Job Description

8x support workers required for adult social care, mainly daytime cover but with possibility of nights.

Job purpose

To work with service users with learning disabilities to enable them to fulfil their person centred plans, promoting positive outcomes and maximise independence.

Job Context

The Community Living Service is a 24 hour/365 residential service in ordinary houses to adults who have profound and multiple learning disabilities. Within such a service there is a range of individual needs which will include challenging behaviour, communication difficulties and some people we support will have acquired brain injury. The consequences of this means that some service users will need substantial help with their personal care (including assistance with toileting and bathing) as well as supervision having regard to the understanding of risk.

The Community Living Service is regulated by the Domiciliary Care Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2004 and their accompanying National Minimum Standards. Individual workers within the service are required to register as Social Care Workers with the Care Council for Wales.

The service is currently based in ordinary houses in which 1 or more service users who are the tenants of the properties and are cared for by a small group of staff.

There is a minimum number of staff required within the house having regard to the needs and activities of the service users.

This is a 148 hour per 4 week period contract. Working hours will be in accordance with the rota and this will include evenings, nights and weekends. Any work during unsociable hours will attract enhancements in line with the local agreement.

2. Principle Accountabilities

2.1 Direct Work with individuals (and families)

* To form, develop and maintain professional relationships with people who have disability, through direct supervision and shared activity, in such a way that the person’s needs are met.

* Assisting and supporting individuals in day to day personal/practical care tasks according to individual needs, which may include assisting with personal hygiene, dressing, cooking, household tasks etc.

* Assisting and supporting individuals to access and accompany them in identified community based activities e.g. leisure or day and employment services, in line with individual care plans. In particular, to assist individuals in the use of general public services.

* To implement the service user's individual care plan agreed by Social altServices and Health Professionals and assist in the development, implementation and review of the service delivery plans and health action plans.

* To ensure standards of personal care and all aspects of safety are maintained at all times, in accordance with the Department's Health and Safety Policy. Assisting Senior Support Workers to manage risk through implementation of risk assessments.

2.2 Record Keeping

• To participate in maintaining general household, personal and financial records in accordance with the Department's policies and procedures under the direction and supervision of line management.

• Complete accurate, concise and legible records that relate to the supported individual's service delivery plan, including completion of all related documentation within statutory and council requirements and ensuring that confidentiality is maintained.

2.3 Liaising with other

* Communicate effectively and in the best interests of the supported person (reviews, team meetings, discussions with person & families, inter agency, staff and with manager via supervision). Giving regular feedback to colleagues as appropriate on supported individuals progress and how plans are being implemented.

2.4BuiIdings / equipment I vehicle

* To take joint responsibility for the security of buildings when on site and for the safe maintenance of any building, equipment or vehicle to report to supervisor or manager any short fall in the Health and Safety in any of any resource.

2.5 Others

* Be responsible for own continuous professional development, attending training as required. Developing skills and knowledge, meeting requirements for registration/standards. alt Any other duties commensurate with the post

Other Matters

The post holder is expected to register with the Care Council for Wales as a Social Care Worker within 16 weeks of appointment. The individual must comply with the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers which states that "Social Care Workers must:

1. Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and


2. Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers;

3. Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm;

4. Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people;

5. Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services; and,

6. Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills. "

This post is a regulated position as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Therefore the individual will be subject to a CRB check and registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme when available.

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**