Hillingdon Council: Putting our residents first.
About the job
These are casual positions and your working hours will be as and when required. These roles will include shift work including weekends and bank holidays.
At Hillingdon we are always looking to improve the way we deliver services to our residents. We have now developed Senior Support Worker roles to work across Adults and Children's Services ensuring the best possible care and support is given. Whether you are facilitating and encouraging adults with learning disabilities and complex support needs in activities appropriate to their needs and abilities, or supervising young people between the ages of 12-17 years with their day-to-day life, the job will be really rewarding. In this rewarding role you’ll be responsible for ensuring a high level of care/support is consistently delivered & maintained to the young people or adults you are supporting whilst working within a team, setting examples of best practice. As a Senior Support Worker you will benefit from working across a range of Hilllingdon's services to include supported living, respite care, residential homes and resource centres. Please see some further information on one of our Resource Centres at Queens Walk using the link below. https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/queenswalk
About the person
Flexibility and a passion to deliver the best possible care and support are key attributes. Experienced with working with children, young people and/or adults, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to understand and support our service users' complex physical and emotional needs. Training will be offered and you will be encouraged to find creative approaches to ensure our service users maximise the opportunities open to them. It goes without saying that you will be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. If you meet the demands of these challenging roles you can be assured that you will be given the chance to develop your career and realise your potential.
Please note the hourly rate for working within the Adults Services is £13.72 and the hourly rate for working within the Children's Services is £15.11.
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.Disability Confident Employer&Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy