Community Support Worker
"I love working at Pearce Lodge, our service users are full of character and amazing.
The staff are so enthusiastic, supportive and a good laugh!"
At the Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.
Pearce Lodge in Hazel Grove provides care and support to four young people who have physical and/or learning needs. They have for full and part time opportunities either day or night to support the services users at home, in the community and carrying out interest lead activities. This is a rewarding role where you will see the positive difference you can make every day.
As a Community Support Worker you will join a dedicated team who provide a high standard of care and support to our young people, some who are high dependency. The role is incredibly diverse and will include the following responsibilities;
- Getting to know the service users and their interests and needs
- Giving personal care, for instance, washing, personal hygiene, changing pads, dressing, hair and make-up
- Administering medication
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding
- Food Preparation and support with meal times
- Carrying out general tasks like housework, laundry and shopping
- Giving emotional and practical support
- Helping to organise activities
- Moving and Handling
- First Aid
One of our service users has additional needs and requires additional support such as;
- Ventilation Management
- Cough Assist
- Tracheotomy care
The pay grade displayed for this post is determined in line with the NJC job evaluation scheme. Please note that regardless of experience or qualifications, all new Together Trust staff will start on the first pay-point of the relevant pay grade. Within each pay grade there are six points. Staff will progress from point to point on an annual basis providing that they meet the criteria set in the Together Trust pay policy.
Please note that role profiles are generic and are not meant to capture specific qualifications for specific roles. Therefore, please ensure you refer to the job description for specific details and requirements about the role you wish to apply for.
You will receive full training and support for the role, however, we would prefer that you have some experience of providing care at this level, whether within a care home, hospital or home care/domiciliary setting. You will be a naturally caring individual who takes pride in their work and goes the extra mile, however this is an incredibly rewarding role! Please advise what hours you are looking for in your application.
As part of Together Trusts commitment to our staff and service users, any new recruits will be required to undertake pre-employment checks and a tailored training programme before commencing their role. Each programme will be specific to the role and service you are successful for. The trust training programmes and therefore start dates are fixed so you will be required to attend the next available induction dependent on when your pre-employment checks are complete. We advise all successful candidates to be mindful of this when handing in their notice.
This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email