Job vacancies: Community Support Worker x 9 (Sheffield City Council)

Job details

  • Salary: Grade 6 (£26,511 – £26,511)
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours Per Week: 37
  • Service: People
  • Closing Date: 14 March 2022 – Midnight
  • Date Posted: 28 February 2022
  • Reference: 901577

We are dedicated to supporting our communities and improving the lives of others.

You will join a local authority which provides a person-centred care that is safe, effective, caring and responsive to individuals/families/ carers. We support people to stay more independent and improve their wellbeing.

The challenging and varied role of a Community Support worker is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of Individuals and families.

As a community support worker, you’ll offer practical help and emotional support to Individuals experiencing short or long-term difficulties.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of managing and resolving serious and complex issues.  The focus of your role is to provide support to individuals, empowering them to address various challenges, reducing problems and risks.

A positive and enthusiastic outlook is also essential as is the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.

The challenges faced by individuals in our care could relate to:

  • anti-social behaviour and criminal activity,
  • behaviour and social interaction
  • bereavement and caring responsibilities
  • domestic violence and abuse
  • drug and alcohol addiction
  • education and learning
  • finance and debt
  • housing and homelessness
  • language barriers
  • physical and mental health issues, disabilities and learning difficulties.

The postholders will be responsible for investigating cases, supporting individuals, and working in partnership to find effective, long-term solutions to issues affecting individuals. 

If you are committed to improving the lives and have the drive and determination to find solutions to complex problems for individuals, then we’d like to hear from you.

We are committed to fairness and social justice and welcome applications from everyone. We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. The post holder will generally work standard office hours and occasional evening and weekend working may be required.  We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities, which benefit you and the Council.

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