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Support Worker - Seeleys Short Breaks Centre

  • Location: Chiltern & South Bucks
  • Ref: FS05951
  • Closing date: 4th November 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full time/Part time
  • Salary: £17,188 - £18,134
Adult Learning Disabilities

Overview

We are recruiting for a Support Worker for Seeleys Short Breaks Centre Experience in a care setting would be desirable, however, we offer a fantastic training programme for those who can demonstrate the essential skills and qualities below:

  • Energetic, positive and motivated
  • Caring, empathetic and respectful
  • Responsible and trustworthy
  • Consistent
  • Honest and acts with others best interests at heart
  • Able to build effective relationships and communicate to a high standard

Please click on the link to find out more about Seeley's House https://youtu.be/9BDB5Vi9AjE   

About Us

Seeleys House Respite Centre has been providing respite and day opportunities to hundreds of people for over 30 years. The centre offers valuable support during the day and at night when it is needed. Whether it is support during the day, or a short-term break, the team supports: 

• Adults with learning disabilities • Adults with autism • Adults with physical disabilities The centre creates time and space for personal breaks – not only for clients – but for parents and carers too. During the day, the team offers support through fun and meaningful activities, helping to ensure that people leave Seeleys House with a smile on their face. Activities include: • ‘Rebound’ therapy – a fun and lively activity based on a trampoline • Stimulating sessions in our sensory room • Skills sessions – like food preparation – promoting independence

About the role

In this role you will provide appropriate emotional, social and physical support for clients. You will assist clients in an individual, dignified, person centred way, to ensure they are supported to make meaningful choices, take part in a range of activities and live their lives as fully and independently as possible and to get what they need and want from the service to make their day enjoyable and meaningful. You will work in partnership with clients and their families in order to deliver the best care and support possible and share our values for promoting independence, choice and control for everyone using the centre. You will be part of a team whose aim is to encourage the development of clients’ strengths and interests within a structured environment in which clients feel secure and empowered. The people we support are very diverse and have different disabilities – this means we need to make sure our staff are well-trained in a variety of areas. When you join Buckinghamshire County Council, you can expect to receive a comprehensive training programme. You’ll have the opportunity to develop as a social care professional and build a long-lasting and progressive career. From support worker to service manager right through to director of operations, anyone wishing to develop their career within social care can do so at Buckinghamshire County Council. Please see the job description for further information.

About you

Our success will always rely on having flexible and passionate staff who share our values. More than anything, it is your caring nature that we’re interested in. What gets you out of bed in the morning is the knowledge that you’re making a difference and doing something worthwhile. Along side this you will need to be able to communicate in different ways to ensure that clients’ needs and wishes are understood and to deal sensitively and appropriately with any challenging behaviours.

Ideally, you will have some knowledge and experience of adult social care, but more importantly you must be motivated to improve the lives of vulnerable adults with a commitment to delivering a high quality service. The success candidate will have the ability to show initiative and take responsibility for actions, be flexible and work well as part of a team. Good communication and written skills are essential to write records including support plans.

Other Information

You will work on a shift rota of 7am-3pm or 2pm-10pm. An occasional night shift maybe required.

We recognise that learning is an important part of this role and you will have the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate with a combination of face to face and E- learning.

Course mandatory for all new staff include; 

  • Introduction to Health and Safety
  • Equality & Diversity Essentials
  • Government Connect and Information Security

 

Some of examples of sector specific training that are available; 

  • Safeguarding L1, L2 L3
  • Medication
  • MCA / DOLS
  • Epilepsy & Buccal Training
  • End of Life training
  • Infection Control
  • Fire Safety
  • First Aid

 

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

 

About the business unit

Direct Care has been established to support adults, and those with a disability, to enjoy active lives and remain independent within their homes and communities. Our services offer choice, support opportunity and independence, and help people get the best out of life. Our vision is simple. To make a real difference to the people and communities we serve. Now, and for the future. This means safeguarding the vulnerable, creating opportunities, building self-reliance and keeping Buckinghamshire thriving and attractive.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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