Home Support Workers - STUST - North Kirklees (Dewsbury/Mirfield or Batley/Spen)

Organisation:

Kirklees

Contract Type:

Permanent

Job ID:

6757

Closing Date:

31/12/2022

No quick apply - please check job description for how to apply

BASED IN NORTH KIRKLEES - DEWSBURY/MIRFIELD OR BATLEY/SPEN

What Kirklees STUST can offer you:

  • Uniform provided
  • Full payment of contracted hours including training
  • A comprehensive, extensive training and induction programme
  • Six-month probationary period
  • Monthly mileage payments (using claim form)
  • Funding and support to complete Care Certificate
  • Ongoing training and supervision
  • Direct support during working hours including Out of Hours
  • Career development and progression
  • Paid DBS
  • Access to Kirklees employee benefits 

Permanent contracts available.

This is a rolling advert - applications will be checked and shortlisted regularly.

Shifts will include weekends, evenings, and Public Holidays. You will be required to work across North or South Kirklees in order to meet the needs of the service. You will work 14 shifts over a 4-week period which will include 2 weeks on early shifts starting at approx 7.00am (maybe 6.00am if service require) and 2 weeks on late shifts starting at approx 3.00pm. 

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.

Kirklees Council are recruiting Home Support Workers in the Short Term and Urgent Support Teams. The teams provide a range of services to adults living in their own homes in partnership with health colleagues. All of our services have a re-ablement ethos and aim to provide support which helps people to be as independent as possible.

It is essential that you have a high level of understanding of Adult Social Care. You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional training and development and possess a basic awareness of both health and safety issues and food hygiene.

You will be expected to read the Care Plans and other documents such as risk assessments to ensure you can support people safely and record how you have supported them on the daily recording sheets.

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. 

Watch our video to see how working as a Home Support Officer really makes a difference to people’s lives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXs3AyNLKsI

If you would like to find out more about this role, please email STUST.Recruitment@kirklees.gov.uk.

You will be working with service users who may have restricted mobility and/or challenging behaviour. Following an offer of appointment, you will be required to undertake a standard medical screening and any other medical screening as determined by the Occupational Health Unit appropriate to occupational risk.

Travel is an essential part of this job and therefore it would be extremely difficult for you to do your job effectively if you did not use a car for all or most of the time.  It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and it is expected that you will have use of your own car. (Exceptions can be made for disabled applicants).