We Are St Helens Borough Council Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Make A Difference as an Intermediate Care Support Worker (ICSW) in our Reablement Team.
*Are you the person who can make a difference delivering our care support and rehabilitation programmes?
*Could you enjoy working in a team that really cares about the people they support?
There is a generous financial package including enhancements, mileage payments, excellent pension scheme and an essential car user allowance after 6 months. Car driver with use of own vehicle is essential.
We are seeking to employ Intermediate Care Support Workers (ICSW) who enjoy working with adults aged 18+. The aim of the service is to support vulnerable adults to be as independent for as long as possible, safely in their own homes. You must be flexible and able to use initiative when putting into practice care support/ rehabilitation programmes set up by professional staff/team leaders.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their ability to carry out short-term work with service users in the community, prevent hospital admission / facilitate timely hospital discharge.
Our office is Based at Nightingale House (adjacent to Whiston Hospital), although you will be working in the community on your shifts, our service will operate from 07.30am to 10pm, 365 days per year. Our ICSW will operate across St Helens Borough.
You will work on a 10 week Rolling shift rota which operates between 7.30am and 10pm, including weekends and bank holidays. The rota will involve a mix of both Early Shift (07.30 am to 3.30 pm) and Late Shift (2.00 pm to 10.00 pm).
We will provide you with the necessary training and support to enjoy and to succeed in the role.
One of our Intermediate Care Support Worker’s says – “I love my job. It makes such a difference to vulnerable people’s lives every single day. No day is ever the same, with different challenges every day. If we can leave a smile on people’s faces when we leave, we have done our job right. All my colleagues are amazing, we support each other, we are there for each other when needed. We feel appreciated by Management and we all feel valued. It is a great team to work with and to join. If you have the qualities to support the most vulnerable in St Helens – COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM”.
St Helens Cares is the new approach to delivering Health and Social Care in St Helens; bringing together a wide range of public and community service organisations to work in partnership, with a united goal of improving people’s lives and improving the place as a whole. St Helens Council is proud to be part of this partnership.
Key to this vision is Contact Cares; which aims to simplify the way we access health and social care services from nursing assessment to social care; reablement to audiology, safeguarding to occupational therapy.
*We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
*We seek to create a positive, open and progressive working environment.
If you feel you can work both as part of a multi-disciplinary team and on your own, this post will suit you. You should also be willing to learn new skills and participate in identified training programmes to enable you to work in new ways.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
Our on-line application portal is currently unavailable for maintenance. You can apply by downloading the attached application form and sending this to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly indicate which job you are applying for with reference. Alternatively, you can contact a member of the team at Recruitment@sthelens.gov.uk and a form will be sent to you to complete.
If you would like more information or a chat about the role, feel free to call-
Contact Cares - Roger Jones - Reablement Registered Team Manager on 01744 676767.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership