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About the job

Salary: £18,426 – £18,795 per year, pro rata
Hours per week: 30
Contract type: Permanent

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable adults and have experience of understanding their needs? If yes, we want to hear from you.

We have an exciting role within the Adult Social Care- Learning Disabilities department where you’ll work to help create and maintain a supportive and safe environment, where adults with learning disabilities are supported to achieve maximum independence, freedom and choice.

You’ll be responsible for complete personal care (physical, emotional & social) according to individual needs, as assessed and highlighted in their Care & Support Plan.

Although this role can be challenging at times, supporting and helping families will leave you feeling fulfilled, accomplished and proud.

About you

This is a public facing role so candidates must be fluent in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable adults and children, able to care for a person’s physical, emotional and social needs in a way that promotes independence, choice and dignity; able to communicate effectively with service users, carers and staff,

It is vital that you are able to read and write basic reports/guidelines and keep daily records whilst maintaining confidentiality; and travel around the borough and work flexibly across bases to meet the needs of the service, flexible with start and finish times and able to lift/move and handle, using lifting aids, if necessary.

Preferably, the ideal candidate will have NVQ/QCF Level 2 in Care qualification or equivalent and knowledge of NVQ/QCF care skills, however, this is not a necessity.

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.

Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing