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Senior Support Worker

Hours of work:  37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

The hourly rate which includes a weekend enhancement is £13.48.

For an informal discussion and to arrange to look around the service, please contact Natalie Gaymer, Emma Beadle, Carly Fellows 01424 723020.

If you wish to complete an offline application please could you send the completed form (which is attached to this advert) to recruitmentsupport@eastsussex.gov.uk

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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?

Could you oversee and develop a team of staff?

We are looking for a Senior support worker for our respite service in Bexhill. Greenwood has 14 en-suite bedrooms and offers short term breaks with a range of activities both within the building and grounds and out in the community.  

As a Senior Support Worker you will have experience of working in the care sector with adults with learning disabilities. You will be responsible for the management of a team of staff and you will need to be motivated to drive the service forward by modelling good practice, monitoring performance and direct supervision of the staff.

You will work on a rolling shift pattern alongside your team.

You will receive excellent training opportunities, a thorough induction and supervision as part of our commitment to you.

The role will be full of variety, with no two days the same!

Your role will include; 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, manual handling training and supervision training.

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

We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a QCF level 3 in care or other similar relevant qualification or willingness to undertake a vocational qualification relevant to the role which will be funded by the Council.
  • can lead a team of staff to support people with complex needs, or particular vulnerabilities.
  • to ensure that staff positively support people who have unpredictable behaviour that may be challenging to the service and other clients.
  • to demonstrate and model good practice, working alongside and monitoring the practice standards of support staff through practice observations.
  • to maintain day to day safe working practices by ensuring that effective risk assessment and risk management processes are followed.
  • to work a shift pattern according to the needs of the service – this may involve working weekends and evenings – and work as part of a team, providing senior cover on a rota basis where necessary.
  • to work flexibly across Learning Disability services; this may involve covering duties in other locations as required by your manager.

Interviews will also have a short written question to answer.

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 retailers. More information can be found on our benefits page.

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.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

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.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


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/1205/29089

  • Number of positions
  • 2

  • Location
  • Bexhill on Sea

  • Salary
  • £24,614 - £25,271 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 18/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Care - Adults