Night Support Assistant
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
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About the team we are recruiting to
Adult Social Care is part of the People Directorate within Coventry City Council. We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.
In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.
Adult Social Care encompasses a wide range of vital services covering;
- Commissioning Team – we commission and work with a number of providers, to ensure that people with care needs have access to a range of good quality support to enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives
- Social Work Services - we work with individuals who have care and support needs, and with their carers be they older or younger adults
- Occupational Therapy and Equipment Services - we aim to enhance people’s ability to live safely and independently in their home
- Internally Provided Services – we provide direct support to people enabling those in most need to live independent and fulfilled lives
- Business Systems and Continuous Improvement - we provide a range of services including Financial Assessments, provider payment processing and Business Systems administration. The Business Systems team provide support to Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Services.
This is an exciting time to join us as we work to put adults and their carers at the heart of everything we do. Specifically, if you are social workers, occupational therapists or social care professionals who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for adults and their carers we will help you make a difference through manageable caseloads, high-quality professional support, supervision and guidance and excellent learning and development opportunities
What is the job role?
Housing with Care is a domiciliary care service that provides care and support to tenants living in single or double tenancy occupied premises belonging to Citizen Housing Group.
We are currently seeking to appoint a Night Support Assistant to join our dynamic and forward-thinking Housing with Care Team.
You will provide direct personal care and support to tenants in accordance with their needs and agreed care and support plans throughout the night. This will be done in a dignified and respectful manner ensuring the maximum wellbeing of each individual and ensuring the rights of the tenant are upheld and promoted at all times, assuring the principles of choice, dignity, respect, privacy, empowerment, and fulfillment.
You will be working alone throughout the night under the guidance of the Senior Mobile Night Support Assistant you will provide direct personal care and support to tenants in any of the HWC schemes.
You will need to ensure the right of the tenants are upheld and promoted at all times to provide a dignified and respectful service to maximise the wellbeing of the individual.
You will undertake training and acquire appropriate qualifications, as required by relevant registering bodies and the City Council to enhance and improve personal development.
22.25 hours per week. This role is fixed term for 6 months.
To work shifts on a 6-week rota basis including weekends and bank holidays. You will be working a 9.5-hour shift starting from 21.45 to 07.15.
All duties and responsibilities must be carried out with due regard to the City Council's Health and Safety Policy.
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).
Who are we looking for?
- Ideally, you will either have a Diploma 2 or equivalent (NVQ 3 in Social Care).
- Have a good knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures.
- Be able to work with management to ensure that all Service Users’ needs are being met to support their individual outcomes.
- The ability to use own initiative and respond flexibly to the needs of Service Users promoting dignity, respect and choice at all times.
- Have the ability to assess service user needs, record and maintain records both paper and electronic and monitor accordingly, to communicate and liaise with Service Users.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date: 18th October 2022
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards & benefits package which includes:
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Opportunity for Salary Match
- An outstanding local government pension scheme
- Great opportunities to develop with access to accredited courses.
- Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Service
- Salary Sacrifice Scheme
Coventry City Council