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Care and Support Assistant / Driver (Day centre)

About the role

The HISN (High Individual support needs) Day Centre Team of 10, are based at Olympus House in Weston Favell. Providing daytime activities for Adults with High Individual support needs (our customers). Enriching their lives to be as independent and active as possible inhouse and within the Northampton community. 

What will you be doing?

Providing accessible wheelchair transport services (minibus provided) to various local locations throughout the week (sometimes in house). Creating sensory and life experiences with activities such as arts, crafts, sensory activities, cooking and mobility support. 

Working alongside other professionals- Speech and language, Occupational therapist, Physios and community nurses.

Support our customers with physical and emotional wellbeing and this can include personal care, support with food, medication and epilepsy. Complete paperwork and contribute to the customer's personal file. 

Working Monday-Friday between 8-30am-5-00pm, with free parking. 

 

About you

UK full clean driving license is required, as at times you will be asked to drive a 9-Seater Minibus. This can be quite physically demanding. 

The role requires a person who can show kindness, compassion and is willing to learn how to understand our customers needs, over time. You really can make a difference!

You will receive constant; specialist and mentoring training - willing to work towards NVQ within Care.

WNC will undertake an enhanced DBS check. 

 

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

About us

We're embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is 'to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive'. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  https://youtu.be/lV0EfeUF4aU

At West Northants Council, it's about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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