Senior Support Worker in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire at Voyage Care

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

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Job Description

Job Family: Senior Support Worker

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Pay Rate (£): £11.50 per hr

Vacancy Reference: 019206

 

**New Vacancy**

Senior Support Worker - Community  

Lytham, St Annes, Lancashire.

£11.50 per hour

Voyage Care have a new vacancy for a Community Senior Support Worker: based in Preston, you will join our new DCA, at what is a really exciting time within our business.

As a Community Senior Support Worker, you may be required to work alone with the people you support or as part of a team, and may be required to provide support in any location appropriate to meet the needs of the service.

If you are a confident, valued and participating Team Player with equal abilities to effectively time manage, plan and meet crucial deadlines under your own steam and drive...we are waiting for your Application.

Role Overview:

You will be responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of person centred support plans, and ensuring high quality support is being provided to each of the people that we support. Carrying out other duties designated by the Field Support Supervisor or relevant line manager which include delegation of duties to support workers, you will also promote good practice at all times and act as an effective and positive role model. 

Reporting to and under the instruction of the Field Support Supervisor: your role will consist of the following key area's:

  • Assisting with the day to day supervision and management of the service, including participating in the recruitment and induction of new staff.
  • Participating, planning and running of the day to day events of the service in accordance with the choices of the people you support.
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures and specific contractual compliance applicable to the service and the company are followed and understood in order to comply with regulations, commissioning  and good practice
  • Recording and completing any appropriate documentation in order to ensure that individuals’ records, observations or research results are accurate and informative.
  • Undertaking and/or assisting individuals with household activities such as cooking, mealtimes, laundering and cleaning in order to promote a healthy environment for the people you support and the promotion of independent living.

Requirements:

We are keen to attract experienced staff who can "hit the ground running" and want to progress in their career development. - Good knowledge of the Transforming Care Programme 

  • Minimum of NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Health & Social Care or a willingness to work towards.

  • Excellent communication and written skills inclusive of: assessment, report writing and organisational skills.

  • Experience of working in partnership with people with diverse needs, both service users and carers; and colleagues and providers.

  • Ability to organise your own time and work to deadlines. 

  • Be a great team player and communicator
  • Have a warm and friendly personality
  • Have a respectful and sensitive communication style
  • Be self-motivated, with a can do attitude
  • Full UK driving Licence with access to a vehicle is desired

Benefits:

We offer a great range of benefits which include:-

  1. Free DBS Disclosure**
  2. Holidays 
  3. Salary scale / Training & Progression
  4. Life insurance & Pension Scheme
  5. Cycle to work scheme
  6. Retail rewards & savings
  7. Long service awards
  8. Refer a friend from £250 - £750 (T&C’s Apply)

We offer sleep-ins at competitive rates.

**Should your employment with Voyage Care terminate for any reason within the first 3 months of your employment start date, the full cost of the DBS Disclosure will be repayable back to us and deducted from your final salary. 

 

Our Senior Support Workers have a sound experience of supporting people with varying care needs and are familiar with leading a team; with a commitment to care and a passion for making a difference. In return, we offer all the training, benefits and options for career development you would expect from a leader in our field.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a motivated and determined team. So make a great career move.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. We are an equal opportunities employer.

All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS/PVG check for Regulated Activity which will include a check against the Barred adult list.

*Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

         

 

Role Specific Requirements -

 

Driver: Flexible on Driver Requirement

Gender: Female Only