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Community Support Workers


Empanda Care & Support Ltd CIC

Closing Date: 30/11/21

Community Support Workers

Salary £9.24 – £9.74 per hour

Full and part-time positions available

Plus Relief (Bank) Community Support Worker roles

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 enthusiastic, passionate and motivated individuals to join our team to provide care and support to adults with learning disabilities either in our residential respite care service or in the community. 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 services to adults with a learning disability – 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/Relief Community Support Worker, you will be based at Oak Trees Respite Service in Attleborough, where you will assess the needs of individuals and develop plans to meet those needs. You will assist customers with their personal care needs and budgeting, as well as support with menu planning, shopping, cooking and domestic tasks. Within our supported living contracts, you will help customers to understand their tenancy agreement, as well as offering support with decorating, simple DIY and home maintenance.

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. You will also provide support in accessing facilities within the community, including leisure activities and in promoting independence. Having the use of a car, a full driving license and Business Class 1 Insurance is essential for this role. Due to new legislation coming into effect in November 2021, all applicants will need to provide evidence that they have received both Covid-19 vaccinations.

You will work within a flexible working rota to provide appropriate support for service users which includes sleep-in duties as required, paid at £41.50 per night. 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: 30 November 2021

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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