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Support Worker

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

Job Introduction

We’re seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our Day Services where we support adults with learning disabilities who attend our service.

Being a Support Worker is a rewarding role where you’ll make a real difference to someone’s life. You’ll build genuine connections, as you help people with all aspects of their daily lives, including personal care, activities, and personal development.

You’ll work closely with our friendly and professional team, especially with your manager and your mentor to ensure you’re providing the best quality of day-to-day care. We’ll provide you with all relevant training as with on-the-job experience.

If you’re looking for a supportive new role where you can experience variety in a fast-paced team and develop your career by working with experienced health and social care professionals, as well as the reward you’ll feel by helping others, this could be the role for you.

Working hours are 8:45am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

For any queries please do not hesitate to contact Minenhle Sitsebe 01908 254040 or Richard Wilkes 01908 522952.

Main Responsibility

  • Deliver personalised care and support to people with a range of support needs, this may include people with learning disabilities, and/or complex health/physical needs.
  • Record information using IT systems as well as giving verbal and written handovers and feedback to colleagues, families and other professionals.
  • Complete all mandatory and additional training identified as required, this will include safeguarding vulnerable adults, moving and handling and supporting with medication. 
  • Provide support in line with individual care plans, reporting changes in a person’s needs, and following instruction from Team leaders and Operational managers.​

The Ideal Candidate

  • Kind and wants to make a difference to the lives of others.
  • Observant and will identify risks and changes in a person that need to be reported.
  • Can communicate well both verbally and in writing.
  • Flexible with a positive approach.
  • Can commit to undertake mandatory training and willing to learn new skills.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.

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