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Support Worker - Learning Disability Services

Hours of work: 15 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time

Closing date: Sunday 8 January 2023

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Natalie Rutherford: 07719 997 702, or Sam Brown – Team Leader - Mob: 07842 322 696


This role is eligible for the ESCC Refer a Friend scheme. This means, if you have been recommended by your friend who is an ESCC employee to apply for this role, you need to state it in your application form. You could then both be eligible for an incentive payment. Ask your ESCC friend about the scheme.

Are you interested in people? Do you want to make a difference to change someone's world and yours? Could you support someone who needs help to live their best life?

We are recruiting support workers who can encourage and enable adults with a learning disability and provide practical and compassionate support in all areas of daily living. Experience in care is not necessary- you just need to have the right values and a passion for supporting people to achieve greater independence.

Our Supported Living service in Ringmer provides supports to 6 adults and is focused on achieving and maintaining independence.

Your role may include; supporting people out in the community, working alongside people to maintain and learn new skills, supporting with activities and providing personal care. A full training program is available to support you in your role - including medication, health and safety, Safeguarding and manual handling training. The opportunity to undertake the Care Certificate is also available.

In addition to a highly competitive salary, we offer an exciting range of staff benefits, from our in-house health and wellbeing services to fantastic discounts and deals from major brands and local businesses, across a range of retailers.

If you are interested please call us for an informal chat- we'd love to hear from you!

If you wish to complete an offline application please get in contact and this can be arranged. 

Please note that this advert will remain open and regular shortlisting will take place upon receipt of your application.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1100/28050

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Ringmer

  • Salary
  • £21,968 to £22,368 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 08/01/2023

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 15

  • Job type
  • Care - Adults