We provide high-quality, person-centred care to adults with learning disabilities, autism, dementia and the elderly. But for us it’s more than that. We change and enhance lives every day through the work we in our day and respite services and in peoples own homes. We do this by maximising their social, emotional, and physical independence to the absolute maximum while promoting independence, choice and control.
Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.
Within the Vivo service we provide high-quality, person-centred care to adults with learning disabilities, autism, dementia and the elderly. But for us it’s more than that. We change and enhance lives every day through the work we in our day and respite services and in peoples own homes. We do this by maximising their social, emotional, and physical independence to the absolute maximum while promoting independence, choice and control.
Our values are important to all of us, we live and breathe them, they are who we are and how we work together in environments where you and our service users can be inspired to reach your and their potential. If you share our values and commitment, then you’re our kind of person.
Where our vacancy is:
We have a vacancy in our Northwich Supported Living service. In this team we support groups of three or four of people with learning disabilities living in their own shared home within the community.
Each home is different and reflects the needs and personalities of its residents. They are all equipped with everything the team of support workers need to enhance their lives.
Some of the people we support have complex needs and need support with eating, personal care (bathing, toileting and continence) and can display challenging behaviours. Working in this environment you will develop great relationships and life skills as well as developing professionally.
A dedicated group of night staff are on duty overnight with colleagues supporting throughout the day working shifts including early, late and some split shifts. You will enjoy working alongside the people we support promoting their independence fully accessing the community and supporting them at clubs, groups and socialising.
Various vacancies across Northwich: Both days & nights posts ranging from 15 hours per week to 30 hours per week.
Salary: £21,189 – £21,968 per year (up to: £11.39 day, £14.24 night/weekend, £17.08 bank holiday)
The job is about supporting people
With dignity and care to maximise their independence, putting them at the centre of everything you do
Dressing, feeding, personal care (bathing, toileting and continence care), with finances and giving medications
Accessing the community, shopping, clubs, groups, swimming, socialising with family and friends joining in too
Cleaning, cooking, ironing
Keep accurate and up-to-date records and contribute to and follow care plans
Ensure they are safeguarded at all times
And work flexibly as part of a team on early, late and weekends shifts
We are looking for someone who
Shares our values
Has a commitment to people with learning and other disabilities
Has the ability to learn and develop skills and a commitment to gaining level 2 QCF/NVQ in Social Care (or who already has it)
Willing to undertake personal care and able to undertake manual handing tasks
Able to support people in the community e.g. shopping, swimming, clubs and activities
Reliable, flexible and a team player
And in return
The benefits of working for the Council go well beyond making a difference to people’s lives, as well as working within a supportive environment with people who share your values you will have access to a huge range of benefits including discounts on:
High street and supermarket shopping
Cash back scheme on any medical treatment that you may require via Medicash
Car lease scheme (Brand new fully maintained and insured car for 3 years in return for a fixed monthly payment via salary sacrifice)
Cycle Scheme (Save up to £320 on the cost of a brand-new bike and equipment)
We also offer:
A generous holiday allowance starting at 26 days pro rata (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service to 31 days
An excellent career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 22.3%. (Employer contributions elsewhere are typically 3%)
Opportunity to do additional shifts
A full induction programme and fully funded ongoing training and support from your very first day
Supported to achieve QCF level 2 Social Care qualification
The opportunity to develop your skills and career
Rewards and Recognition for going above and beyond such as additional annual leave and shopping vouchers
Wide variety of working patterns
Opportunity to purchase up to 10 days additional annual leave
Free DBS checks
Lifestyle Support – our employee assistance programme, which offers free 24/7 confidential assistance, practical information and emotional support.
Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.
Please note that this job is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme
About Disability Confident
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