Support and Development Worker (BSL) x2

Cumbria County Council
£25,927 - £26,446
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Job role
Officer, Social Worker, Support Worker
Contract Type
Full time

Are you a caring and friendly individual, fluent in British Sign Language?

We are seeking caring, compassionate & enthusiastic individuals to support a deaf gentleman with Learning Disabilities in his home and within his local community.

You will have the opportunity to make a real difference to someone’s life, supporting our service user to maintain their independence by promoting communication through the use of British Sign Language (BSL).

What the team say

“No two ways about it, this role is unique in every way!”

“Being a hearing person in a deaf staff team may be perceived as quite a daunting prospect, working with a team with true passion and commitment has really helped me develop my BSL skills.”

“I can honestly say this is the first role, in 32 years as a support worker, I feel part of a true team/family”

About the Role
Being a Support and Development Worker is a varied, challenging and incredibly rewarding role, where the support provided can make a real difference to people’s lives. In this role, you will support this specific individual, getting to know them and supporting their wellbeing by providing both physical and emotional support. This includes assistance and support with general care, such as providing support and encouragement as specified in care plans, monitoring progress, and teaching key life skills.

You will also spend quality time with this individual, helping them get out into their community as much as is possible. This is especially important, now more than ever, and you will get to know individual interests, ensuring hobbies and comforts are catered too.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone who is British Sign Language trained and has experience working in a person-centred role. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and the difference you are making to this person’s life.

You will be friendly and compassionate, with the ability to motivate yourself. The role will be over a 24-hour period, and shifts are across all 7 days of the week, including evening, weekend work and sleep in’s, which are essential to the wellbeing and safety of the tenants. You will be there to support, but also to respond to any issues or emergencies that arise.

If this sound like you and you have a genuine passion for supporting people, then we want to hear from you! 

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with an Adults Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Adults.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Cumbria County Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Cumbria County Council.

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