Salary: Band: 4 £10,582 - £11,197 p.a. plus 17% shift enhancement.
22.5 hours per week, Monday - Sunday - worked over a 2 week rota, both days and evenings.
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Housing, Neighbourhood & Building Services.
The overall purpose of Sheltered Housing is to provide the right accommodation and support when needed.
Sheltered Housing is purpose built accommodation offering support and security for older persons. In Sheltered Housing we promote independent living for residents but with the knowledge that someone is always on hand to give support and to be available to help in an emergency. Residents have their own tenancy agreement with Portsmouth City Council; therefore residents are able to live independently in their own accommodation but with support available as needed. There are shared areas in the sheltered scheme in which residents can meet and also enjoy some social activities.
As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what's important so that we make a real and positive difference. Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect how you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.
What is the role?
You will be working in a Portsmouth City Council Category 2.5 Sheltered Housing Scheme. The current vacancy is at Hale Court in Buckland, although you must be prepared to work in any Category 2.5 sheltered scheme as required.
As a Support Assistant, you will provide residents with day to day housing related support according to need. This for example may involve domestic help or personal reassurance. You will arrange for property repairs and liaise with Care Agencies, Social Workers, GPs, chemists and families of residents where appropriate. You will be expected to deal with any emergencies. On occasions, this will involve assisting some frailer residents with personal care issues. A typical day will involve calling on residents to check on their welfare. You will spend time with residents to understand their support needs, documenting your learning on residents' support plans as well as updating residents' records at the time as appropriate. You will be involved in the serving of meals to the residents, and this, as well as some other activities, will require you to handle and account for cash collected from the residents.
You will be part of a Support Assistant team under the supervision of the Sheltered Scheme Manager. There will be periods of time when you are working alone in the scheme. Part of your duties will be to assist the Scheme Manager with ensuring the security of the building and the carrying out of various health and safety checks.
You will be working 22.5 hours per week as part of a rota, Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays, with the earliest shift commencing at 7am and the latest ending at 10pm.
Closing time/date, 17:00, on the 13th of September 2018
Applications received after this may not be considered.
For the full job details and how to apply please follow the link to the job page.