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Senior Support Worker - Willowbank/Bircham House

Salary:
£9.34 per hour
Location:
Sawston
Company:
Longhurst Group

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Do you want to work for a company where you can make a difference?

Do you have a passion to make a real difference to improving the lives of our residents/ service users? Well this may be the role for you. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated Senior Support Worker to join our care and support team at Willowbank and Bircham House.

The Role

Here at Longhurst Group we want to deliver excellent Care and Support Services which are both individualised and customer-led, promoting wellbeing and support for older vulnerable adults by creating a vibrant, forward thinking culture which can help make a difference to our residents’ quality of life. Extra Care schemes provide high quality accommodation and care for older people. With a 24-hour on-site care team, residents receive personal care tailored to their needs in an extremely warm and welcoming environment.

As a Senior Night Support Worker, you will:

Be responsible for supporting a team of Extra Care Support Workers, to provide a flexible responsive service to people using the service.
Maintain accurate records of support provided, undertake holistic care plans, risk assessments and reviews to ensure service users are able to access a range of relevant, local services.
You will provide support, sometimes at short notice, to service users living in their own home or elsewhere.

About You

Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for working in the care sector and will appreciate the importance of providing care for older vulnerable adults. We are looking for a Senior Support Workers who goes that extra mile whilst working as part of a team. In order to deliver service excellence, you must demonstrate empathy, patience, humour and a ‘can do’ attitude.?

As a Senior Support Worker, you will:

Be qualified to NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent experience.
Demonstrate a good level of ICT skills and have experience of working with all MS Office programmes.
Have proven ability to motivate others and form good working relationships.
Have knowledge and understanding of National Care Standards; regulatory QA requirements; the workings of social care and health care.
Be a driver to be able to float from site to site.

About Us

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 22,500 homes and high-quality care and support services. With a clear vision to improve the lives of our customers and our colleagues through our shared values and integrated services, the Group has ambitious plans for the future and is always looking to grow.

You will be joining the organisation following the launch of our 2025 strategy, which concentrates on improving the lives of customers and colleagues by focusing on the areas of financial resilience and health and wellbeing.

From July 1 2019, Longhurst Group’s four member companies – Axiom Housing Association, Friendship Care and Housing, Spire Homes and L&H Homes – will come together to form one organisation. The change will mean that any future communication you receive about this role will be from Longhurst Group.

Why Apply

At Longhurst Group we value and respect our people. We recognise that our success rests on the shoulders of committed staff, so we want to make sure that everyone feels supported and appreciated. Being part of Longhurst Group means living our values. In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the Boundaries and Fun and Fair. It is through our values that we will continue to shape the future, making a positive difference within our local communities and creating places where people want to live.

Benefits Package

We offer an attractive employee benefit package including generous annual leave, pension scheme and training and development opportunities.

Vetting Requirements

Employment for this role is subject to pre-employment checks and will be conditional upon a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure and two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature.

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Closing Date: 8th April 2020. Interview Date: TBC

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