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Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
20/11/2020
Advert End Date:
06/12/2020 23:59
Salary:
£9,849.00 - £10,381.37 Annually Band 4
Hours per week:
1 x 18.5 hours per week & 1 x 19.5 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
202211
Employment Location:
Darlington
Post Number:
11500
Closing date:
6 Dec
Further Information

Darlington Borough Council’s Provider Services are looking to recruit two Support Workers who have an interest in supporting adults with learning disabilities. The support we currently provide enables individuals to maintain and further develop skills to maximise independence and ensure their assessed needs are met.

We are looking to recruit caring, friendly and motivated individuals to provide both personal and practical support to people with a variety of needs, including some behavioural issues and complex physical needs.

These posts are within the Short Break Respite service and would entail supporting people whilst they are on a short break within the respite bungalow, and to access the local community. There would be an expectation that you could also work within the Supported Living service, supporting people to live in their own home The posts have a requirement to work shifts on a rota basis, including sleep-ins, weekends, waking nights and some bank holidays.

You will be supporting people to take part in a range of both in house and community-based activities with a focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle and community inclusion. The successful applicants will have experience of working with adults with a learning disability.

As an employer we will provide:
- 31 days holiday plus bank holidays (Pro-rata)
- Formal Induction Programme
- Regular Management Supervision
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Enhanced Maternity/Paternity and Adoption Leave Payments
- Additional Leave Purchase Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme in partnership with Halfords
- Access to Occupational Health, physiotherapy and counselling services
- Reduced membership to the Dolphin Centre’s ‘Fit 4 Life’ package.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

To be shortlisted for interview your personal statement must fully explain how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

For a further informal discussion, please contact Louise Robinson, Home Manager - Supported Living, on 01325 469707

An online application form and further information are available from www.darlington.gov.uk/job-vacancies. Alternatively, you can contact Xentrall Recruitment Services, Tel: (01642) 526992 or email: recruitment@xentrall.org.uk

Interview Date: 17/12/2020