Ball Tree Croft is a 20 bed residential home in Sompting for adults with:
- Learning Disabilities
- Old Age
- Physical Disabilities
- Sensory Impairment
We require support workers to join our team in providing care and support to the people who live here and for people who use our short breaks service.
About The Job
Salary: Grade 3 £18,562 to £18,933 pro rata (23.5 hours - £11,789 to £12,025 and 28.5 hours - £14,297 to 14,583)
Working Pattern: Part time - 23.5 hours and 28.5 hours
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex
As a support worker you will support people with personal care, communication, presence in the community, attending health & social appointments & helping people to maintain practical skills that are relevant to their individual needs & choices, including all aspects of their daily routines.
You will need to be good at communicating & interacting with people. You will have the ability to build relationships with people & ensure that their views are heard & needs met.
The role can offer good flexibility of working shifts to help ensure you have a good work life balance. Your working hours would be planned on a 4-week rota & will include a variety if both early & late shifts as well as alternate weekends & some bank holidays.
All mandatory training is provided in a variety of areas such as health & safety, food hygiene, first aid, moving & handling, medication etc.
Experience and Skills
- A basic understanding of the needs of the people you will be supporting and their rights as an individual.
- You will understand individual situations and be able to identify basic practical solutions. Be kind, supportive, encouraging and non-judgemental whilst building on people's strengths that support people's goals. Sharing communication at the daily handover to ensure there is a continuity of care and to write daily records for the people you support.
- Able to communicate clearly with the people who use the service and participate in conversations with family members and paid/unpaid carers and professionals/ colleagues from time to time.
- The ability to adapt communication appropriately and use suitable tools where needed (e.g. basic Makaton), along with being aware of the sensitivities of language when working with a diverse range of people.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Adult Care Worker - Level 2 or equivalent is desirable. If you are new to care have experience in care and do not have this qualification, there is a requirement for you to begin within the first 6 months of starting in role.
- Basic literacy and numeracy skills in order to record and document activities.
- Basic knowledge of Health and Safety practice, First Aid and Fire procedures, Moving and Handling of people is also desirable.
Rewards and Benefits
In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:
- 23 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually.
- Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme.
- A range of flexible working options.
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CAFHE02959.
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Tania Reynolds; Registered Manager, Sue Appleby or Esme Long Assistant Manager's on 01903 753330. For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.
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