Senior Support Worker - Russell Street

  • Job Reference: Ref/1661/3759
  • Date Posted: 7 February 2024
  • Employer: Cambridge County Council
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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £13.69 to £14.91 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: £13.69 per hour - £20.53 Saturday hours- £23.96 Sunday hours
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Cambridge Accommodation Services is based in central Cambridge and supports tenants with learning disabilities in a respite, residential and supported living setting.

The role of Senior Support Worker is to lead a staff team of Support Workers to support and empower adults with a learning disability to enhance the quality of their life, maximise potential and to continue to promote and develop independence skills within their home, the community, or within a supported unit or whilst accessing respite.

You will line manage a team of Support Workers providing support, training and supervision.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

You will report to the Registered Manager to ensure the service meets the CQC requirements.

You will ensure that information within the Service is accurate and up to date and reviewed to meet requirements. This may include care plans, medication management and recording, health action plans, hospital passports, risk assessments, safeguarding, and accident and incident reports.  You will also undertake audits and quality assurance checks.

Take responsibility for more complex health needs and liaise with health professionals. Attend meetings and appointments with professionals when required. To work within Mental Capacity legislation and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and have the ability to apply legislation within your area of responsibility.

Managing staff resources to ensure the service has adequate staff cover to agreed levels will also be required.

This post is for 30 hours per week, requires you to work various shifts (between 07:00 - 22:00) and to work every other weekend and sleep-ins (£40.00 per sleep-in) as well as selected Bank Holidays as part of a rota for which additional enhancements are paid.

The starting pay for the posts is £13.69 per hour (£20.53 Saturday hours- £23.96 Sunday hours).

You will be completing a comprehensive training program and benefit from excellent career development opportunities as well as being part of a supportive team committed to delivering an excellent service for adults with disabilities.

About you

You will need to have a proficient level of written and spoken English for the purposes of case recording and will hold a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or related subject.

 As a Senior Support Worker, you will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as having proficient IT skills.

You will be able to demonstrate commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion principles and anti-discriminatory practice.

Show an understanding of the principles of a supported living/ respite Provision.

If you have any further questions, please contact Bridget - or Teo -

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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