Support Co-ordinator, York (Y207)
This is a fantastic opportunity for Support Workers who are looking to develop their skills and move into a senior social care role.
Support Co-ordinator (Senior Support Worker) - York
37 hours per week
£9.35 per hour paid for Customer Contact time.
Who we are.
The Avalon Group is a well-established, award-winning charity providing flexible person-centred care, support and companionship for everyday life, housing, learning and employment. To do this we need people who are enthusiastic about using their existing skills to help others.
We are registered with local authorities and rated highly by the Care Quality Commission independent inspectors with an overall rating of ‘Good’ across all services following recent inspections.
What does the role involve?
Known within Avalon as a Support Co-ordinator this role is better known in the Social Care Sector as a Senior Support Worker. This exciting and varied role will give you the chance to develop your management skills.
You will be responsible for assisting the local management team in undertaking basic management tasks, including managing staff rotas, undertaking direct observations of Support Workers, and updating support plans and risk assessments. You will also be required to provide direct support to our customers.
You must be computer literate due to the variety of IT based tasks associated with this role. Access to a vehicle for business use is also essential.
You will need to be able to work flexibly as you may need to provide emergency support cover, which could include evenings, nights and weekends, and you will need to be able to travel between support sessions. You will participate on a rota basis in the out of hours on-call service, this is predominantly a telephone advice service, although some issues may require you to attend in person.
We would also be looking for someone with previous experience with personal care, complex needs and challenging behaviours.
What we offer you.
As an Avalon employee you will have access to the following benefits:
Access to our award winning in-house training with opportunities to develop your career
24/7 Everyday Advice helpline, giving you impartial guidance regarding any personal matters or concerns you may have
Supportive working environment
Discounts at high street retailers, gym memberships and Health Cash Plan
Paid travel expenses between consecutive sessions of support
Paid Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Certificate (which you need to be able to work in social care).
For more information or an informal discussion please contact Adriana Kolano on 01904 693104.
**If you don’t meet the above requirements, but are still interested in working for us, please still get in touch as we currently recruiting Support Workers to support our customers in York and surrounding areas.
We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion.