Hours of work: 30 per week
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: This is a rolling advert and interviews will take place regularly up until the end of May
In addition to basic salary staff receive regular payments for working overnight sleep-in shifts.
For an informal discussion, please contact Charlene Pelluet on 01424 724700 or Rose Cooper on 01323 466049.
Acorns in Bexhill and The Bungalow in Eastbourne are small respite and residential homes that support Children and Young people with learning disabilities aged 7 to 19 years old.
We provide homely, safe and supportive environments where children can thrive, and that offer variety and fulfilment for staff, in a job where no two days are the same.
In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes:
- Training and funding to attain your Level 3 Children & Young People Diploma in Health & Social care
- Apprenticeship also available in level 3 Children and Young people Diploma please enquire when applying.
- A pension scheme
- 4 weekly planned rolling rota – so you will always know when you are due to work (excluding peripatetic role)
- 31 days annual leave for contracted staff (including bank holidays and concessionary days for full time staff, rising to 35 days after 5 years)
- Sleep in allowances
- Opportunity to work across both services
- Access to 24 hour Staff Counselling and Employee assistance programme
- A range of ESCC staff benefits including discounts on shopping, travel and leisure activities.
- Continuous personal development planning support
Day to Day Role
- Caring and supporting children and Young people with their day to day lives, creating a nurturing and homely place to live.
- Listening to the children and helping them to express their views, wishes and feelings.
- Helping children to develop life skills, understanding each child’s capabilities and encouraging them to try new things.
- Supporting children during school holidays for outings and local activities.
- To work with Children and Young People with a range of needs including significant learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
- Working with other families and other professionals to understand complex behaviours in order to manage and reduce them.
- To be alert to signs of distress or risk to ensure children are monitored and protected
- To keep records about the support that is given to each child.
- Life skills, the right attitude and genuine desire to help are a skill set that will support our children to thrive.
- Ability to work shifts including weekends and bank holidays, occasional sleep-in shifts and also undertake personal care
- To work as part of a team and use own initiative when required
The successful candidates will work on a rota basis. The post includes shift work, weekend working and sleep-in duties (additional payments for sleep-ins will apply).
Candidates will be selected in line with recommendations of the Warner Report, which includes a brief written exercise and interviews with both professionals and children
Note this post is exempt from the limitations of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all instances of previous cautions and convictions will need to be disclosed in any application