Support Worker (Waking Nights) - Farmborough Court

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Closed for applications on 03/02/2022 23:59
£19,312 to £19,698 Pro Rata if working less than 37 hours per week
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Social Care - Adult Service
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3 Feb
Further Information

Sunderland Care and Support is one of the largest providers of social care services within the North East delivering a range of service on behalf of Sunderland City Council. We provide person centred innovate services that improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our mission is to provide customers with the care and support they need to live happy, healthy and successful lives.

We value all our staff and believe investing in them through training and development forms the foundation to deliver excellence in care. A job with us not only makes a difference to our customers lives, but can also be life changing for you.

Successful applicants will be supported via induction and training which relates specifically to the post for which they have applied. The post involves supporting adults who are recovering from illness and or trauma to recover and to gain independence through meaningful activity. Customers can be admitted to Farmborough Court from hospital or their own home, and referrals are made via professionals within the City.

The service is fast paced as customers stay only a short time before being supported to move to either back to their own homes or to new accommodation depending on their needs. Our customers are often frail and frequently have more than one health condition, including varying degrees of physical and cognitive impairment. The care team works closely with our well established Multi-Disciplinary Team members including Social Workers, Therapists, Community Nurses, GP and Geriatrician.

The role of support worker either in a day or a night shift position is central to the delivery of excellent customer care and involves supporting the customer with all aspects of daily living routines. This includes following therapy plans, and in the use of innovative technology, for which training is also provided. The team prides itself on offering excellent customer experiences and support, at what can be a difficult time for customers and their family/carers.

The new Government Regulations, that require all persons working in or entering Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated care homes to be fully vaccinated, apply to this role. The successful post holder will be required to provide evidence they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless medically exempt) as a condition of employment.

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.

We would like to offer the opportunity to have an informal telephone or Teams call with either the Registered Service Manager - Alison Watson on 07767005104 or the Business Manager - Angela Porritt on 07500551777 prior to application/interview to anyone who is interested in finding more about our service and this exciting employment opportunity.

Application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment.SCAS@sunderlandcareandsupport.co.uk or via post to The Recruitment Team, 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.

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This job is closed for applications.