Social Care & Support
220001JX Requisition #
Support Worker - 2 positions available
Do you want to be pivotal in helping Adults with Learning & Physical Disabilities achieve the best outcomes possible? Are you great with people and a confident communicator? Are you capable of working on your own initiative as well as within a great team? If the answer is "Yes!" then we have just the job for you.
We are looking for enthusiastic, proactive individuals who enjoy a meeting challenges head on to join our well established team. We provide a high quality service for adults with learning and physical disabilities. You will be able to demonstrate that you have experience of supporting and encouraging individuals in their daily activities whilst ensuring that care, respect and dignity are shown at all times. You will work well within a team but be equally confident and able to work independently in the community with service users when required, creating and evaluating activities and support plans so that the people who attend our service get the maximum benefit.
As part of this role you will be assisting people in all aspects of their daily living, including meal times, personal care and supporting individuals to engage in planned activities which promote independence, offering choice and encouraging growth in confidence and self-esteem. Good written and verbal communication skills are important for this role as is the ability to use a computer to produce support plans and other records.
The post is based in St Austell, however you may also be required to work and undertake training in other parts of Cornwall, sometimes at short notice.
You will be:
Happy working independently, in groups and under supervision.
A clear and confident communicator Calm under pressure.
Quick to react to change.
Experience of caring or support of individuals with learning disabilities is an advantage.
Confident to challenge and improve practise and processes.
Passionate about delivering high standards.



This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.


Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits. 


Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.


Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.


Please view the role profile here, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.


Please do not upload any additional documentation in support of this application.  Applications will be considered based on the screening questions and qualifications and experience details provided within the application form only. Any further attachments will not be considered when the recruiting managers are shortlisting for interview.


This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check.


More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here


We are open to discussion about flexible working.


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