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Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 17/10/2021 23:59
£23,541- £27,041 p.a. Grade 7
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Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
within a Pathways Service
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Oct

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Adult Care- In House Services

Care and Support Pathways


Salary: £23,541- £27,041 p.a. Grade 7


We currently have a fulltime permanent Senior Care Support position within the Pathways Service.

Pathways provides day services to individuals with learning disabilities, physical, sensory, and complex needs, and behaviours that challenge.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual who has robust emotional resilience to lead and develop a staff team and ensure the highest standards of care and support are delivered whilst promoting dignity and respect. They will understand the need to take a positive approach to behaviours that may challenge and encourage staff to identify outcomes to improve the quality of life of service users accessing the service.

The successful applicant will be required to take a flexible approach to work, will hold a full driving licence have access to a car or access to a means of mobility support and have a desire to make a real difference to the lives others.

Experience and skills in relation to working with people who have a learning disability, a good level of digital skills, i.e., inputting information/making recordings etc. and some managerial experience is required within this role.

You will need to work flexibly around the needs of individuals accessing the service, have great problem solving skills, be patient, resilient and committed to providing an excellent service.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the health and safety of service users, staff and the building. They will assess Care Plans and help to develop Support Plans to meet individual needs, with the completion of various file audits for both Service Users files and Medication audits, whilst continuing to work as part of a wider Senior team.

This post is an excellent opportunity for someone who is ready to take on a challenge whilst ensuring they work in a very person-centred way. This opportunity will also allow the individual to gain new skills and knowledge around the Supervisory role within Pathways, offering further development and gaining new experience.

Experience of working in a care environment for people with a disability is essential in this role.

A recognised qualification in Care or Management at Level 3 or above is required

There is an excellent support system from the management team and opportunities for further training and development.

The post holder will be accountable to the Countywide Pathways Manager and will report to them in relation to operational aspects of the delivery of the integrated day services.

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact:

Paul Graydon Tel: 07766785219 paul.graydon@durham.gov.uk
Marj Harvey Tel: 07823445507 marjorie.harvey@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 25/10/2021
Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams. If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be notified via North East Jobs of the date and time of your interview. A separate invite will be sent via Microsoft Teams.

**Covid-19 Vaccination
This role falls within the scope of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. These Regulations require you to demonstrate that you have received a complete course of your Covid-19 vaccination, unless exemptions apply. A complete course may refer to one or two doses of the vaccine, depending on the type of vaccine. It does not cover booster doses. Extending the policy to cover booster doses would require amending the regulations and be subject to parliamentary approval.

If you are successful and before taking up the role you will be required to provide evidence of this as part of your pre-employment checks.

The appointment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced level check.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team on telephone no. 03000 267918 or Email: PESAHS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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