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Support Worker

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

Job Introduction

Are you looking to develop a career supporting people to live an inspiring life and help them to achieve their goals? If so, then we have the perfect job for you at Milton Keynes Council. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic support worker to help make a difference to vulnerable adults in the community. You will be joining a friendly, professional, and supportive team; your work with Council colleagues and other key partners you will help people to achieve positive outcomes.

Main Responsibility

  • Carrying out home visits and helping people achieve tasks that have been set out in their individual support plan
  • Managing a case load with support from the persons allocated worker
  • Partnership working with colleagues in adult social care and with other key professionals/agencies
  • Ensuring all work and interactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner

The Ideal Candidate

  • Someone who has good communication and listening skills
  • Someone who is practical and organised
  • Someone with computer skills and is confident with using IT systems
  • Able to work independently, using your own initiative
  • Access to a vehicle to use for work
  • If you have past experience in this area of work great, if not, don’t be put off as full training and support will be provided – we need compassionate, dedicated people who want to help others.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 18.8%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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