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Relief Support Worker - Staff Bank

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Closed for applications on 29/06/2018 23:59
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Closing date:
29 Jun

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This job is closed for applications.

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Sunderland Care and Support
Support Worker
Post Ref: SW/Relief
£17,391 per annum (pro rata)

Various locations in Sunderland and surrounding areas

Can you make a difference to a vulnerable person’s life?

If you think you can, then Sunderland Care and Support is seeking to appoint people who wish to work with in Adult Social Care providing high standards of care and support.

We are seeking to recruit Relief Support Workers to work in our Supported Living and Short Break Division to support people with Learning Disabilities, Autism , Mental Health needs and complex physical and health needs and in our Recovery at Home and Telecare services, which support vulnerable people aged over 18 years old to live independently in their own homes.

Sunderland Care and Support is a Sunderland City Council owned trading company supporting vulnerable people across the city of Sunderland.

Our Relief Staff Bank allows people to work with us on an ‘ad hoc’ basis.

Relief Support Workers, are not guaranteed hours but will be offered work within the company on a regular basis to help meet service needs. They can then choose which shifts they wish to pick up and cover. Relief Support Workers will be expected to undertake our Induction training programme.

Relief Support Workers must be able to work flexibly on a rota, including working on a weekend, bank holidays and doing a ‘Sleep In’ duty as required.

In terms of career opportunities our Relief Staff Bank, gives workers a chance to gain experience of working with a wide range of vulnerable people within an Adult Social Care Setting. Also, working in our Relief Staff Bank can often lead to lines of work which are longer term contracts meaning when a permanent opportunity opens up, bank staff are perfectly placed to fill the role.

The job is extremely rewarding and in return we can offer:

• A starting salary of £17,391(pro-rata)
• Sleep in payment of £35.37 per night
• Shift allowances (based on working a rotating shift pattern)
• Holiday plusage payment
• Excellent training opportunities
• A pension scheme
• Career development opportunities
• A positive, fun and rewarding job role and culture

You will need to:

• Have a positive caring outlook and an enabling attitude
• Have a desire for engaging with, supporting and enabling customer to make choices about their unique lifestyles
• Demonstrate a willingness to go the extra mile
• Have excellent communication skills
• Enjoy a challenge and be flexible in your approach to work
• Work shifts including sleep-ins, weekends and on Bank Holidays.

Successful applicants will be subject to two satisfactory references and DBS clearance

If you would like an opportunity to talk about joining our award winning company, we are holding an open evening on Tuesday 19th June from 5pm to 7pm at Sunderland Care and Support Ltd, Leechmere Centre, Carrmere Road, Sunderland SR2 9TQ.

Application packs are available to download on-line, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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