Opportunities in Health and Adult Services

We have a variety of roles available within our Health and Adult Service team

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  • Help adults with learning disabilities explore their strengths and get the most out of life

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in our current opportunities.

Our Health and Adult Service is an exciting and friendly place to work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local residents.
 
We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and we consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country.

It is a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the County Council's development as we take forward our 2020 plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda. This aims to support more people to live longer, healthier and independent lives.

We are on an exciting, transformational journey, with a new Adult Social Care service launched in April last year. This has a much greater emphasis placed on prevention, reablement and independence, ensuring we meet the requirements of the Care Act. 

At the heart of these changes is our drive to embed practice which is consistently strengths-based, drawing on, and supporting, what people can do for themselves and making the most of individual and community assets to maintain or improve their independence.

As we continue on our journey we are looking to recruit a Registered Manager, Team Leaders and various Learning Disability Support workers to Jubilee Lodge Day Service and Respite Centre based in Skipton.

About Jubilee Lodge

Jubilee Lodge proides both an overnight respite care service and day time support for adults with complex needs or learning disabilities. These may include high support needs, complex needs, challenging behaviour and autism.

We are proud to say that we achieved a “Good” rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection and that we have been successful in gaining Autism accreditation status through the National Autistic Society.

Jubilee Lodge has recently been on a journey of change. We have experienced challenges along the way but we are now ready for the next chapter. We are looking for a Registered Manager, Team Leaders and Learning Disability support workers to join us (various hours available) and make their mark as we start this new chapter.

We have an enthusiastic and dedicated core team and we are now looking to expand, creating opportunities within our local area. Jubilee Lodge is a beautiful building and offers a great deal of variety to anyone who joins us. You will have the opportunity to work with small groups of people with highly specialist needs and also work with Stepping Stones, a day service for adults delivered in a horticultural setting where people can gain vocational training.

This not only presents a unique opportunity to experience varied and challenging work days but also the opportunity to develop yourself and your career.

As Jubilee is situated next door to Ashfield Care home, there is a great amount of collaboration and support offered across the different sites, so you will most definitely benefit from a fantastic support network.

We would like you to join us and positively influence our future at this instrumental time. To find out more about the opportunities we have available in the “about the roles” section.

In their most recent CQC inspection, Jubilee Lodge achieved a “Good” rating.

CQC said: “We observed that people were relaxed with staff and confident to approach them throughout our visit. We saw staff interacted positively and warmly with people, showing them kindness, patience and respect. There was a relaxed atmosphere at Jubilee Lodge and staff we spoke with told us they enjoyed supporting people.”

“All the staff we spoke with told us that they received the support they needed to carry out their roles effectively. Staff had the skills and expertise to support people because they received on-going training and effective management supervision. The staff we met with were all enthusiastic and demonstrated a commitment to providing a good service.”

Here’s what our service users said:

  • "Jubilee Lodge is a good place to come and stay.”
  • "It's like being at home. I come once a month. All of the staff are laid back."
  • "I know the staff and they are there when I need them."
  • "I am good at baking. Staff let me help them in the kitchen."

Here’s what their relatives said:

  • "The staff are very organised asking me what I need too. It is a very flexible service."
  • "I know that my son is happy to go and stay there. Jubilee Lodge is very good. My son has been going there for respite for a few years now."
  • “She loves going. I can tell she wants to go as she always has a smile on her face." "He is very happy to go to Jubilee Lodge he always gets excited."
  • "Staff assist [Name] with their personal care and respect their privacy and dignity."
  • "Staff encourage [Name] to help them prepare meals and they do their own washing, pack their bags and lay the table."
  • "Whilst my relative cannot always communicate their needs, they always express their enjoyment and anticipate their visits. Thank you for all you do."

Here’s what our staff said: 

  • "I really enjoy the job. I enjoy supporting people. It's different every day”
  • "I am always able to access training. Courses that I would like to do are also made available."
  • "We get good support from our manager. We have a supportive staff team"
  • "We have a really good staff team, even though it is only a small team."
  • "The staff team are all very helpful and supportive and all the staff are caring. We not only care for service users but look out for each other."

As a council we offer an abundance of reasons to come and work for us.

Firstly, if you do not already hold the Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care, that isn’t a problem. All we ask is for your commitment to study the qualification with full support and training from us to help you to develop. Staff development is important to us so we will also pay for you to complete it via our apprenticeship training route.

If that isn’t enough, what else can we offer you?

Support and development

  • Significant training and learning including equality and diversity, personal safety, autism and dementia awareness, health and safety, customer care;
  • Full support and training to achieve the Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care;
  • The opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team in a varied and exciting role supporting vulnerable adults to get the most out of life;
  • A chance to build valuable professional relationships with families and other sector professionals;
  • Extensive induction with ongoing support throughout your employment; and
  • Access to a wide range of resources to enhance your learning, knowledge and skills.

