Residential Social Care Worker - Learning Disabilities

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Salary details
Grade 9 £13.35 - £14.32 per hour
Job term
Various hours available
Appointment type
As and When Required
Closing Date
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Could you make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are staying at one of our services within Derbyshire?

We’re looking for people to join our valued care teams to help us support our clients during these unprecedented circumstances.

As a residential social care worker (learning disabilities), you will support people with a wide range of abilities, including supporting with all aspects of daily living and personal care. Our services  offer a life skills service for clients who are being assessed and supported to develop their living skills, enabling them to increase their independence and access community facilities, as well as short breaks and providing support to families and clients when their home and personal circumstances have changed  We are looking for residential social care workers who can work with clients using a person centered, enabling approach to encourage the development of confidence and practical and social skills. We also support clients who display behavior which can be challenging and as well as having a learning disability have mental health issues , you will need to work in a proactive way, be able to stay calm in stressful situation and be able to identify ways to deescalate potential challenging situations.

Our services are located in the following areas, please state your preference and maximum travelling distance on your application: Alfreton, Chesterfield, Long Eaton and Swadlincote.

If you’re looking for either a short or longer term rewarding role that offers flexible working hours to suit your needs, good rates of pay, high quality training and supports people with a learning disability and/or autism, then please apply for this post. It’s your chance to make a difference to local peoples’ lives and you’ll be fully supported and protected. Applicants must hold an NVQ level 3 in care or equivalent.

Please note that if you already work in another health and social care setting (e.g. another care home, home care provider or hospital ward) and intend to remain in that job, we will be unable to offer you a post with us at the moment. This is due to Public Health England guidance that advises care staff should not move between facilities due to the risk of transferring coronavirus.

We will pay for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, as well as provide full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The job will require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Enhanced rates of pay apply between the hours of 19:00 and 07.00 and any Bank Holidays worked.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.