Residential Assistant - Working for Essex
Salary: £11.17 PAYE per hour day shift / £13.17 PAYE per hour awake night shift
Closing date: 08 Aug 2022
Location: Colchester
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 8164
Role: Social Care
About the role

Residential Assistant

Temporary, Part Time

£11.17 PAYE per hour day shift / £13.17 PAYE per hour awake night shift

Location: Colchester

Working Style: Fixed-base worker

Closing Date:

Due to the occupational requirements for this position, Essex County Council can only consider applications from female candidates.

Please note, this is a part time role ‘as and when’ shifts, these can be agreed with the care home.

You’ll be required to work shifts throughout a 24-hour period (days and nights), including weekends and Bank Holidays.

£11.17 PAYE per hour day shift

£13.17 PAYE per hour awake night shift

We require a pool of Residential Workers to cover ongoing as and when shifts to support absence and vacant headcounts in order to maintain safe staffing levels within the home.

Job Purpose

ECC Adult Social Care, through effective practice, is moving towards a transformational shift from a focus on long-term care support, to a model with four key principles :- prevention; early intervention; enablement and safeguarding. This will enable people, their families and carers to be able to access information and tools to live healthily and independently. Providing an opportunity to respond pro-actively to growing service demand in a sustainable way, within the financial constraints of the Council.

About You

This will be an ongoing requirement and semi regular shifts can be picked up to suit the needs of the home and post holders. You must be an experienced carer and work in a person centred manner, that is flexible and reliable. You must have previous experience in this field and be able to hit the ground running. Full training is provided and induction is paid.

This role will be focused on being a committed, flexible and passionate member of a team working within a residential/short break service to ensure the provision of a high quality service for adults. The role will work collaboratively with adults, their families and other professionals in a residential home environment.

The role will support adults in accordance with their care plans and ensuring access to social and leisure activities according to their needs and wishes. The role also includes the continuous monitoring of individuals emotional and general wellbeing.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

  • Provides support to individuals to ensure they are able to reach their optimum independence and can exert control in their everyday lives, in accordance with the care plan.
  • Supports individuals/groups to access social and leisure activities which may include college classes, resource centres, community access and other activities.
  • Monitoring individual emotional and general wellbeing on a daily basis and ensure the protection of adults from abuse, reporting any concerns to senior managers.
  • Support individuals to make choices in a way that always respects their dignity and privacy and promotes their choice in accordance with the care plan and any other key documents.
  • Ensure respectful, patient and courteous approaches are undertaken with adults, their families, visitors and colleagues whether within the home or out in the community.
  • Undertakes accurate and legible recording to ensure it meets the Care Quality Commission standards and positively promote Adult Social Care.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to RQF Level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent by experience with a willingness to achieve the award within 24 months of starting the role.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience within a social care setting and working within a team environment
  • Good communication skills and an ability to develop a rapport and engage with diverse groups of individuals.
  • Awareness of a person entered approach and respect for dignity and privacy, promoting choice.
  • Understanding of and the ability to develop knowledge of the needs of individuals and legislation in respect of Vulnerable Adults, Mental Capacity and other such relevant legislation policy and procedure as appropriate.
  • Willing to undertake training in the following if not already completed:
  • Manual Handling, First Aid Awareness, Food Hygiene, Risk and Conflict Management, Data Protection and Health and Safety and other core training is relevant to the role.

To read more about us please visit:

Adult Social Care: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/adult-social-care/

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email candidate.care@essex.gov.uk