We are seeking a Support Worker to provide appropriate emotional, social and physical support for clients with a wide range of complex needs (OP/LD/MH/Autism/Dementia).
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. All whilst ensuring that we’re delivering value for money.
Our local communities are at the heart of everything we do and they really rely on the work we do. Whether it’s new roads being built, helping parents get their children a school place or providing essential support to vulnerable children or elderly residents, what we do touches the lives of everyone in Buckinghamshire. Take a look at our Strategic Plan which sets out our aims and priorities until 2020.
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. You would be at the heart of ensuring that service users 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 whilst sharing our values for promoting independence, choice and control for everyone using the centre.
You will be an essential part of a dynamic 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.
Our success will always rely on having passionate and adaptable 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. Alongside this you will effectively communicate in a range of ways to ensure that clients’ needs and wishes are understood. You should be equipped 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 successful candidate will show initiative, take responsibility for their actions, demonstrate flexibility and work well as part of a team. Good communication and written skills are essential to producing high quality records inclusive of comprehensive support plans.
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
- MCA / DOLS
- Epilepsy & Buccal Training
- End of Life training
- Infection Control
- Fire Safety
- First Aid
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.
We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%.
We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.
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