Job Description

Day centre hours 09:00 – 15:00 Monday – Friday

Job context

Working within the health and adult services directorate you will be based in a resource or day centre. The services support adults with learning disabilities. These may include high support needs, complex needs, challenging behaviour and autism.

You will enable people to maximise their independence in line with their assessed need, working in partnership with health, voluntary and private agencies, families and carers.

The LD support worker will work in line with current legislation and service plans, working within the framework of Care Quality commission standards. You will work in ways which maintain dignity, respect and human rights.

You will adhere to safe working practices and health and safety requirements, operating within the directorates risk management framework.

Some of the services are provided 24hrs a day as part of a seven day service.

This role involves spoken communications so a confident use of English language is required.

An enhanced DBS clearance is required.

Career progression

Entry Level (Band 3)

No formal care qualifications necessary, however there is a clear expectation that Entry Level workers will complete NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care within 12 months after having progressed to Level 1 worker status

Level 1 (Band 4)

To achieve a Level 1 requires a commitment to complete NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care within an agreed period and a minimum of 6 months experience in a relevant field.

Level2 (Band 5)

To achieve the Level 2 requires completion of NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care with proven experience in social care or related field.

LD Support Worker Entry Level-band 3 (fixed at ) scp 7:

No previous experience or formal care qualifications are necessary for entry level workers.

Progression to level 1 following 6 months in post and a successful induction period completed.

LD Support Worker Level 1-band 4 ( fixed at ) scp 9- 11 :

Workers must have a minimum of 6 months experience in a relevant field, but do not have a relevant qualification for Level 1. There is an expectation that employees on Level 1 will commit to completing the NVQ level 2 within 12 months and once the qualification is achieved, progress to Level 2.

LD Support Worker Level 2-Band 5 scp 12-16 :

Workers with over 12 month’s experience of care work and have an eligible qualification, can start on this level. Workers who start at Level 1 and achieve the NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care will progress to level 2.

Working at Night:

Night work is defined as authorised working hours falling between 10.00pm and 6.00am. LD Support Worker Nights across all bands will be paid at 1 1/3 x basic pay for each hour worked.

Working at Weekends:

Employees who are contracted to work an average of more than 10% of their hours at weekends and who are paid at Band 9 or below, will receive an additional allowance paid as a percentage of their basic salary dependent upon the extent of weekend working.

Anyone working between 10 and 19.9% of their hours at weekends will receive an additional allowance of 3% of their current salary.

Anyone working between 20 and 39.9% of their hours at weekends will receive an additional allowance of 5% of their current salary.

Anyone working 40% plus of their hours at weekends will receive an additional allowance of 7% of their current salary.

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**