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Community Support Worker


Empanda Care & Support Ltd CIC

Closing Date: 28/01/22

Community Support Worker

Salary £9.24 per hour (rising to £10.00 per hour in April 2022)

** Join us now and receive a £200 starting bonus plus a further £300 on successful completion of six-month probationary period **

25 hours per week (Mon-Fri) – Typical shifts: 9am-3pm, 10am-3pm and 10am-4pm

Based at Oak Trees, Attleborough and Outreach Contracts

Are you interested in a social care role where you can make a real difference? We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated individual to join our team to provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities. You would be joining a highly skilled and talented team rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC and an organisation recently rated at 9.4/10 as a caring and supportive employer by our Learning Disabilities Team.

We would particularly welcome applications from experienced care professionals or those looking for a new challenge in this extremely rewarding role.

At Empanda, we offer two care and support services to adults with learning disabilities – Respite Care and Supported Living.

Respite Care – Based on the outskirts of Attleborough, Oak Trees is a purpose-built building staffed 24/7, offering short-term accommodation for up to four adults at a time, with over 100 adults staying each year.

Supported Living – Offers personalised support to people living in their own home.

About the role

As a Community Support Worker, you will be based at Oak Trees Respite Service in Attleborough, but will support people with learning disabilities on a 1:1 basis to get out and about and take part in a range of activities in the wider community. You will provide support in accessing facilities, including leisure activities, and in promoting independence.

Care and support also covers health and wellbeing, with our team supporting customers to make and attend appointments with health care professionals, with safety and security, and with establishing and maintaining relationships with friends and family. Having the use of a car, a full driving license and Business Class 1 Insurance is essential for this role. Due to new legislation that came into effect in November, all applicants will need to provide evidence that they have received both Covid-19 vaccinations.

The role is for 25 hours per week (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 9am and 4pm. You will work within a flexible working rota to provide appropriate support for service users. All applications will be subject to pre-employment checks including Right to Work in the UK, enhanced DBS and references.

If you share the Empanda ethos and values of offering person-centred care and support of the highest quality to adults with a learning disability, then we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat about joining our Learning Disabilities team, please contact Kerrie Good, Director (Learning Disabilities) on 01953 457360, or email her at respite@empanda.org.uk

Closing Date: 28 January 2022

Empanda reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications ahead of the closing date, or the closing date may be extended to allow further applications.

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