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Secure Residential Support Worker

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 11
  • Location
  • Hailsham
  • Salary
  • £29,783 - £35,172 per annum including two weekend working increments
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2024
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/39116
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1451/39116
  • Number of positions
  • 11
  • Location
  • Hailsham
  • Salary
  • £29,783 - £35,172 per annum including two weekend working increments
  • Closing date
  • 25/02/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Permanent
  • Work pattern
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • Hours
  • 37
  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People

 

Could you make a difference to the lives of children?

Lansdowne Secure Children’s home is one of only 14 in the England & Wales and is a modern, state of the art building with excellent and diverse facilities. We are looking for Support workers to join our care team. We put children at the heart of everything we do. If this is also you, then you’d likely be a good match for us and we want to hear from you.

You’ll work as part of a dedicated, supportive team, and will be responsible for providing the day-to-day safe and secure care of the children at Lansdowne. Keeping the children engaged and occupied, you’ll encourage and participate in fun, enriching activities with the young people, such as sports, cooking, arts and crafts and many more. 

You might have worked with children, had children yourself or have experience working in high pressure situations which require quick thinking and appropriate action. You’ll be a creative thinker who is able to manage difficult conversations and challenge poor behaviour.

Secure Residential Support Workers offered on full time and part time basis.

AVAILABLE DUTIES
Rolling roster every other weekend off
Weekend roster - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Night Working 2-4 shifts a week.
Relief/Bank Worker – Ad hoc shifts
Flexible working available dependant on business need

Please specify desired duties on application

We understand that the great care we provide is down to the great staff we have. We don’t just talk about this, we demonstrate it. As the largest employer in East Sussex, we can offer excellent and identified career pathways, breadth of work to choose from and unparalleled training as well as fantastic pension and benefits.

Lansdowne Secure Children’s Home is a Secure Residential Provision where children are placed under section 25 (restriction of liberty) of the Children Act, 1989, and require motivated, caring and resilient staff to help them reach their full potential.

We want the application process to be as smooth as possible so ask that you click the apply now button and upload a CV and brief cover letter. We will be shortlisting on the below criteria, so please be sure to highlight these in your cover letter or CV.

  • Experience of working with or looking after children.
  • Knowledge or experience of Safeguarding of children

Interviews will take place face to face on the 07 March 2024.

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sheridan Hutchinson

Email:  Sheridan.hutchinson@eastsussex.gov.uk

Salary: £29,783 - £35,172. This salary is based upon full time working with two weekend increments. If working part-time, salary will be pro rata.

For work that makes a difference

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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