Support Worker (Waking Nights) - Cheshire Avenue, Supported Living

Job Summary
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18/10/2021 23:59
£19,312 to £19,698 Pro Rata
Night Rate
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Social Care - Adult Service
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18 Oct
Further Information

Sunderland Care and Support are a provider of high-quality care to the community of Sunderland, who are passionate about supporting adults with learning disabilities. We are seeking to recruit waking night workers into our Supported Living Services who are able to encourage a workplace culture based on respect and dignity for those in need of care and support.

Supported Living Services
Our Supported Living Services are designed to encourage customers to participate within their local community, develop a wide range of skills and maintain a tenancy within the city of Sunderland. Customers within our Supported Living Services have a diverse range of care needs and require a wide range of support.

The Role
We are keen to recruit colleagues with the integrity who can help us ensure our company values are at the heart of everything we do. Our values are:

• Excellence – deliver the best outcomes and high-quality service through the dedicated effort of every team member.

• Teamwork – Value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in partnership and collaboration.

• A good place to work – Enjoying our role each day through enhancing the lives of those we serve, through creative ideas and the unique talents of each employee.

As a Waking Nights worker, your role will be to provide care and support to customers throughout the night in accordance to standards and legislation. In addition, you will contribute to the development and implementation of care plans that are designed to provide meaningful choice and support to those in need of care, so they can access services to help them lead the life they want.
We are looking for waking night workers who will have the ability to be work unsupervised, be proactive in their approach and be confident in their ability to use own initiative. Successful candidates will be supported in their role via induction, probation, supervision and appraisal as well as working jointly with other professionals to ensure customers receive support which is designed to meet their own personal need.

Waking Night workers will also be able to demonstrate decision making abilities, excellent communication and interpersonal skills which are required within this role.

What we can offer you
The job is extremely rewarding and in return we offer:
• 33.25 hours per week
• A starting salary of £19,312 rising to £19,698 (pro rata if working less than 37 hours per week)
• Night rate allowance
• Designated rota pattern
• Excellent training opportunities
• A pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Career development opportunities
• A positive and rewarding job role and culture
• Work shifts on a rota including daytime, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, *

Applying for the position

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

Application forms should be submitted via email to recruitment.SCAS@sunderlandcareandsupport.co.uk or via post to Sunderland Care and Support, Leechmere Centre, Carrmere Road, Sunderland, SR2 9TQ.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you provide on your application form. We will contact shortlisted candidates by email to confirm the arrangements for interview and an online assessment. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notification as you will not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.

Due to the current restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, interviews will be via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful following the recruitment process any appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note CVs or covering letters will not be accepted.