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Wigan Council

Care To Join Us?

Are you friendly and caring with a warm and open heart? Then we’d love you to join us.

We’re looking for people to join our Supported Living team, a busy, buzzy bunch of people who support adults with learning disabilities living in various types of accommodation right across the borough.

As well as providing a safe environment to live in, we’re there to help people to manage their tenancy or the responsibilities of being a homeowner.

You’d be there to support with bill payments and managing accounts as well as helping with tasks such as shopping and cooking and in making and maintaining friendships.  Night-time support and personal care is there for those who need it, as is technology and equipment to make independent living easier.  We’ll introduce you to all of this and will provide full training.

As a support worker, you’ll be part of one of our lively teams supporting people with everyday life skills and activities within their own homes so that they can live as independently and happily as possible.

Our customers have varying levels of support needs and you’ll be delivering a consistently excellent high standard of friendly, professional care and support in line with the individual’s support plans.  You’re there to encourage customers to realise their goals and aspirations as outlined in their support plans and to assist them in developing strong links within the community, building their confidence and living their best life.

Don’t worry if you don’t have previous experience as we will make sure you are fully trained and receive all the help and support you need to deliver an excellent, caring service. What we are interested in is you and the personal qualities you can bring to the role.

What will a typical day involve?

Well, there is no typical day. Every customer is different and so every day is different. What you will find is that the days fly by, you’ll be surrounded by a positive team and you’ll find a real sense of fulfilment in being able to support your customers.  You may be based in someone’s home one day supporting with cooking and the next going out with a customer to get the shopping or visit the nearest park for some fresh air.
 
What will you be doing?
  • Supporting customers with complex needs and sometimes challenging behaviour in their own homes, in accordance with their individual support plans.
  • Working with individuals in a person-centred way that respects their individuality and promotes choice, independence and control. 
  • Bringing your friendly and positive approach everyday 
  • Updating their individual support plans and other relevant documentation, including risk assessments as and when required.
  • Administering prescribed medication in line with policies and procedures to ensure safe administration of medicines at all times.
  • Developing and embracing new ways of working to improve our service.  We love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
 
Will there be training?
Yes, we provide a full induction and ensure you have full training to carry out your role. 
 
If you want to develop in your role there are many opportunities to further train, gain qualifications and develop a career.
 
For further information, please visit our web pages www.wigan.gov.uk/caretojoin  
 

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These positions are subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures and an Adult Barred List check

 

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salary from

£19,312

contract

permanent

working hours

full time

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