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Home Support Workers

Salary details: £8.76 per hour (including enhancements for working rotational shifts)

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Ref: AW 9876

Kirklees Council

Adults and Health

Adult Social Care Operation

Place of Work: Across Kirklees


Contract Type: Various

Working Pattern: Various

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: Various

Closing date: 27 August 2017

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 4th September 2017 - dates to be confirmed

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Fixed Term or Permanent contracts available.

Shifts will include weekends, evenings, nights and Public Holidays. You will be required to work across North or South Kirklees in order to meet the needs of the service.

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. Just that little chat whilst you are supporting a resident or reminiscing with them or perhaps singing or reading with them can really make a difference to their day.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please attend one of our drop-in sessions:

  • Monday 7th August 2017 1:30pm – 4:00pm
    Civic Centre 1, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2NF – Conference Room, Ground Central
  • Tuesday 8th August 2017 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Slaithwaite Town Hall, Cross Street, Slaithwaite, HD7 5AF
  • Thursday 10th August 2017 2:00pm – 4:30pm
    The Eddercliffe Health Centre, Liversedge, WF15 6LP

Alternatively, you can contact Jeanette Wardman or Vicki Greenwood (Team Managers) on 01484 416531.

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 understand a standard medical screening and any other medical screening as determined by the Occupational Health Unit appropriate to occupational risk.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

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 either use a council vehicle or your own car.


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