Advanced Skills Worker

England, Essex, Basildon
£26801 - £30906 per annum
02 Dec 2020
30 Dec 2020
Job role
Support Worker
Contract Type
Part Time

Advanced Skills Worker

Permanent, Part Time

£26,801 - £30,906 Per Annum

Location: Basildon - Longwood Place Care Home

Closing Date: 16th December 2020

***This is a Part-Time role, 26 hours per week. The Annual salary advertised would be Pro Rata***

The Adult Social Care function supports vulnerable people, their families and networks. This role delivers direct provision of services to people with a learning disability and/or autism and their families and reports to an experienced registered home's manager. This is a great opportunity to make a difference to people's lives and work in a dynamic and person-centred way.

This role offers a highly competitive salary, flat rate allowance payable at 10% (dependent on hours) and excellent training opportunities to support individual and service develop.

About the Role

The Advanced Skills Worker role is a new and exciting opportunity. The worker is responsible for leading on practice, both facilitating and supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism to live safe, healthy and meaningful lives as part of their communities from a CQC registered residential short break home setting. They work as a key part of a supportive and diverse team and have excellent skills to work independently alongside people, their families, networks and communities. They will be an experienced and professional practitioner who clearly evidences their support of adults by working collaboratively with them to establish a positive working relationship. They know that if their intervention is based on their strengths, hopes and dreams that they will thrive.

The role is responsible for the effective practice in a residential home environment, providing support and guidance to adults and their families to ensure robust support through excellent adult social care practice. It is essential that a caring, safe and secure environment is created on a day to day basis alongside specialist expertise to enhance the opportunities to improve outcomes for people.

As an experienced and professional practitioner, the post holder will utilise their expertise in care planning and work directly with adults and colleagues to meet individual outcomes. They will also provide day to day practice guidance to other residential home staff and will formally supervise other residential workers and assistants as determined by the Homes manager.

About You

We are seeking people who are committed to enabling people with a Learning disability and/or autism to live meaningful lives. You'll need to educated to RFQ Level 3 or 4 Caring for adults and/or willing to attain this within 24 months and/or equivalent by experience.

An excellent understanding of the range of strengths, assets, risks and opportunities for people with a learning disability and/or autism is essential, along with experience of continued professional development and knowledge in a relevant professional setting.

What we Offer in Return

We'll support you to be to your best, with the resources, training and development to empower you. You can add to your expertise, with a range of opportunities offered by our award-winning Essex Social Care Academy. And, with flexible working options and other lifestyle benefits, we'll enable you to make the most of your life outside work, too.

Apply Now

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888 or email