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Waking Night Support Worker

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Bexhill on Sea
  • Salary
  • £21,968 - £22,368 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 19/02/2023
  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 10
  • Job type
  • Care - Adults
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1205/30343
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1205/30343
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Bexhill on Sea
  • Salary
  • £21,968 - £22,368 per annum, pro rata
  • Closing date
  • 19/02/2023
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 10
  • Job type
  • Care - Adults

For an informal discussion, please contact Natalie Gaymer, Carly Fellows or Emma Beadle on 01424 723 020.

We have a part-time position available.

The rota is a 6 week rolling rota, the night shifts are from 9:30pm to 7:30am. Staff members are required to be awake all night. There is an additional enhancement per hour for waking hours.

If you are patient, kind and caring you could make a positive difference as a support worker. You don’t need any experience, just a desire to make a difference. We will train you on the job, it won’t cost you a penny and there are lots of opportunities to progress.

Do you want to take advantage of all the benefits you will get for working for a large company? Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you real job satisfaction doing something that will make a real difference to someone’s life?

Are you ready for the challenge of working at a Respite Service for people with Learning disabilities?

At times it can be challenging but supporting someone with a learning disability is an amazing job. You will watch them as they grow in confidence, or as they overcome a fear, or achieve a goal - it is so incredible to watch, and to be the person that supports them to do that is remarkable.

You don’t need to have previous experience but you do need to be passionate about your new role here and not be afraid of a challenge. Whether you have previously worked with people with Learning Disabilities or are looking for a complete change of career, we believe that everyone has something to offer the people we support. Life skills, the right attitude and a genuine desire to help people to improve their lives are the most important characteristics of a Support Worker.

You will laugh, joke, listen and make lasting memories with our guests as you get to know them. You will be a great communicator, and you'll enjoy working in a fun, well supported team setting that feels like a family, with people from all walks of life. You'll cherish the rewarding moments you have with our guests each and every day.

Your core values are what interests us about you the most. We can support you to learn the necessary skills as you will receive excellent training opportunities support and mentoring in your role. As an employee of East Sussex County council you will benefit from a thorough induction and supervision as part of our commitment to you, together with a generous annual leave package and opportunity to join the pension scheme.

This rewarding role will involve supporting guests both emotionally and physically in their daily lives and at times when they may be distressed or display behaviours that challenge. No two days are the same.

We are looking for candidates who -

  • Have NVQ/QCF Level 2 in Care or other similar relevant qualification or are willing to work towards the Care certificate.
  • Will provide practical assistance for example in relation to personal tasks 
  • Will give personal and emotional support to promote clients’ health and well being, keeping people safe from harm and protecting their possessions.
  • Will enable people to lead full lives by providing support and assistance in leisure activities, both within services and in the local area.
  • Will encourage people to provide feedback about the support they receive to help services to improve.

The main duties are:

  • Health and safety of the building
  • Supporting guests with their personal care needs overnight
  • Cleaning tasks
  • Kitchen tasks
  • Responsible for the service, with an on call manager contactable for support
  • Guest recording
  • Maintaining guests equipment
  • Contacting emergency services if required/health services

 

At interview we will also have a short, written question to answer.

 

“It has been a pleasure and a challenge supporting our guests, their care and support has been paramount in my working ethic which I believe is at the heart of the Greenwood ethos”

“It is with great honour and sincere gratitude working at Greenwood and have thoroughly enjoyed the working environment, friendly staff and professional atmosphere. The management, supervision, direction, guidance and most of all experience in this working environment has been a great source of personal and professional development. I would like to thank you for the great opportunities that have been extended to me while I have been here."

 

Benefits

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. 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.


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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