Community Support Worker

Lancashire County Council
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Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

| Salary £23,151 -£23,893 Per annum| Pro rata | Permanent,  Part Time, 24 hours per week | 

International Sponsorship – this role is not open to international sponsorship 

Pay award pending

Community Support Workers -24.00 Hour contract (part time position, not eligible for sponsorship)

Preston Domiciliary Service

Preston – covering Lea, Ashton, Fulwood & Ribbleton 

£23,151 -£23,893 (FTE) plus some great allowances as shown below…

33% increment at weekends, 50% increment for Bank Hols & sleep in allowance

We are currently recruiting to our Supported Living Service… 

Caring and reliable Community Support Worker's to work within the Preston Domiciliary Service in Adult Social Care at Lancashire County Council

We are looking for cheerful and positive individuals who would like to make a difference to the people we support, to come and join our team. Our Domiciliary Service require multiple Community Support Workers to join us in making a substantial difference to the lives of the people we support within our Adult Disability Service.

You will be welcomed into people's homes and make their day to day routine something to look forward to with your upbeat attitude and friendly persona. It is not essential that you have a background in Health and Social Care, you just need to have a good heart and a caring nature. We provide all the required training to ensure you get the most from your role, with qualifications on offer it's a great opportunity to progress in this service and turn it into a career to be proud of!

We have various hours on offer which will include some sleep-in's & weekend working.

What we are looking for…

Passion – we want to recruit people with a passion to make a difference to the people we supports' lives, providing much needed support like it's second nature – your commitment to the people we support will be life changing in the work you do, bringing comfort with a warm smile and a cup of tea – you will become indispensable supporting people with personal care, household chores, finances, medication and anything else they require in their day to day life – you will support people into the community to participate in activities, keeping their spirits high, maybe a shopping trip or outdoor activities, whatever it takes to bring them smiles and happiness – you will be changing outlooks and breaking down those barriers that they face on a daily basis.

Empathy & Resilience – you will have an understanding of the challenges the people we support deal with which means an empathic nature is of upmost importance – you will need bags of motivation and be able to keep going even on the more difficult days – the needs of our service users can be complex and you may face challenging behaviour but your determination and dedication to excellent care will make it feel easy – it is essential that you are able to communicate clearly and effectively with every individual providing reassurance and positivity.

Reward – this role is one of the most rewarding that you will be find, seeing the difference you have made to a persons life right before your eyes – the smallest things go a long way and you will be relied upon to continue with your endless support and guidance – From commencing in post, you will be supported in this position with an induction programme and mandatory training to complete. The Adult Disability Service also promotes career development opportunities with various qualifications and training on offer – you will be able to take advantage of a QCF qualification (Qualifications and Credit Framework) which is NVQ Level 3 equivalent – we also have very supportive management team who ensure all team members are guided, great culture and you'll be working alongside people with the same values as your own.

Why join us…

Benefits: There's fabulous flexibility and the opportunity to create the work life balance you'll love with up to 31 days annual leave plus 8 Bank Holidays and 2 additional statutory Bank Holidays – we have a generous public sector pension with shared AVC's available and a benefits package which offers discounts on everything from dog care to day care, holidays at home or abroad, Medicash, support groups, cycle to work schemes & much more. You will also be entitled to the Blue Light Card Scheme which offers further discounts to a varied number of settings. All of which can be found on our LCC intranet page. 

Development: you'll get support and development along the journey – there are so many opportunities for personal growth and development, being able to make a difference, feel valued and achieve the job satisfaction you've always wanted 

Inclusivity: we don't have a "one size fits all" idealism, we embrace equality and diversity and welcome all applicants.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab. 

This position is part time, please note the salary quoted is full time equivalent, the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis. 

How to apply…

Please feel free to contact us for an initial informal and confidential chat:

Lisa Sanderson on 01772 535945 

Closing Date: 24/07/2024     

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, which can be found on LCC Vacancies website.

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

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