Care and Support Worker
Improving outcomes for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and autism
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Tudor Gardens is a CQC registered residential provision for adults with learning disabilities and is rated good. Currently the home is undergoing the deregistration process, moving towards Supported Living Services. It is a service that is designed to support Brent Citizens in retaining their independence in their local communities. It offers support for education, recreational activities as well involvement in local communities that reflect on individuals’ hobbies and interests.
You will be responsible for the wellbeing of service users, giving adequate support to maximise their dignity, independence and privacy. The role also includes supporting individuals to access meaningful activities and develop social and life skills that will enable them to make choices and take control of their lives.
You must be prepared to support service users in their chosen activities such as shopping or visiting leisure and entertainment facilities. Support will need to be given in areas such as daily living skills, personal care home washing, dressing, toileting, feeding, intimate personal care and administering medication.
You will be working closely with their families and other professionals to identify interests, wishes and a lifestyle that is tailored to each individual.
We are looking for Care and Support Worker who are compassionate and empathetic in their approach to supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. It is essential to demonstrate that treating individuals with dignity and respect comes naturally and that you understand that our clients have a right to expect this.
Knowledge and experience of supporting people with learning disabilities and autism as well proven skills in and evaluating and monitoring service user’s progress is vital for this role. You will be responsible for promoting team work and possess excellent communication skills.
You will have NVQ Level 3 equivalent or above in Health and Social Care. You will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development.
Closing Date: 30 May 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.