Community Support Workers, Whitbourne House

Job specification

Location:
Swindon
Hours:
Various
Salary:
£20,206 p.a pro rata
Closing date:
11/01/2021
Date posted:
15/10/2020
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Community Support Workers (CSW). This is to include earlies, lates and alternative weekend working within Whitbourne House Care home.

Providing practical, emotional and physical support for older people living with dementia and Rehab for service users residents in the Discharge to assess units. This is a varied role within a friendly supportive team with opportunity to engage in fundraising, day trips and activities to support older people to maintain skills in order to maximise their independence.

You will be required to participate in the assessment and care/support planning process. To continuously assess service users' needs and monitor the aims, objectives and outcomes of the Support/Care Plan. You will administering prescribed medication to individual service users.  Full training will be given to allow you to develop in the role. You will need to be aware and comply with Health & Safety, Manual Handling, COSHH, Food Hygiene, Fire, First Aid and Accident/Incident policies as set down by the organisation.

Ideally you will have experience of caring for vulnerable older people in the community or a care home environment. You will have sound knowledge of supporting people with dementia, be aware of issues affecting vulnerable people and of anti-discriminatory practice. NVQ level 2 in care is essential.

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).

In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.

N.B. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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. 

To apply send your CV and a supporting statement which outlines your suitability for the role to resourcing@swindon.gov.uk 
 

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