Derby City Council Jobs – Senior Support Leader

  • Full Time
  • Derby

Website Derby City Council

Application closing date
Working Pattern
As specified
Grade F: £23,953 to £26,446 pro rata. Starting at £12.42 per hour.
Contractual hours
Job category/type
Social Care – Adults
Job description

Directorate: People Services

Hours: 25 hours a week and 37 hours a week posts available

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Home First

Do you enjoy working with people who are experiencing delirium or dementia?

As a result of increasing demands for our service, an exciting opportunity has arisen for

Mobile Senior Support Leaders to join our award- winning Home First team working in the care field.

Home First work closely with NHS colleagues, being responsive to the needs of our customers by supporting the prevention of hospital admission and facilitating hospital discharge. We assess customer’s needs and work with them to be as independent as possible by providing short-term assessment support to people in their own homes and within our integrated Assessment Hub at Perth House.

An important part of our work is looking after customers, across the city of Derby, who have been referred to our delirium pathway – helping them to remain at home in familiar surroundings rather than be in a hospital bed. You would support our customers to regain their independence with:

  • personal care
  • dressing/undressing
  • meal preparation support
  • assistance with taking medication

We can capture the tasks that you will undertake during the customers short time with us, but you need to be a special person to meet the emotions and understand people, lend an ear to listen, calm a situation, empathise or just simply taking the time to talk to someone and be part of their day.

Working as part of our valued and vibrant care support team you’ll be supported by our Management Team and work closely with Social Care Practitioners and Health professionals

We are looking for someone who already has professional care experience and looking to further your career. If you are able to demonstrate the following, we definitely want to hear from you:

  • Have NVQ 2 in Care or equivalent with a desire to complete NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care.
  • Good working knowledge of risk assessment
  • Able to record on IT systems.
  • Ability to demonstrate your understanding and knowledge to others
  • A calm, organised approach
  • Are self- motivated with a desire to make a difference
  • A ‘can do attitude’ and open mind.
  • Caring nature
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good level of written and spoken English
  • A right to work in the UK.

In return we will provide you with:

  • Free Initial and ongoing training which will support you to further develop your skills
  • Free Enhanced Adults DBS check.
  • Free Uniform
  • Career development pathway.
  • Support from our management team.
  • Bank holiday enhanced pay.
  • Generous holiday pay.
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discount Scheme

You need to have a full and current driving licence with access to a car or motorcycle for work with business use insurance as an essential requirement of the post. You will be paid a mileage allowance.

Hours of work: working on a 4 day on/4 day off rolling rota with alternate working weeks of morning and afternoon shifts. We would also welcome applications for anyone wishing to work afternoon shifts only.

25 hour Posts:

  • Morning shift: 15am to 2.45pm
  • Afternoon shift: 2.30pm to 10.00pm

37 hour Posts:

  • Morning shift: 7.15am to 6.15pm
  • Afternoon shift: 11am to 10pm

We would also welcome applications for anyone wishing to work afternoon shifts only.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply using the application form and telling us all about how you can be the Senior Support Leader we are looking for and how you meet the job specification detail – we look forward to hearing from you.

Here are some comments from our staff team:

‘I like getting out and about in the community and seeing customers so happy to be at home.’

I find my job very rewarding that I have had a hand in helping customers with their recovery.’

We get lots of thank you cards which shows that customers really do appreciate the work we do.’

I have the right training to enable me to fulfil my role.’

‘It really is great to work with Home First and be given opportunity for promotion.’

As part of our safer recruitment checks the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

All employees will normally be appointed to the minimum of the grade for the job. For reasons connected with a particular need of the Council it may be appropriate, subject to approval, to appoint to a higher point in the pay grade.

If you would like further assistance with your job applications or your search for employment, please contact the Derby Employment Hub at [email protected]. If you have enquiries about job vacancies or issues with your application, please contact [email protected]

Please be aware that where there are staff within the organisation who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.

Before you complete your application form please read our guidance on filling in your application form.

Quick Tip! Remember to align your personal statement to the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification

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