Support Worker, Fessey House (days and nights available)

Job specification

Location:
Swindon
Hours:
Various shift patterns available including alternate weekends
Salary:
£22,485 p.a. pro rata
Closing date:
08/02/2023
Job reference:
RNR000614-10
Date posted:
11/01/2023
At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

Fessey House is not your “traditional” care home.

Our 68 bed home comprises of 6 individual purpose built units, each of which include a kitchen, lounge and dining room.

Our service users are aged 65+, all with a cognitive impairment such as Dementia.  It is a unique, modern environment, recently extended, with vast landscaped gardens and communal activity rooms for our residents to enjoy. 

Fessey House aims to provide a supported living environment where older people can feel safe, secure and free to live their lives as independently as possible.

Privacy, dignity and the right to make choices are paramount in our approach to providing the highest quality service for those who choose to make Fessey House their home.

The service we provide is designed to meet the needs to each individual in such a way as to provide them with the opportunity to maintain as much control over their own lives as possible.

But don’t just take our word for it. See what our workers have to say about working at Fessey House by following this link.

Your next role

As a Support Worker, you will complement our current friendly team, providing practical, emotional and physical support for older people living with dementia and rehab for service users residents in the discharge to assess units.

We pride ourselves on the person-centred approach we have for supporting both our individuals and their families.

You will participate in the assessment and care/support planning process while continuously assessing our service users' needs and monitor the aims, objectives and outcomes of their individual plans (including administering prescribed medications).

A requirement for this role is that you are aware and comply with Health & Safety, Manual Handling, COSHH, Food Hygiene, Fire, First Aid and Accident/Incident policies as set down by the organisation. Full training will be given to allow you to develop in the role.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

As part of the COVID19 strategy this role will be subject to regular covid19 testing, as per the guidance set out by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Working with us

We offer a mixture of shift patterns including “earlies”, “lates” and “nights”. Specific times and social hours can be discussed in person should you be shortlisted to attend an interview with us.

Fessey House is located on Brookdene in Haydon Wick, easily accessible by bus between Orbital Shopping Park and Park North on the number 5 service or between Taw Hill and Middle Wichel on the number 11 service.

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

Please ensure you include if you are interested in Days or Nights in your supporting statement.

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Sharron Black, email sblack@swindon.gov.uk

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email resourcing@swindon.gov.uk