Requirements

Support

  1. Level 2 Social Care qualification is desirable or willingness to work towards gaining it
  2. Ability to support, empower and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities
  3. Good communication and listening skills
  4. Have a positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach to difficult situations
  5. Able to work as part of a team.
  6. Ability to use initiative when needed
  7. Ability to work a variety of shifts across a 24-hour day, 7-day week, 365 day year rota

Policy, Legislation and Administration

  1. To have an on-going understanding and to adhere and follow all relevant organisational policies, procedures and best practice guidelines in relation to Health and Social Care Standards, and local contractual arrangements
  2. To ensure all work by both yourself and others is safely carried out within organisational policy and the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).
  3. To ensure Risk Assessments are undertaken, recorded, delivered and regularly reviewed.
  4. To ensure all records are updated and maintained accurately, in line with Confidentiality and Data Protection policies, legal and contractual requirements and service level arrangements.
  5. To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns through appropriate channels as outlined in the relevant policy and procedure.
  6. To accurately record all financial transactions in line with relevant organisational policies and procedures.

Relationships & Communication

  1. To develop professional relationships with colleagues, families, other stake holders; partner organisations and regulatory bodies
  2. To attend external meetings as required, representing the organisation in a professional manner.
  3. To work as part of a team; communicating effectively, taking responsibility for leading shifts as required; following direction from the shift leader and ensuring all necessary tasks are completed.
  4. To attend and participate in team meetings, supervisions, appraisals and training as required.
  5. To respect and understand people’s needs in relation to: gender (including gender identity), age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, and disability

General

  1. To travel to allocated locations and if required drive service/people we support’s vehicles, completing relevant checks and records in relation to travel undertaken.
  2. To undertake lone working, night sleep in duties and on-call arrangements as required in the service specification.
  3. To take responsibility for your job description and an active role in determining and meeting your development needs
  4. To carry out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, its title and are requested by the post-holder’s line manager

Responsibilities

  1. To actively support person centred planning with each individual, ensuring that support plans are tailored to meet individual needs and wishes, identifying opportunities that promote growth and development for the people we support.
  2. To provide support in line with individuals support plans and service aims & objectives. This may include but is not limited to personal/intimate care; support with daily living; managing finances; maintaining relationships; supporting social/community involvement; supporting education & employment and undertaking activities and holidays.
  3. To actively support each individual to manage their health needs, e.g. administration of medication, attendance at appointments, supporting dietary needs and through monitoring, recording and reporting changing needs as appropriate.
  4. To facilitate and empower independence by encouraging and promoting participation in all aspects of daily life, to enable the people we support to develop skills and do as much as they possibly can for themselves.
  5. To develop an understanding of each person’s communication needs and styles, in order to facilitate effective communication, enabling the people we support to make their own informed choices, communicate their own wishes and be “listened to” whatever their means of communication.
  6. To be willing to take an active role in the spiritual and cultural needs of the people we support according to the individual’s beliefs, wishes and customs.
  7. To ensure all support provided preserves and respects the dignity and privacy of the people we support.
  8. To undertake key working responsibilities for a designated individual and/or actively participate in the key working process if required.
  9. To take responsibility in ensuring that every individual we support is safeguarded from harm, abuse, and unnecessary risk.
  10. To ensure appropriate care is taken in relation to the use of equipment (service and individual) and personal belongings of the people we support.
Application for Employment

Because of the nature of our work we are incredibly thorough with our application process to ensure we are constantly safe guarding the wellbeing of the individuals we support.

Our application form contains 8 sections. You will be asked to sign-in to or create a new account - this will allow you to save your progress and return to the form at a later stage.

How Walsingham Support uses your data

Walsingham Support will collect and store your data for recruitment purposes only, and will not share it with anyone else.

What you need to complete your application

To help you complete our online application form as quickly as possible, we suggest that you have the following information to hand before you start.

  • Your full home address and contact details
  • Your complete employment history, with full start and end dates of all jobs
  • Full dates for any periods your have been claiming state benefits
  • Full dates for any periods of full-time further education you have done since leaving school

Please ensure that you fill all sections of the application form in full, or add ‘none’ or N/A where appropriate. All offers of employment will be subject to receipt of references and an Enhanced Disclosure & barring Service Disclosure, which are satisfactory to Walsingham Support. If you require any help filling out this application form please contact HRheadoffice@walsingham.com and we will be happy to help.

Personal Details
Your name

Your address and contact details
Driving Licence
Home Office Right to Work
Registration
Upload a CV (Optional)

If you have an up-to-date CV documenting your full employment history as well as full education details, please upload it here to skip filling in those two sections of this application form.

Your CV must show complete details of all your academic and other qualifications, obtained at school, college, university and with recognised professional bodies.

Your CV must provide a full employment history, from the time you left full-time education, in chronological order with the most recent position first. Any gaps in employment must be identified and explained on your CV (e.g. unemployment dates, Job Centre details, periods of travelling)

Employment History

Please provide a full employment history, from the date you left full time education. Record the information in chronological order, with the most recent period first. Any gaps in employment should be explained in writing (e.g., unemployment dates, Job Centre details, periods of travelling). 

Education Details

Starting with the most recent please give details of your academic and other qualifications, obtained at school, college and university.

Personal Statement
Personal Statement

We would like to know why you want to work for Walsingham Support. Please explain how your skills and experience are relevant and make your suitable for the position you are applying for. Please talk about your strengths, your experience, any voluntary work and provide us with any other information you feel is relevant for us to know.

Declarations
Criminal Records Disclosure

Because of the nature of Walsingham Support’s work, our vacancies are exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 by virtue of the ROA 1974 Exceptions Order 1975. You are, therefore, required to disclose any convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings or any other information that are not “protected” as defined by the ROA 1974 Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by SI 2013 1198. All information will be treated in strictest confidence.

All applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed. A criminal record will not necessarily exclude an applicant from consideration for employment. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. A code of practice on Disclosures is available from the DBS via www.gov.uk/dbs. Walsingham Support has written policies on Recruitment & Selection and Diversity, which include statements relating to the recruitment of ex-offenders - copies of these documents are available to applicants, on request.

DBS Filtering guidance is available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance.

Declaration

The information supplied by you on this form will be processed and stored in manual and computerised records for recruitment, employment and management information purposes, in line with current Data Protection Act legislation. You have a right of access to this data. All information will be treated in strictest confidence. Unsuccessful applications are retained for six months unless otherwise agreed. This application form is the initial stage of our selection process and will be used to select candidates to be interviewed. Please check that it is complete and accurate.

I declare that the information contained on this form is true and complete. I understand that if it is later discovered that any statement is false or misleading, it may be sufficient for cancelling any agreements made or I may be dismissed from employment by the company. I consent to Walsingham Support holding/processing this information. In the event of being successful at interview, I give my permission for reference checking in connection with my application, including an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, or Status check (on going) and understand that I will be required to complete a confidential declaration in respect of my state of health.

As you are completing an online application form, please type your name below to indicate that the information provided on this form is true.

I have read the General Data Protection Policy and I understand how Walsingham Support will process my personal data and the options available to me for submitting an application.

I have read the Standard/Enhanced Check Privacy Policy for applicants, and I understand how DBS will process my personal data and the options available to me for submitting an application.

Please sign the declaration form by typing your full name and date:

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