Senior Support Worker
Location: St Albans
In these vital, front-line roles, you’ll take support plans for adults with varying needs and implement them, giving each person you support the most independent, diverse and satisfying life possible.
This job is all about helping people make their own choices and live with dignity and joy, but also about personal care and daily living needs in residential homes.
Your role will include supporting people with:
- Personal and intimate care
- Moving and handling
- Eating and drinking
- Household tasks – shopping, cooking and cleaning
- Taking medication (under supervision)
- Taking part in meaningful daily activities
- Health programmes such as physical exercise and healthy eating
- Emotional support and encouragement
Our staff work patterns are determined by the needs of the people you are supporting. This will mean working shifts, weekends and bank holidays. For some roles you may need to sleep in and be available (on call).
You will need:
- Willingness to do personal care
- Ability to work weekends and bank holidays
- To be happy working shifts (early start, late finishes or nights)
- A commitment to learn on the job and through training
- (For senior support workers) – NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
- Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information, visit Services for businesses, charities and other public bodies.
- English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
- Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Covid-19 vaccination requirements for jobs in residential care
Under the terms of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, HCC is obliged to collect proof of two covid-19 vaccinations or a medical exemption from people who are applying to work in residential social care. We will only collect this information where we have a legal obligation to do so.
We will hold this information for as long as you remain in this field of employment with us and in line with any on-going obligation.