Care Support Worker

Wiltshire Council
Chippenham, Wiltshire
£21,968 - £22,777 per annum

As part of our Day and Respite Service we provide 24-hour care to our customers throughout the year. 

About the role

As Care Support Worker you will perform your duties in person-centred manner, promoting well-being, choices, dignity and independence. You will support customers with personal care needs, social daily living skills and leisure or work activities.

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

Following a three-month induction period you will be expected to lead shifts and there will be an expectation for you to work between both Respite and Day services,  if the need arises.

Our offer to Support Workers:

Comprehensive induction, training and mentoring programme.
Regular supervision, support and appraisal.
Excellent Pension scheme.
Career progression opportunities.
Wiltshire Rewards, staff benefit scheme.
25 days annual leave.

We are passionate about our community and take pride in our work. We encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do – through trust and respect, empowering our people to develop skills, collaborate and innovate to find solutions, be open, take responsibility, to listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you.

About you

You should have experience of working with customers with learning disabilities, high complex physical health needs and who may present behaviours that challenge you.

You must have a good standard of education and display a willingness to undertake Qualifications that include, QCF (formerly NVQ2) in care or equivalent skills and experience is essential.

Basic IT skills are also essential as you will be expected to access training on line and write reports.

You should also be willing to undertake mandatory training relevant to the role.

Interview date to be confirmed on shortlisting.

Interviews can be held both virtually on Microsoft Teams and in person, if your interview is virtual, candidates will be sent a link before the interview to download the Teams App. All current public health advice is followed for candidate and employee safety.

Find out more and apply

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Team Leader, Karen Rogerson. Email: Telephone: 01225 713021.

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.

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