Pay and benefits

  • Level 2 in Health and Social Care or the QCF Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care paid for by us;
  • Generous holiday entitlement starting at 23 days per year, increasing by length of service;
  • Paid enhancement for weekend working  / night working / sleep in duties;
  • DBS clearance paid for by us;
  • Starting salary dependent on experience and qualifications;
  • Competitive rate of pay with the opportunity for progression;
  • Access to a range of salary sacrifice schemes and discounts including green car scheme, childcare vouchers and home technology scheme;
  • Access to health and well-being advice and support for you and your family; and
  • Access to a secure and flexible employee pension scheme.

Emma was previously a charity shop manager where several of the volunteers had learning difficulties. Emma found that supporting volunteers to complete their job roles and watching their progress was very fulfilling. She had an affinity for support work.

Emma then retrained as a support worker and worked in supported living for six years, progressing to acting assistant manager. A change of circumstance led Emma to apply to be a team leader at Jubilee Lodge respite service and start her new career.

When we spoke to Emma, she said that Jubilee can be a challenging work place and that no two days are the same. Jubilee offers the people who come to stay a break from their normal lives and giving their families and carers a most important break from their caring role.

When Emma applied for her first support worker role she was spotted by a manager who said that having the right attitude is the most important thing. He saw that in Emma. She finds it very satisfying to carry this advice forward and see that potential in others.

Lucy has worked for the Council for the last 15 years and has worked in various job roles during this time. Her roles have included team leader, support worker in respite and day services, relief worker and more recently a temporary team leader.

Working at the Council has given Lucy the opportunity to work in an environment where there is a new challenge every day, where the personal rewards are immeasurable and the role is diverse. Lucy also values our great benefits package including generous annual leave and pension.

As well as working for the Council, Lucy has a large family and is studying a Master’s degree in Autism Studies, currently writing her Dissertation. If this isn’t enough Lucy recently ran the London Marathon to raise money for a charity called Support Dogs, who provide assistance dogs for people who have Autism, Epilepsy and other physical disabilities.

Lucy thoroughly enjoys working with people who have Learning Disabilities and Autism, finding it both challenging and rewarding. Lucy is proud that the Day Services and the Respite Service are both accredited by the National Autistic Society as it means she is able to provide an autism-focused service.

When we asked Lucy what skills she thinks someone joining us would need. She said; positivity, patience, flexible communication skills, compassion and the ability to work in a team, or independently and a person centred approach.

Lucy enjoys working in her current role because every day is different and she enjoys supporting people to make choices and have control of their own life.

Why work in care and support?

Because small things make a huge difference...

If you want your career to involve doing something that people genuinely appreciate, whether you are experienced or looking to start a new career; we would love to hear from you. Working in a care and support role is far more than just a job. It is interaction, communication and relationship building. The enjoyment of activities, sharing of stories and memories, all whilst learning from the vast life experience of the people you support.

When working in care and support, no two days are the same. The positive impact you can make to the lives of others is invaluable. It will make a difference to your day because you’re making a difference to theirs. Maintaining dignity, choice and control, respecting human rights and maximising the independence and wellbeing of those you support is key. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with a variety of different people including relatives and friends. If they’re happy and their families are happy, you will be too.

Working in a care and support role offers a great deal of flexibility, working hours to suit you, helping you to achieve a better work life balance, enabling you to pursue other employment, hobbies or interests outside of work. 

We also offer a range of financial incentives and enhancements for weekend and night working, so you will never be out of pocket!

About the roles

Location: Skipton
Hours: Full time
Salary: Up to £32k (plus relocation allowance and an additional one-off payment of up to ten per cent of salary for exceptional candidates may be payable)

Do you have a passion for making a real difference to people’s lives? Are you an inspiring leader looking for a new challenge?

Look no further…

We are currently looking for three registered managers to join us on a permanent basis in Skipton which will include the management of Jubilee Lodge Respite Centre, Jubilee Lodge Day Services and Stepping Stones day service.

Jubilee Lodge provides both an overnight respite care service and day time support for adults with complex needs including autistic spectrum disorders or learning disabilities. Stepping Stones is a day service for adults with complex needs including autistic spectrum disorders or learning disabilities delivered in a horticultural setting where people can gain vocational training.

We are proud to say that Jubilee Lodge received a Good rating in their most recent CQC inspection.

All these services are part of the Health and Adult Services delivered by North Yorkshire County Council and is an exciting and friendly place of work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local residents. We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and we consistently appear amongst the top performing County Councils in the country.

You would be joining us at a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the County Council's development as we take forward our 2020 plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda.  This aims to support more people to live longer, healthier and independent lives.

