Support Worker - Farmborough Court

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/12/2023 23:59
£22,737 - £23,893 (Pro Rata)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Farmborough Court
Number of posts:
Closing date:
17 Dec
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 of 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 lifechanging for you. The positions advertised have arisen as a result of investment in and development of our service in Farmborough Court.

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 is central to the delivery of excellent customer care and involves supporting the customer with all aspects of daily living routines including medication . 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.

This care and support should have the individual at its centre, promote respect, dignity, engagement, and participation, throughout the delivery of personalised care and support.

We are keen to recruit candidates who are able to support and enable our customers to lead and maintain fulfilling lives whilst ensuring that their daily individual care and support needs are met whilst ensuring their quality of life is paramount. These needs should be met with integrity by those 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.
These principal responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of duties, only a general guide to the role. In consultation with the post holder, the duties may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the customer/service.

Are you a person who is driven and motivated and wants to make a positive difference to a vulnerable adult? The role of professional support is extremely rewarding and in return we offer:

Induction which will support you in your own personal development.
• We offer 32 hours per week
• A starting salary of £22,737 to £23,893 (pro rata if working less than 37 hours per week)
• Designated rota pattern including daytime, evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays
• Excellent training opportunities
• A pension scheme
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Career development opportunities
• A positive and rewarding job role and culture
• Probationary period
• Regular 1-1 supervision
• Annual appraisal

We would like to offer the opportunity to have an informal telephone or Teams call with the Service Manager - Donna Olsen 07584203581 prior to application/interview to anyone who is interested in finding more about our service and this exciting employment opportunity.

All applicants are guaranteed an interview

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs. 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.

We will contact candidates to arrange an appropriate time to carry out an interview. If you are successful following the interview process appointments will be made subject to two satisfactory references and DBS check.

For more information on Sunderland Care and Support, please visit our website;

Please note
This job is closed for applications.