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Care and Support Worker

Closing date: 30/08/2022

Reference: REQ104003

35 hours / Permanent

20,444 - 21,695 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

If you are a caring and compassionate individual, then we would like to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting a Care and Support Assistant on a 35 hour contract, to join our expanding Targeted Care and Enablement Service. As a relief Care and Support Assistant, you will have the freedom and flexibility to work on a basis that suits you.

About the Targeted Care and Enablement Service:

Your role will provide a short intensive enablement service for people with disabilities and those who are frail and recovering from illness or injury, focusing on helping people to restore optimum level of independent functioning. The role will also provide a bridging service to those whose needs require ongoing home based care either at the end of their re-ablement period pending handover to an ongoing care provider, or to meet the long term care needs of people in urgent, challenging or fast response situations pending handover to an ongoing care provider.

The Service provides support for people who are experiencing a change in their ability to look after themselves following an accident or due to illness. The service offers a comprehensive range of personal and practical enablement care services for adults within Ceredigion, to enable them to continue living in the community, in accordance with their own lifestyle, and with independence, dignity, safety and respect. The key objective is to enhance the quality of life and relieve the stresses experienced by those who have reduced independence in their own home as a result of a disability, illness or age and offering an enabling service to maximise independence.

About the Care and Support Assistant role:

As an Care and Support Assistant, your key tasks will be to provide support and encouragement in regaining skills or using equipment to aid:

  • Bathing/Personal care
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Mobility and transfers
  • Kitchen skills
  • Exercise programmes for rehabilitation and development under the instruction of a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist if required
  • Medication

You will ensure that:

  • Each Service User is valued and has the right to control their own affairs
  • Every Service User has control over how they live their life, make their own decisions and freely express their wishes and preferences
  • All Service Users have equal rights and are entitled to protection against any form of discrimination or abuse

This is a fantastic opportunity for a caring and compassionate individual to join a friendly and dedicated team and make a real difference. 

We’ve made it easier for you to apply by simplifying our application form. Submitting an application is now easier than ever! Whilst previous care experience is useful, it is not essential as full ‘on the job’ training will be provided.

Driving License and own car with business use insurance.

In exchange for your skills and interest, we will offer in return a range of employee benefits, including:

  • From 26 up to 36 days annual leave days per year (plus 8 public holidays)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including the Cycle to Work scheme
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including discounted memberships to our local leisure centres
  • Life-style savings and Vectis card

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dawn James, Team Manager Targeted Care and Enablement Service, on 01545574092.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

Safeguarding adults at risk is a key priority for us. We aim to support adults at risk to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. We acknowledge that adults at risk have a right to protection and will take action to safeguard their welfare. Each member of staff and volunteer is expected to share this commitment, and we will require an Enhanced Check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Gofal – Targeted Intervention Services

We are at the core of Ceredigion’s through-age social care provision and we focus on ensuring that each individual receives the intervention that is best placed to meet their needs or, where necessary, guide them to early help or specialist services. Our functions include:
Porth Gofal Intake and Triage Team

  • Targeted Intervention Services
  • Fostering Services
  • Residential and Day Care Services
  • Housing Services
  • Integrated Community Equipment Stores
  • Emergency Duty Team