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About the job

Salary: £20,344 - £22,462 per year
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Do you have experience of working within a community work or social care services environment and the ability to organise and carry out customer meetings and feedback relevant information? If yes, we want to hear from you.

We have a great opportunity within the Adult Social Care - Learning Disabilities where you will provide support to adults with learning disabilities, helping them to achieve maximum independence, freedom and choice, in order to promote their wellbeing and achieve positive outcomes.

In this vital role, you’ll take the lead, with support from the senior, to plan, implement, monitor and review the day service element of the individual customer’s package of social care.

Whilst all posts are expected to cover all the bases within the Community Choices Service, these two positions will be initially based at our Stopsley site working with people that have complex needs and behaviours that may challenge.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have some knowledge of issues facing services for clients with learning disabilities and the needs of the clients group and able to read, write communicate effectively with a range of people in a variety of settings.

So, if you have the ability to lead on the planning and organisation of day care opportunities and the ability to care for peoples physical, emotional and social needs; ability and willingness to gain QCF Level 3 Care, then 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