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Extra Support Scheme Worker

Social Care

Adult Services

Blackpool Council

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Various hours available (Min 16 hrs per week)

Salary: NJC Grade E SCP 12-17, £12.70 - £13.91 per hour plus 2 increments for weekend working.

Closing Date: 3rd October 2023 at 23:59pm

This advert is open to both internal and external applicants however, internal applicants will be considered for this role prior to external candidates.

The successful candidate will provide a responsive social care service to vulnerable individuals with/without a learning disabilities, forensic needs and mental health needs who may communicate by way of exhibiting behaviours that can be considered as challenging and/or aggressive.

There is a requirement for flexibility in the role to ensure the needs of the service users are fully met, ensuring a person-centred approach.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will work some weekend shifts, ensuring the individuals within the service receive the support they require.

The successful applicant will join an established service providing a range of support including some aspects of personal care, safe administration of medication, assistance with the making of food and drinks, domestic duties where appropriate and all aspects of record keeping in line with service guidelines, policies and procedures.

The successful applicant will be required to work across the service with various individuals. Team work and communication with colleagues is important and as most of the shifts involve ‘lone working’, often in some difficult and challenging environments, compliance with all Health and Safety regulations is essential.

There is a contractual requirement for the successful candidate to undertake sleep-ins within the Extra Support Service to meet the needs of the service users we support.

Previous experience of working within a care and support setting is essential, with a good knowledge of individuals who may demonstrate challenging behaviour.

We offer a wide range of Continuous Professional Development opportunities based on an individual’s specific needs and requirements.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Angela Timmins, Service Manager, on 01253 477730.

If you require any information on Care and Support recruitment opportunities, advice or support on completing applications: please contact Provider Peer Support and Resilience Team on 01253 478444 or Email

The Council operates an Introduce a Friend Scheme for a small number of agreed jobs in Children’s and Adults Services which encourages our Blackpool Council employees to initiate a successful introduction.  This job is one of those roles, therefore if you have received a recommendation from a friend please ensure you select ‘Introduce a Friend’ when asked on the application form where you heard about the vacancy.

Click here to view the Job Description.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory reference history of at least two years, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of Right to Work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and amendments to the exemptions order, which mean that certain offences are ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed, guidance on the "filtering" of offences can be found at New filtering rules for DBS certificates (from 28 November 2020 onwards) - GOV.UK (

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application deadline

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3rd Oct 2023

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