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Support Worker - Russell Street, Cambridge
Job Reference Ref/234/477
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We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme.
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
About the role
For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Fran Carrasco at Francisco.Carrasco@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a number of roles based in our Cambridge services. The post will involve supporting adults with learning disabilities in keeping their lives independent and safe.
Russell Street is an excellent location as it is walking distance from Cambridge City Centre with all its shops, restaurants and amenities. It also has great travel links and excellent bus routes including park and ride and the busway. There is also some on-site parking for staff.
We have full time (37 hours) and part time (17 hours) positions available. These positions will be advertised on a rolling basis until they are filled so please don’t wait to apply, we want to hear from you!
Starting salary for the role is £11.18 - £11.39 per hour. We pay enhancements for weekends and Bank Holidays.
Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to providing high-quality care and support to adults with learning disabilities in their own homes. Our services are residential and supported living providing accommodation and support for adults with learning disabilities. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.
Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
What will you be doing?
Support Workers will assist service users with all aspects of their care, with an emphasis on empowering them to develop and maintain their independence, skills and well-being. A good understanding of equal opportunities and a person-centred approach with diversity are all essential.
In return we offer excellent training for you to gain further knowledge and experience with the opportunity to be part of a supportive energetic team committed to delivering excellent service for adults with learning disabilities.
The role will involve administration of medication and the provision of personal care. As part of your role your hours will include:
- Shift pattern 7:30-3 and 3-10pm, with a combination of late and early shifts.
- 2 sleep-ins per month.
- Bank Holidays
You will also need to be flexible in working in all of the services that we have in Cambridge.
Support Workers will be in regular contact with service users, families other professionals and partner agencies, therefore the role will require you to have excellent verbal and written communication skills including IT skills. You will also need to have a sensitive and professional approach showing understanding of confidentiality in and outside of the workplace.
You will be enthusiastic and dedicated to making a difference to people's lives.
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.