Community Support Worker

Salary £11.00 – £12.55* per hour (increasing in April)

37 hours per week / permanent

Based at Oak Trees, Attleborough and Outreach Contracts

Are you interested in a social care role where you can make a real difference? We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated individual, to join our team in providing care and support to adults with learning disabilities  in our residential respite care service and in the local community. You would be joining a highly skilled and talented team rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We would particularly welcome applications from experienced care professionals or those looking for a new challenge in this extremely rewarding role.

At Empanda, we offer two care and support services to adults with a learning disability – Respite Care and Supported Living.

Respite Care – Based on the outskirts of Attleborough, Oak Trees is a purpose-built building staffed 24/7, offering short-term accommodation for up to four adults at a time, with over 100 adults staying each year.

Supported Living – Offers personalised support to people living in their own home.

About the role

As a Community Support Worker, you will be based at Oak Trees Respite Service in Attleborough, where you will assess the needs of individuals and develop plans to meet those needs. You will assist customers with their personal care needs and budgeting, as well as support with menu planning, shopping, cooking and domestic tasks. Within our Attleborough supported living contracts, you will help customers to understand their tenancy agreement, as well as offering support with decorating, simple DIY and home maintenance.

Care and support also covers health and wellbeing, with our team supporting customers to make and attend appointments with health care professionals, with safety and security, and with establishing and maintaining relationships with friends and family. You will also provide support in accessing facilities within the community, including leisure activities and in promoting independence. Having the use of a car, a full driving license and Business Class 1 Insurance is essential for this role.

You will work within a flexible working rota to provide appropriate support for service users which includes sleep-in duties as required, paid at £42.00 per night, as well as evenings and weekend working which attract an enhanced hourly rate of £11.55 (weekdays) and £12.55* for weekend hours (except Bank Holidays which are paid at double time). All applications will be subject to pre-employment checks including Right to Work in the UK, enhanced DBS and references.

On joining the Empanda team, you will be rewarded for the valuable job you do through our competitive package of ‘We Value You’ benefits and rewards including competitive salary, holiday and sick pay entitlement; workplace pension; access to discounted rates for the Hospital Saturday Fund Health Plan; free and unlimited access to a variety of assistance helplines and services; monthly staff draw; Refer a Friend to Work scheme; training and much more.

If you share the Empanda values – accountability, commitment, compassion and integrity and our ethos of offering person-centred care and support of the highest quality to adults with a learning disability, then we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat about joining our Learning Disabilities team, please contact Kerrie Good, Director (Learning Disabilities) on 01953 457360, or email her at respite@empanda.org.uk

How to apply

To apply for this role, download the application pack and return it to:

Email: 
recruitment@empanda.org.uk

Post:
Recruitment
Empanda Care & Support Ltd CIC
Saracens House
25 St Margaret’s Green
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 2BN

Closing Date: Friday 8 March 2024

Empanda reserves the right to close the vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications ahead of the closing date, or the closing date may be extended to allow further applications.