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Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week

Salary £18,933-£19,698 Per annum

Community Support Worker

Posted 269 days ago by Lancashire County Council

About The Role

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people who have a disability? We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, flexible people who would enjoy supporting adults with disabilities to live the lives they want.

The Service supports people with learning disabilities in their own homes over 24 hours.

The support worker role involves all aspects of daily support, including supporting people to access activities and experiences in their local community, personal care, support with managing finance, administering medication and ensuring people's needs are met in terms of health and positive outcomes.

The successful applicant will value others and have a person centred approach supporting people with dignity and respect.

For further information and informal discussion please contact Hannah Turner or Jodie Nolan on 01695 587433

Key Accountabilities

To support people with disabilities, including individuals with profound and complex needs, using person centred approaches to enable people to achieve positive outcomes as defined in their support plan.

To support people with dignity and respect in order to meet their day to day needs, including personal care supports.

To support individuals to access a range of opportunities and experiences, either from their own home or in a community setting, including for example swimming, walking, bowling, dancing, shopping etc.

To work in accordance with relevant national legislation and service specific policies and practice guidelines at all times.

Skills and Experience

Experience of working with adults who have a learning disability is desirable but not essential as you will be given the necessary support and training to undertake this role.

Applicants who do not hold NVQ Level 3 at the time of appointment will be required to complete QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care* within the first 2 years of employment (where applicable) *Please note this training will be funded by the Service

Please see Role Profile for more details of required skills and experience

Other

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

Lancashire County Council is currently undergoing an organisational-wide transformation. All posts within the council are being reviewed as part of this organisational change. Further details will be provided at interview about the transformation and how the changes will affect you if you are successful in your application for employment.

Rehabilitation: The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Act 1975. If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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