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Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £17,173 - £18,672   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: 40/44 Russell Street   Reference: 17464

Closing date:

25 March 2019 at midday
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 full time Support Workers based in central Cambridge. The posts will involve supporting adults with learning disabilities in keeping their lives independent and safe.
Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to providing high-quality care and support to adults with learning disabilities. Russell Street is a residential, respite and emergency service providing accommodation for 9 adults with learning disabilities. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You 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 is essential.
You will be in regular contact with service users, families, informal carers, other professionals and partner agencies, therefore the role will require you to have excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with 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 working, weekends and some Bank holidays.
Cambridgeshire County Council pays enhancements for unsocial hours, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays as well as generous annual leave schemes.

Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check pre-employment health check and references.

Interviews will take place in Cambridge.

For an informal chat or additional information about the posts please contact Fran Carrasco or Andrew Jones on 01223 712261

Cambridgeshire County Council offer excellent benefits, such as a heavily subsidised Local Government Pension Scheme, the opportunity to apply for a lease car through an individual salary sacrifice agreement (providing savings on tax/NI/Pensions) and flexible working.


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