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Domestic Assistant - Douglas Road Newcastle

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

For adults with learning disabilities, you’ll open the door to lives of independence, fulfilment, and joy. And your impact won’t stop there. This positive change will be felt across families and throughout the Staffordshire communities we’re proud to serve.

This is a diverse social care role where every day is different!

We specialise in supporting adults with complex needs, profound and multiple learning disabilities, and behaviours that challenge.

Douglas Road is a respite facility for up to eight adults. The service is dynamic and caters for people with varying levels of need.  People come to our service for a break and could stay for a number of days or weeks. The people we support are always changing which makes it an interesting, fast-paced and rewarding place to work.

We have a vacancy for someone to join our team working 30 hours a week. The role works shifts during the day between 8am and 4pm, including weekend working.

We require our team to work flexibly as rotas are subject to change depending on business need.

Although this role is based primarily at Douglas Road, Newcastle, there may be times when you are expected to work flexibly across Provider Services, including different care settings, delivery approaches, and locations, as required.

You can find more about our service by visiting

Main Responsibility

In this role you will:

  • deliver a high-quality domestic service, providing a clean and safe living and work space.
  • liaise with the support team and involve the people we support to devise a schedule to meet the needs of the service in accordance with support plans and risk assessments.
  • communicate and interact effectively with individuals, colleagues, and others creating positive relationships
  • comply with IPC (Infection Prevention and Control), hygiene safety and quality standards.

Our aspirations are to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating with the CQC, and we are looking for someone who shares our values, ambitions, and vision.

The Ideal Candidate

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

What you will bring

  • be enthusiastic about working with people with learning disabilities and autism
  • be caring, sensitive and patient while supporting people to be as independent as possible.
  • written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to relate positively to the people we support.
  • literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to plan cleaning schedules and order supplies.
  • able to keep accurate records, both digital and paper based.​

What you will have

  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures including being able to demonstrate an understanding of COSHH implications for materials/supplies
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of infection control principles (including hazard compliance)

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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 a range of benefits.

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 Silver 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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