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Community Support Worker


£9.06 - £9.56 per hour

Empanda Care & Support Ltd CIC

Closing Date: 07/08/20

15 hours per week (inc two weekends out of three plus sleep-ins)

Based at Oak Trees, Attleborough and Outreach Contracts (Breckland)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate individual to join our Learning Disabilities team where we offer two types of care and support service to adults with a learning difficulty – 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, 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. Having use of a car and a full driving licence is essential.

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 DBS checks 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 Difficulties team, please contact Kerrie Good, Director (Learning Difficulties) on 01953 457360, or email her at respite@empanda.org.uk

Closing Date: 7 August 2020

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