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Home Carer/Community Support Worker (Eleanor Lodge)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Working week...

Week 1: 14 hours of Thur and Fri

Week 2: 28 hours of Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun - and so on.. 

(Shifts of Sat & Sun, 8am-3pm or 3pm-10pm) -Car owner is ideal. (Petrol will be expensed* and all travel, is within your working shift*). *Starting/ending from Eleanor Lodge.

Overtime is available. 

Eleanor Lodge provides exceptional levels of support to adults, aged 18 and over, with learning disabilities and mental health issues. It is situated in Delapre, Northampton and offers a wonderful living environment in which our customers can enjoy an enhanced quality of life. We also offer domiciliary care to adults living in their own homes within the local community (Car owner, is ideal).

We have teams of friendly and committed staff who provide the highest level of care. With our great accommodation and facilities, Eleanor Lodge evokes a home from home atmosphere in which our customers can feel comfortable, content and very well cared for.

As a Community Support Worker you will act as a key worker for customers, assisting with the provision of positive enabling intervention and support for adults with mental health problems, physical and/or learning disabilities.


What will you be doing?

As a Community Support Worker, your responsibilities will include:

  • Act as key worker to a set number of customers, supporting with learning, independent, volunteering and employment opportunities and outcomes.
  • You will act as the first point of contact with external agencies and professionals, providing advice and guidance.
  • Supporting customers to create, manage and update vocational profiles.
  • Car owner is ideal as traveling is across Northamptonshire.


For a further discussion or information about the role please email:


About you

  • Full training will be given.
  • You will either currently have, or be willing to work towards, NVQ level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent.
  • Full driving license and access to your own vehicle, would be ideal.
  • Self-motivated, personable and a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team.
  • To apply for this role, you require a satisfactory enhanced DBS, which we supply.

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.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • 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
  • Professional subscriptions / registration - if your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees
  • 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 Anna Earnshaw, our Chief Executive, about working for West Northants Council:

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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