Appeal for new support workers in Peterborough - with bonus scheme on offer

More support workers are needed at Peterborough City Council to help people to stay in their own homes for longer.

Friday, 14th February 2020, 5:00 am

The council has various vacancies for support workers in its reablement team, working between 16 and 35 hours per week. No previous experience is required, as full training will be given to new starters with the opportunity to gain formal qualifications in social and health care.

Support workers are based in the community, visiting clients in their homes and providing them with the care and support they require to meet their individual daily goals. These could include support in helping clients to learn techniques to stand up unaided, dress themselves, take medication accurately and keep their home clean.

The role requires support workers to work independently, however, full training is given and advice and support is at the end of a phone.

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More support workers are needed at Peterborough City Council

Support workers follow a shift pattern which requires only seven working days across two weeks. Every other week, only two working days are required.

Laura King, reablement team manager for Peterborough City Council, said: “This is a great role for the right person, as it requires no previous experience or qualifications and offers a good work/life balance, which could fit around parenting or other personal commitments, like caring for family members.

“If you have great verbal and written communication skills, are caring and enjoy working with the public, have access to a vehicle and want a rewarding career, this may be the role for you.”

The city council offers full training with formal qualifications in health and social care, regular support meetings and a work mobile phone and uniform. Successful applicants will be entered into the local government pension scheme and receive a mileage rate of 30p per mile.

In addition, a three year paid retention bonus scheme to new staff members is provided, adding up to £3,000.

Further information on hours available can be found on the city council website www.peterborough.gov.uk.

To discuss any aspect of the role, call the reablement team on 01733 207207.