Support Worker

Posted 16 August by Suffolk County Council

We have a number of new exciting opportunities at Suffolk County Council for driven individuals to become a Support Worker joining our Home First Service. We have either full or part time positions available with various hours at a competitive rate of £8.90 per hour plus benefits.

Home First is an in-house care and re-ablement agency who works on behalf of Suffolk County Council. We assist people to regain and maintain their independence, allowing them to remain living independently in their own homes for longer.

About the Support Worker role:

You will be supporting people in their own homes; either enabling them to regain their independence on a short-term basis or assisting people who require longer-term care.

Vacancies available across all of Suffolk covering:

- North (Lowestoft)

- East (Coastal)

- Central (Mid)

- South (Ipswich)

- West (Bury St Edmunds)

In return for joining us as our Support Worker, we can offer you:

- Guaranteed hours at either full or part time

- Excellent rates of pay, including enhanced rates for bank holiday

- Free induction training

- Free uniform and DBS (CRB) check

- Free training including Care Certificate and Level 2 Health and Social Care qualification

- Paid mileage (45p) and paid travel time

- Refer a friend bonus (T&Cs apply)

- Mobile phone

- Wide range of benefits including local authority pension, childcare vouchers, high street discounts and car lease scheme (Ts and Cs apply).

The Support Worker Working Hours:

There are guaranteed hours of up to 32 hpw, plus the possibility to work additional hours. For part time hours, your availability for work needs to cover a minimum of three shifts on your scheduled days of work. Shifts are:

- 7am - 11am

- 11am - 3pm

- 3pm - 7pm

- 7pm - 11pm

A variety of working patterns are available, to be negotiated / agreed:

- 6, 8 or 9-day fortnight

- Evening and / or weekend working only

You will need to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to personal transport.

Closing Date: Sunday 9th September, 11.30pm  

Reference Number: SCC02790

If you would like to join our team as a new Support Worker or find out more information, then please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you! Please read the Job and Person Profile for this post before applying.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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