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Enablement Carer (Out of Hours)

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We are looking to recruit caring and compassionate carers to join our team. Enablement Carers play an important role in assisting and supporting people to build their confidence and become more independent over a short time, typically three to four weeks. You will need to be positive and encouraging and be able to motivate people to work towards agreed goals.

You will need to understand the principles of Enablement and understand responsibility to safeguard adults and children. You must have good social skills and be able to work together with adults, their carers and families, and other professionals such as Community Nurses.

Successful candidates will be part of a vibrant team, working closely with Hospital Social Work Teams, Occupational Therapists and Social Care Practitioners.

Full training will be provided in line with the Care Certificate 2014.  Wandsworth Council also provide ongoing training and support to further develop your skills, for example QCF level3 in 

Health &Social Care.

We are recruiting into evening posts across 7 days; with a requirement of weekend work. The shifts available are: 4:30PM to 8.30 PM and 5PM to 9.00PM.- All staff are expected to work every other weekend. 

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know. 

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities. 

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 8thth October 2023

Shortlisting Date: Monday 9th October 2023

Interview Date: W/C 16th & 23rd October 2023         

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. This is an anonymised campaign.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

 

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