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Day Service Assistant (Lichfield)

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a rewarding role, where you can support people in your local community??

We are looking for motivated people who are passionate about providing outstanding care quality for adults with learning disabilities.

We are recruiting for a Day Service Assistant to join our team at our Specialist Day Opportunities in Lichfield. This service supports adults with complex learning disabilities and autism by providing meaningful opportunities and activities. We pride ourselves in offering a person-centred service that promotes the wellbeing and independence of the people we support.

We have 2 part time positions available working 21 hr per week . We require the person to work during the following hours, Monday – Friday, to provide support between 8am - 3pm / 9am - 4pm, dependant on the needs of the service.

We are a flexible employer and will consider various working patterns to accommodate your availability.

Induction, supervision, and full training will be provided.

This role will require a pre-employment health assessment and an enhanced DBS (criminal record check) as part of the onboarding process.

Pay rate is £13.02 per hour, this rises with increments to £14.41.

For more information about the role please contact Suzanne Morris 

Main Responsibility

We offer diverse and varied work experiences, with no day being the same. Some of the tasks you may undertake include:

  • Supporting with personal care (dressing, showering etc.)
  • Supporting with moving and handling needs
  • Supporting with eating and drinking
  • Administering medication
  • Supporting someone to access their community safely
  • Running activities and sensory sessions in our centres
  • The role may require you to carry out manual handling tasks to support clients in their day to day lives

The Ideal Candidate

What you will bring

  • Enthusiastic about working with vulnerable people and are caring, sensitive, and patient.
  • Willing and physically able to support people with personal and intimate care needs and physically able to undertake manual handling tasks.

What you will have

  • A caring nature
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Practical knowledge of health and safety for vehicles and providing transport
  • Effective communication skills

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.


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