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Support Worker

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Support Worker - Wansbeck Supported Living Service, Bedlington.

Wansbeck Supported Living Service, supports individuals with learning disabilities and personality disorders who may display behaviours of concern, to help them live in their own homes, living a life that they choose.
We are a CQC registered service who strive to achieve an overall outstanding.

We provide a 24/7 service to support individuals in a person-centred way with all aspects of their lives, from personal care, dietary needs, domestic tasks, fun and exciting activities, community access and staying connected with family and friends, promoting a high quality of life for all.

We are currently looking for a female support worker to join our team. We are looking for someone who is caring, compassionate, and considerate. If you this is you, then we want to hear from you!

Please note this post has a genuine occupational requirement for a specific gender to be appointed due to the nature of the duties and the client(s) involved.

The successful candidate should have experience in a care setting, desirably with people with a learning disability and who may display behaviours of concern and should be flexible to the needs of the service and service users.

This is a 30 hour permanent position.
NCC Band 4 salary - £24,294 - £25,979 (pro rata for part time employees) - £12.59 per hour. Pay Enhancements are given for Night shifts/weekend work 

· NVQ/QCF level 2 in health and social care or equivalent is preferable
· This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
· A willingness to undertake further training to meet the needs of the service

For informal enquiries please contact Linda Ait Lahcen Service Manager or Claire Wealleans Assistant Manger Tel 01670823831.

For further information please see the attached job description and personal spec.

About NCC:
Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

Why choose us?
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)
· Pay Enhancements for Night shifts/weekend work
· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands
· A range of salary sacrifice schemes
· Car leasing scheme
· Staff Networks - run by staff for staff. Providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development eg. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disablity), LGBT+, Mental wellbeing, Menopause and Racial Equality.

Please note the closing date for this post is midnight on 21st December 2023.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.  

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