Firs Citizen and Staff

Care Support Worker

As a Care Support Worker, you will work with citizens to identify opportunities that will help to build confidence, social skills and independence. You will take a key involvement in supporting opportunities to access the local community and take part in further activities. Working as part of the Short Breaks team you will deliver fun, focussed and meaningful activities for citizens, which may include accessing Portland’s Woodland Adventure Zone.

You will be empathetic and able to react with sensitivity to a variety of situations, have an understanding the need for confidentiality and have experience of working with people with challenging and complex needs and disabilities. You should have good organisational skills and have a good team work ethic. You will be expected to maintain professional boundaries whilst building good working relationships with short break users and their families/carers.

Shift patterns for this role are flexible and may be a variety of 12 hour shifts, 7 hour shifts or split shifts across 7 days and will be mixture of early and late shifts dependant on the business needs. Shifts will be provided 2 months in advance and you will be required to work across Independent Living, Short Breaks and FE Residential services. You should include your availability within your application as this will be discussed at interview with the hiring manager.

At Portland Charity our staff are at the heart of what we do, we are passionate about our vision and dedicate our careers to improving the lives of people with disabilities. Our priority is to create an outstanding place to work and a happy working environment where the rewards of a job well done can be seen in the faces of our learners and citizens.

Many of our staff have a disability and we’re proud to hold Disability Confident and Mindful Employer status which recognises our positive approach to physical and mental health and wellbeing at work. If you would like to speak with us before completing an application you can contact the HR team on 01623 499 111 or via email at work@portland.ac.uk who will be happy to support you with your application or answer any questions.

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Hours:

Salary:

Closing Date:

Varied shift patterns of 12 hours, 7 hrs, dependant on business needs.

£10.00 – £10.50 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

On going

Job Specific Documents:

Below are links to all the documents you will need, including the online application form.

Person Spec Role Profile Apply Here