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Care & Support Worker (BB-DD5F8)

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Care & Support Worker

£17,004 + Benefits (plus additional payment for sleep ins)

Hassop Close - Chesterfield, S40

Part-time - Permanent (17.5 hours per week)

About Us

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing has a vision that ?everyone has a home and the opportunity to live well?; that means working with partners to create sustainable and vibrant neighbourhoods where our customers want to live.With 57,000 homes and more than 120,000 residents and customers we have a real opportunity to make that vision a reality. Our people care, dare and collaborate to ensure we achieve this People Powered Living.

This role

Are you interested in starting a career in care? Metropolitan have an opportunity for a care and support worker in Chesterfield? This is an ideal opportunity for either someone seeking to start their career in care or taking the next step in your career. You will be working in a service with 4 customers whom all have learning disabilities and require personal care. Due to these care needs we can only accept applications from females. (Sch. 9 s. 1 (1) Equality Act 2010 applies)

Metropolitan are able to provide full training to you if you have the desire and compassion to take up this role.This training will ensure you provide personalised care and support services to our customers with dignity. This role does require you to work flexibly to ensure individual needs are met while maximising independence, choice, privacy and well-being, in collaboration with the senior care and support workers/team leaders.

This position is for 17.5 hours a week and you will need to be able to work on a flexible rota including weekends and at least 1 sleep in a week. You will receive an additional payment for each sleep in of £67.

What you'll need to succeed

To be successful in the role previous experience is not essential, but we are seeking individuals that can provide a caring and supportive service to our customers with dignity. You will demonstrate you understand what good support looks like which is appropriate to the age, gender, disability, race, religion and sexuality of the customer to improve their quality of life and independence.

Essential elements of this role include, but are not limited to: -

- Provide assistance with the personal care and support needs of customers as identified in their care and support plan.
- Encourage and support customers to establish and maintain positive relationships with their family and friends and engage in activities which help them to achieve their personal goals.
- Provide support and practical assistance to customers with benefits, budgeting, paying bills and accessing appropriate services.
- Provide social and emotional support to customers in line with policies & procedures and best practice.
- Promote self-advocacy and act as the customers` advocate where appropriate.
- Be aware of customers` wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
- Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.
- Prompt and assist with the ordering, safe storage and administration of medication as detailed in care & support plans, recording as appropriate.

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate: -

Good written English in order to maintain accurate records

Basic IT skills

A desire to care and support vulnerable customers.

While it is not essential that you are a driver please be aware that due to the location of our service access by public transport is limited. As this role will be working with vulnerable adults you are required to provide a complete and chronological employment history. Please ensure that your CV or a supporting document provides this detail.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, take a look at the attached Job Description for more details and if it?s the ideal job for you, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or for more information call us now on (phone number removed).

Interview date

12th March 2021

What you'll get in return

You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing your skills. We offer excellent benefits, including:

28 days annual leave plus public holidays and an additional Belief Day, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days leave
Healthcare cashplan
Matched contribution pension scheme (up to 9%)
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Salary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loans
Life assurance scheme
Paid volunteer days
Plus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street namesOur promise

All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

To meet our commitment to providing safe, high quality services to our customers we will complete an enhanced background check with the Disclosure and Barring service, which will include a check of the Adult Barred list, once an offer of employment is made

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