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Senior Support Worker

Posted: 15 Sep 2020 Closes: 6 Dec 2020
Lincoln - Ashley Court Up to £21507.20 per annum
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/548829

Ashley Court in Lincoln needs you.

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.

Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.

A new opportunity has arisen for a motivated Senior Support Worker to join our care and support team at Ashley Court in Lincoln. This will be a Monday to Sunday shift pattern with hours of either 7-3pm or 2-10pm.

Ashley Court is a purpose-built care home for adults with physical disabilities. It offers a total of 15 purpose-built single occupancy en-suite rooms. Based close to local bus routes and with free parking we are ideally placed for public transport and local commuter connections with shop facilities close by.

When you join us

Joining our team as Senior Care and Support worker you will be supported to be successful. Upon starting you will receive all personal protective equipment you require to perform your role. You will also be provided with all necessary training to complete your role.

As an individual you like to set a good example for others to follow, you like to inspire others to perform at their best and you enjoy helping to motivate and encourage them to do so.

Confident in providing excellent personal care, administering medication and helping to improve the lives of other to support them to be independent is a core part of your work ethic. Supporting both your team and your customers is paramount to you and you will normally go above and beyond to achieve this.

You’ll bring a strong experience of assessing individuals care needs, creating care plans for them and confident in ensuring safeguarding procedures are adhered to. Showing a sensitive approach to your work you will support your customers and team through both good and challenging scenarios.

If this sounds like you, if caring for others is a passion and you are looking to develop your career and skillset more then we would love to hear from you today.


About You

Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for working in the care sector and will appreciate the importance of providing care for young adults with physical disabilities and be inspired to help them. 

We are looking for a Senior Support Worker who goes that extra mile whilst working as part of a team. In order to deliver service excellence, you must demonstrate empathy, patience, humour and a ‘can do’ attitude. 

You’ll ideally have completed your NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social care or be able to demonstrate an equivalent experience.

To find out more please review the job description enclosed.

Our offer to you

Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.

Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.

A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.

If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…

How to apply

For more information about the role please read the attached job description and the person specification.

Please click on the apply button at the top or bottom of this advert, where you will be taken through our application process. You will be asked to submit your experience in line with the essential criteria detailed in our person specification.

We really want to hear how you meet the criteria for this opportunity, please use the two supporting statements (4000 characters!) to share your care and safeguarding experience. To ensure all candidates are treated fairly, we do not accept CVs.

Vetting Requirements

(The important things – Naturally we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.

Applications close on 22nd November. 

Interview date - Remote interviews will be held via MS Teams

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