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Community Support Worker

Lancashire County Council
Part-time
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Fylde, Lancashire, United Kingdom
£23,144 - £23,923 GBP yearly
Description

| Salary £23,144 - £23,923 per annum | Permanent l Part time, part time positions available (20, 25, 30 hours per week) l Fylde District Day Services | Pro Rata

 

International Sponsorship – this role is not open to international sponsorship 

 

Covering Lytham, St Annes, Freckleton

We are currently recruiting for our Supported Living Service…

We are looking for Caring and reliable Support Workers to work within the Fylde Domiciliary Service in Adult Social Care at Lancashire County Council.

We have various permanent contracts available for 20, 25, 30 hour contacts per week,

Salary:- The starting salary is £23,144, this is pro rata depending on your contracted hours per week. Your salary will increase each year for the next 3 years.

Enhancements:- You will receive a 33% increment for all hours worked at weekends, a 50% increment for hours worked on bank holidays and a £40.76 sleep-in allowance.

Hourly rates:- £11.79 for all hours worked Mon to Fri, £15.72 for all hours worked at the weekend and £17.68 for all hours worked on a bank holiday.

We are looking for cheerful and positive individuals who would like to come and join our team and make a difference to the people we support, our Supported Living Service requires multiple 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 sleep-ins & weekend work, we currently have various contracted posts from 20 hrs per week, 25 hrs per week to 30 hours per week

What we are looking for…

Passion – We want to recruit people with a passion to make a difference to the lives of the people we support, 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 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 utmost 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 find, seeing the difference you have made to a person's 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 the 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 a very supportive management team who ensure all team members are guided, there is a great culture and you'll be working alongside people with the same values as your own.

Why join us…

Benefits: As well as your salary and superb enhancements that include a 33% increment at weekends, a 50% increment for Bank Hols & £40.76 sleep in allowance. There is fabulous flexibility and the opportunity to create the work-life balance you'll love with up to 32 days annual leave plus 8 Bank Holidays and 2 additional statutory Bank Holidays – we have a generous public sector pension with shared AVCs available and a benefits package which offers discounts on everything from dog care to daycare, 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.

How to apply…

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

Kim McNaught on 01772 535119 or apply directly   

Closing Date: 30th June 2024                            Interviews: To be arranged

 

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. 

If you're already a Lancashire County Council employee you must apply via the internal vacancies option on Oracle Fusion. You can do this by logging into Oracle Fusion and then going to Me - Current Jobs

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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