries about this role please contact Tammy Thurley, Team Manager - Community Support Services on 07973 854359 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Tracey Gilbert, Assistant Manager - Supported Living on 07813 395007 or at email@example.com Rachel Manley, Assistant Manager Day Opportunities on 07825 112514 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at email@example.com
How to Apply
To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process.
Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.
Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.
If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org