Careers working with older people


Working with older people offers three different areas of support work. They are:

  • Working with people in their own homes
  • Working with people in short-term or day centres
  • Working with people in the community

A good support worker is somebody that’s caring, respectful, always listening, and enthusiastic.

Robia, Senior Support Worker





Working with older people in their own homes





As a Support Worker in our dedicated Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) team you will visit clients in their own home. Your work will help them to regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

If you are:

  • patient, kind and caring and
  • enjoy working directly with people

this can be a very fulfilling role.

You don’t need any experience – we will train you.



Working with older people in short-term care and day centres


We have a really close-knit group here, and everyone is really caring. It’s a job I really enjoy doing and I love that you can bring all sorts of skills to the role.

Gary, Day Service Support Worker



As a Rehabilitation Support Worker, you will be looking after clients in our short-term rehabilitation home.

The service aims to enable people to regain their independence so they can live safely at home. We also provide specialist care to people with mental health needs.

You might prefer to work as a Day Service Support Worker. In this role you will be assisting with personal care and providing exercises and activities to help promote social interaction.

The service aims to prevent social isolation and provide a break for carers.



Working with older people in the community



As a Community Support Worker, you will be part of the Dementia Support Service, Carer’s Breaks and Engagement team.

This service provides: information, advice, emotional support and practical guidance to people and their carers following a diagnosis of dementia.

In this role you will assist with:

  • care planning and advanced care planning
  • reviews, including medication and GP reviews.


Career Progression



You will be welcomed from day one and will receive ongoing support from your manager.

We also have a comprehensive career development programme. We will invest in you, allowing you to gain the skills and training to pursue many different careers in the service if you want to progress.

Want to know more?

For more information or an informal chat, please call 01424 724035 or email ops.queries@eastsussex.gov.uk



- Robia