About the role
We’re seeking to recruit some great new Community Support Workers; people with the right values and positive attitude to work within the Specialist Support for Younger Adults team – could this be you?
The successful person will help support one of our customers based in Kettering. We are looking for someone who is patient, understanding, and adaptable and have the skills and confidence to support someone with different behaviours.
Shift Pattern: A mixture of early, late, and alternative weekend shifts. Early shifts include 0700-1500 or 0800-1500. Late shifts 1500-2200 or 1600-2200. Full time and part time contracts are available, along with a sleep-in option within this package which is paid at a set rate of pay.
- Starting rate of pay £11.18 progressing to £11.39 per hour.
- A pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
- Opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge, and potential in a large unitary council
- Generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
- Enhanced rates on Sundays and Bank Holidays
- Enhanced overtime pay such as time and a half Mon-Sat and double time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
- Business milage paid of 45p per mile.
What will you be doing?
Supporting customers with tasks such as personal care, manual handling, medication, booking in and administration, support with fluid and nutrition, finances, and shopping.
Emotionally and practically support customers to help them maintain independent living in their own home according to their care plans.
Assist customer to undertake practical tasks to help maintain their physical wellbeing or improve their living conditions.
Promote independence through the provision of information to customers and through liaison with carers, internal and external agencies to help customers utilise resources in the local community.
Act as a key worker for designated customers and in consultation with other stakeholders to ensure customers are supported by the benefits they are entitled to.
Assist senior officers with ongoing assessments and provide information to update customer care plans
Ensure reasonable care is always taken for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and customers and comply with company policy and procedures and other people’s behavioural, physical, social and welfare needs.
We are looking for someone who has had previous experience in working with people with physical and learning disabilities, who may have a range of complex needs and can present different behaviours and has a genuine passion to help people to live independently in their own homes.
The ideal person should share the councils’ values, which are:
You must have an interest to work within social care, have great communication skills, a positive outlook and compassion for the people you are supporting.
You should have the ability to provide excellent care and support to all our customers and hold a passion in being customer focused to support them to identify and achieve goals.
You should treat others with dignity and respect.
You will be flexible and compassionate and act with honesty and integrity.
You will be able to work efficiently alone and in a team environment, being able to confidently use your own initiative.
Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check which will be covered by the employer.
The service runs 365 days a year, so flexibility to work bank holidays and weekends is required.
- a competitive salary
- a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
- opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
- generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
- agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.
We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.
Our priorities are:
- helping people live active fulfilled lives
- caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
- enabling a thriving and successful economy
- leading on a green and sustainable environment
- ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
- providing modern public services
Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.
Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.
We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.