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Support Worker

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 10
  • Location
  • Bexhill, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Lewes
  • Salary
  • £23,893 - £24,293 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 31/03/2024
  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • Variable
  • Job type
  • Care - Adults
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/9089/38114
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/9089/38114
  • Number of positions
  • 10
  • Location
  • Bexhill, Hailsham, Eastbourne, Lewes
  • Salary
  • £23,893 - £24,293 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 31/03/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Adult Social Care and Health
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • Variable
  • Job type
  • Care - Adults

 

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 and to live life to the full.

We have a range of full and part-time posts regularly available.

Our Respite Services, located in Hailsham and Bexhill, are 24 hour services designed for people with learning disabilities to have a break, a holiday or somewhere safe to stay in a time of need.

Our Community Support Service, located across the County, provides support to people living in the community, either on their own or in a Supported Living environment working towards helping people achieve their goals and promoting independence. 

Our day services are located in Bexhill, Eastbourne, Lewes and Crowborough. They operate 4 days per week offering a variety of sessions in the centre, or out in the community.  Sessions include health and wellbeing, baking, art and creativity, multimedia, gardening, photography, nature and wildlife and music.

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

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a positive attitude towards the rights of people with learning disabilities
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Are self-motivated
  • Are physically able to carry out all tasks as required
  • Are committed to providing support
  • Willing to undertake training required to complete the job role
  • Have an ethos of working together

For an informal discussion, please contact Valerie Marchant, Service Manager on 01323 464400

If you would like to apply for this role please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button above.

When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification of the job description and reflecting on any relevant work / life experiences, education or personal interests.

Interviews will take place in-person. Dates are to be arranged.

Please note: If you require a visa, we cannot offer sponsorship for visa applications for this position.

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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

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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