Home Support Worker - Mobile Response - Various Jobs

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Kirklees
Adults & Health
Adults Social Care Operation
Social Care - Adults
Various
4
Across Kirklees
Temporary, Permanent
Until October 2023
Grade 5
£15,910 - £16,228 for 28 hours and £17,047 - £17,388 for 30 hours
7% enhancement for working over a 7 day rota (included in calculation above)

Kirklees Council are recruiting Home Support Workers for the

MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM

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)

3 x Permanent posts (1 x 28 hours and 2 x 30 hours per week)

1 x Temporary post (28 hours per week until October 2023)

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
  • Reassurance 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

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.

 

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email: jobs@kirklees.gov.uk or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment, please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

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.

18 December 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.