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Senior Community Support Worker (Residential Care) BLUS12660

Senior Community Support Worker (Residential Care) BLUS12660


Salary £15,327 - £16,996 plus sleep-in payment of £33.10 per night

Our client provides a range of social care, special education, community support and consultancy services in the North West of England. The charity is one of the North West’s largest providers of residential homes for children from short-term emergency care to long-term placements. Their fostering service provides family placements in the North West and neighbouring regions.

They provide some of the leading specialist education services in the North West region, operating a range of special schools, a further education college and centres supporting those who cannot attend mainstream schools. In addition they offer a wide range of training, consultancy and support services for parents and carers.

Liaising directly with the Team Leader, the Senior Community Support Worker will be responsible for providing high quality extensive care and support whilst promoting independence and inclusion within the local community. You will undertake all the core tasks within the remit of the services for the physical, health, emotional and social needs of the service users whilst preparing, assisting and enabling them to fulfil the aims of their Person Centred Plan.

The successful Senior Community Support Worker will be educated to NVQ Level 2 in Adult Care and will be willing to gain Level 3 within timescales set by the Trust. With considerable experience of working with people with disabilities/Autism Spectrum conditions, you will be able to undertake the full range of tasks in a well-planned way that respects and values the service users as individuals. Having previously worked with families who depend on short break services, you will be capable of managing difficult and challenging situations whilst maintaining high standards of care and support.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that you hold a full UK driving licence.

Candidates who have experience of supervising and monitoring staff are highly desirable as are those who hold an emergency first aid certificate and are Makaton trained.

Closing Date: 11th August 2014

Interview Date: 19th August 2014

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

Job added on 31-07-2014