In all of the services concerned we have been successful in gaining Autism accreditation status through the National Autistic Society. As Registered Manager you will play a pivotal role in driving forward any changes we need to ensure we maintain our accreditation and deliver continuous improvement.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the direct care and support provided is safe, effective, responsive, caring, well-led and compliant. A major part of the role will be ensuring that resources are used in a planned way in order to maintain an efficient and cost effective service which takes full account of both changing needs and resource availability whilst supporting care staff to work in accordance with individual care and service plans. You will also ensure close collaboration with people using the service, carers and your assessment and health colleagues to deliver the best possible outcomes for people.

Leading and managing a range of senior care and support staff and ensuring that the service complies with both the Care Quality Commission regulated activities as well as Council policies and procedures is vital. A key part of your role will involve ensuring that the services are person centred and that staff support people to meet their personal outcomes. All managers require registration with Care Quality Commission (CQC) and an enhanced DBS check.

In return, we are committed to providing you with ongoing support and training and the opportunity to further your career in other registered managers posts or look to progress to service manager level in the future. We can also offer you the opportunity to undertake further management training as and when required.

If this isn’t enough, we also have a wide range of benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and to our employee benefits scheme ‘Everybody Benefits’, flexible working and commitment to staff training and development.

If you are ready for your next challenge we would like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Joss Harbron, Head of Provider Services on 01609 535330 or Sheona Patterson, Care Services Manager on 01609 533634.

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 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 420 KB)

Location: Jubilee Lodge Respite Centre & Day Service
Hours: up to 37 hours per week
Salary: up to £23,111

Do you have a passion for supporting and caring for others? Would you like to work as part of our Senior Management Team?

If the answer is yes, we have a great opportunity for you to join our friendly and supportive team at Jubilee Lodge. You may be looking for that next step in your career or currently working in a similar role.

We are looking for a team leader to work in our respite centre and a team leader to work in our day service.

As team leader you will lead a small group of Learning Disability Support Workers, coordinating their work. The main focus of your role will be to provide support to people with learning disabilities in the community and to maximise their independence and potential in line with an assessment of their needs.

You will be challenged with making best use of existing mainstream services and resources to encourage social inclusion and help individuals achieve their personal goals and lead enriched fulfilling lives. A key part of the role will involve working with other Team Leaders and Learning Disability Managers in promoting and encouraging joint working and flexible approaches for your area. 

The role will involve working to identify needs and support requirements of individuals and take action to ensure these are properly recorded and taken account of. You will also be responsible for assisting managers and others to promote and develop mainstream community services and employment opportunities that take full account of the needs of people with learning disabilities. 

You will act as key worker for a designated group of people and be first point of contact for enquiries from their carers and families. You will work in ways which are consistent with the key aims of Valuing People Now, including promoting dignity, respect and human rights.

For more information about role or for an informal conversation please contact Sheona Patterson, Service Manager on 01609 533634.

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 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 252 KB)

Location: Jubilee Loge Respite or Day Service
Hours: Various hours available to suit you
Salary: up to £18,319

Do you end your day knowing that you have made a difference? As a Learning Disability Support Worker, even the smallest things make the biggest impact to the lives of those you support.

If you want a career what people genuinely appreciate, where you can make a difference to so many lives, even by doing the smallest of things- we have the perfect opportunity for you.

We all have different strengths and as Learning Disability Care and Support Worker, you can encourage people to explore their strengths and look for ways in which they can use these to get the most out of life.

Working within the health and adult services directorate you will be based in Jubilee Lodge Respite or day service, supporting adults with learning disabilities. You will enable people to maximise their independence in line with their assessed need, working in partnership with health, voluntary and private agencies, families and carers.

As a support worker you will work in line with current legislation and service plans, working within the framework of Care Quality commission standards. You will also work in ways which maintain dignity, respect and human rights.

Adhering to safe working practices and health and safety requirements and operating within the directorates risk management framework will be key.

Our staff are some of the most trained in the organisation - the level of training and development are some of the great benefits of working for North Yorkshire County Council. We offer an excellent, comprehensive induction and in house training programme which includes management of epilepsy, challenging behaviour, helping people with medication, manual handling, first aid, fire training, and recording training, plus other mandatory requirements for this role.

For more information about role or for an informal conversation please contact Sheona Patterson, Service Manager on 01609 533634.

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 Job Description / Person Specification (pdf / 310 KB)

Open day

As we start on our new journey, we would like to invite you to pop along to Jubilee Lodge to chat to staff about what it’s like to work there and see for yourself the amazing work we do.

Please call in on 14 May between 12.30pm and 3.30pm to meet the people in the service and to talk to our staff.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Key dates

Registered Manager role

Closing date: 16 May
Shortlisting date: 17 May
Interview date: 23 May

Team Leader and Support worker roles

Closing date: 10 June
Shortlisting date: week commencing 11 June
Interview date: Team Leader interviews 15 June, Support Worker interviews 27 to 28 June.

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