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Social Care Support Worker at HMP Littlehey

Cambridgeshire County
HMP Littlehey, Perry, Huntingdon
Competitive salary
Closing date
22 Oct 2021
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Littlehey team members have said the following about their experience in the role:

''As a new member of the team, everyone is friendly and welcoming. Working in partnership with other members of the prison, being able to support service users effectively is very rewarding.''

''I feel it is a safe working environment, providing great learning opportunities. It has the benefits and rewards of delivering community/domiciliary care without the hassle of travel. It's not like the prison dramas you see on TV.''

''A team that is recognised in the CCC and the prison service (one of it's kind, country-wide) nominated for an award within CCC.''

About the team:

The Social Care Support Team delivers personal care and support to service users in accordance with their personalised support/ Reablement plans, empowers adults to enhance their quality of life, maximise potential and to continue to develop independence skills within Littlehey Prison.

The team works closely with health and social care professionals, who are involved in the care planning and delivery of Reablement care.

The team is based in HMP Littlehey in Perry. The post will require flexible working in pairs, meaning this could include evening and weekend shifts. Reablement operate a 365 day service.

For this Social Care Support Worker role although desirable, you don't need any qualifications in Health and Social Care, just the right attitudes and values to work in a care setting.

However, you will be eager to develop your knowledge of social care and have a willingness to work towards NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care.

We provide full training, so no qualifications are required, and the role has a competitive salary of £18,933 - £19,698, equivalent to an hourly rate of £9.81 - £10.21 and with enhanced pay rates for evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

About you:

You will be:

• Motivated

• Reliable

• Dependable

• Self-confident

• Able to work autonomously

• Committed to represent our Service and want to be part of a flagship!

What we can offer you

• Variable hours and working patterns - operating over 7 days a week.

• Enhanced pay rates for weekends, evenings (10pm- 8am) and bank holidays up to double time.

• Up to 30 days' annual leave entitlement (pro-rata part time), plus bank holidays (pro rata) and subject to length of service

• You will be provided with two full uniforms

• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme

• Professional career development. Including supporting you to gain a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (for social care support workers).

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications regularly, so please don't wait for the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

This role will require a candidate to undertake an enhanced DBS check and an Enhanced Level Vetting for HMP and so appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.

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