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Support Workers, Part time and Full Time available, Russell Street Cambs

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£19,650 - £20,043
Russell Street, Cambridge
Closing date:
31 July 2022 at midnight
Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated individual looking for a new opportunity where you can make a real difference to peoples lives?

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Starting salary for the role is £10.19 - £10.39 per hour. We pay enhancements for weekends which work out at £15.29 per hour on Saturday, £18.14 per hour for Sunday and £20.38 per hour for Bank Holidays.

Our other benefits include:

- An excellent defined benefit pension scheme including life assurance benefits
- Outstanding occupational sick; maternity/paternity and shared parental leave schemes
- Generous annual leave entitlement increasing with length of service and ability to buy more
- A supportive management team
- Training and development and access to the fully funded apprenticeship scheme
- An additional fuel allowance of £30 per month has been agreed for the 2022/23 financial year for employees driving over 300 business miles per month

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.

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