Care Support Worker

Wiltshire Council
WLP00590
Chippenham, Wiltshire
£21,968 - £22,777 - pro rata (plus 10% or 33% unsocial hours plussage for qualifying staff)
03/02/2023

We are looking to recruit a part time Support Worker to join our motivated In-House Respite and Day service.

Part time - 22 hours per week.

LIVE · WORK · SUPPORT

Our Respite Service provides crucial support for adults with learning disabilities and supports customers with a wide range of varying support needs. As part of our Respite Service, we provide 24-hour care to our customers throughout the year and flexible working shift patterns are available.

Support Workers will receive 10% additional payments to cover unsocial hours and 33% will be added to your hourly rate for any waking nights undertaken.

Our Day Service works alongside customers to identify and achieve outcomes. Individuals are supported to participate in a wide range of activities based either in the service or in their local community, we provide support to our customers 5 days a week.

About the role

The role of Care Support Worker requires the applicant to work in a person-centred manner, promoting well-being, choices, dignity and independence. Customers accessing the service may require support with their personal care needs, social daily living skills and leisure or work activities.

As a Care Support Worker, you will be expected to work towards leading shifts. There will be an expectation of working between both Respite and Day services if the need arises.

You will receive regular training opportunities to help support you in this role and be supported to undertake a 26-week probationary period with regular meetings throughout the period to monitor progress.

Our offer

In reward for your hard work and passion, we offer you:


Supportive and comprehensive induction, training and mentoring programme.
Regular supervision, support and appraisal.
Career progression opportunities.
Wiltshire Rewards, staff benefit scheme.
Welcoming and friendly team.

About you

You do not need experience in health and social care, although people with experience are welcome. We are looking for enthusiasm, passion, and people who thrive to make a difference. 

Basic IT skills are essential as you will be expected to access training online and write reports. You should also be willing to undertake mandatory training relevant to the role.

Interview date to be confirmed following shortlisting. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible. Candidates will be sent a link before interview to download the Teams App

Find out more and apply

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Team Leader, Karen Rogerson. Email: Karen.Rogerson@wiltshire.gov.uk Telephone: 07423555365

Please download and read the role description and person specification carefully before you apply (see below), as well as Our Identity.

You can then make your application online by clicking the apply button at the bottom of this web page. If you are submitting a CV please ensure you read our CV and cover letter criteria carefully to avoid your CV being rejected.

We are firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to the principles of inclusion and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. Read our statement of commitment to equality and inclusion.

The council is a Disability Confident Employer which means we are committed to employing people with disabilities and supporting them throughout their employment with us.

This role is subject to certain successful security checks; please see role description for more information.

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