Support Worker - #240264

Kirklees Council

Date: Jun 23, 2022
City: Yeadon, England
Contract type: Full time
Kirklees Council
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Adults & Health

Service Area

Adults Social Care Operation


20hrs, different hours might be available in the future

Number of Jobs



All Kirklees Location

Position type





£10,621 - £10,834

Location: Cherry Trees, Shepley

Currently 20 hours post is available, various hours might become available shortly.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role please email: [email protected]

Cherry Trees is an eight bedded respite (short breaks) unit located in Shepley. It provides short stays for adults with a wide range of learning disabilities and complex health needs. We provide high quality care for people who are on the autistic spectrum and can display some challenging Behaviours. We also offer support to people who have Physical and sensory disabilities.

The building has just undertaken an extensive refurbishment and fitted with brand new state of the art facilities such as a sensory room, an immersive room, sensory bathroom, and a fabulous break out room which looks out on to immaculate sensory gardens and a vegetable patch.

As a respite service we offer short stays to our service users and their family to have a break from the caring role. This means that we have different people accessing our service all the time and this can be a fast turnover. Respite not only gives people a break from their usual routine it also creates opportunities for our service users to develop new friendships, have new experiences, build their confidence, learn new skills, and take part in activities that might not be available in everyday life.

Your main role will be to enable service users to get the best out of their experience whilst in our care. You will do this by providing quality care and support, assisting service users by preserving their independence as much possible, always maintaining dignity and respect and working in a person-centred way.

This will be achieved by assisting with tasks such as promoting practical daily living skills such as preparing meals, assisting with finances, laundry, assisting with personal care / hygiene tasks, assisting with medication, developing their understanding of social interaction, and fostering positive relationships.

It is essential that you have a good level of understanding of adult social care along with a Care Certificate in Care or a willingness to achieve this. You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional training and development and possess a basic awareness of both health and safety issues and food hygiene.

You will work on a 7-day rota including weekends, evenings, and public holidays. The earliest start will be 7:00am and the latest finish will be 10:00pm.

The staff team at Cherry trees are unique and dynamic who are committed to providing the best quality care possible to everyone in our care. We are flexible and creative always thinking outside the box and believe that there is nothing we cannot achieve.

Please click on the links to see what Cherry Trees is all about!

Cherry Trees Respite - Join Our Team - Video

We actively encourage our teams to follow public health advice on any vaccinations (for example Covid, Flu, Hep B) that will help us to keep our vulnerable service users and teams safe.

Good Luck!

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date

17 July 2022, 11:55 PM

Important Information

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Job Focus Support Worker Learning Dis .pdf – 154KB

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