Home Support Worker - Mobile Response

Location
Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Salary
£18,795 - £19,171 per annum
Posted
26 May 2020
Closes
31 Dec 2020
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Kirklees Council are recruiting Home Support Workers for the

MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM

NIGHTS AND DAYS

CAR DRIVERS ONLY – POOL CAR PROVIDED

For the post you will have access to a pool car vehicle when on shift (for council Business only)

£14,223 - £14,507 (28hr DAY SHIFTS) per annum

£15,239- £15,544 (30hr NIGHT SHIFTS) per annum

£10,159 - £10,362 (20hrs NIGHT SHIFTS) per annum

This equates to £9.74 - £9.94 per hour plus additional enhancements will be paid for all roles

Social Care is at the heart of our communities, providing care and support for vulnerable people at various stages of their lives and for a variety of reasons. It is challenging and demanding work, yet ultimately rewarding as you can directly make a difference to the quality of a persons’ life and their day to day experiences.

The Mobile Response Service provides a fast and effective response to support Service Users who have a ‘carephone’. The support we provide will be in their own home, in situations where the Service User may need urgent assistance.

Your role will include supporting individuals in a time of crisis and when they need urgent help.

For example:

  • Where there is no response from individuals to telephone calls (from carephones)
  • Non-injury Falls and accidents
  • Personal care needs
  • Re- assurance calls
  • Problems with assistive technology

Your role may also include supporting individuals with their daily activities which can include getting up (you may be required to support with elements of moving and handling including hoists as part of the role), personal care (which can be of an intimate nature), showering/bathing, assisting with toileting, dressing and getting people ready for the day ahead / all meals and drinks / support to mobilise around their home / medication management / getting ready for bed etc

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE ROLES WITH THE MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM 

DAY SHIFTS

28 HOUR CONTRACT - 8 hrs shifts – on a 4 week rolling rota

Early shift (7am – 3pm) / Late shift (2:30pm – 10:30pm)

Week 1 = early shifts (Mon / Tues / Weds / Sat / Sun) – 5 days

Week 2 = early shifts (Thurs / Friday) – 2 days

Week 3 = late shifts (Mon / Tues / Fri / Sat / Sun) – 5 days

Week 4 = late shifts (Weds / Thurs) – 2 days

NIGHT SHIFTS

30 & 20 HOUR CONTRACT - 10 hour shifts on 7 week rolling rota

30hrs 3 consecutive shifts Monday to Sunday (10pm – 8am)

20hrs 2 consecutive shifts Monday to Sunday (10pm – 8am) 

All Shifts will include weekends, evenings, and Public Holidays.

Please note: You will be required to work across all of North or South Kirklees in order to meet the needs of the service. 

Closing date  

31 December 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Related information

Support Worker Job Description.pdf – 40KB