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Support Worker – Learning Disability Services

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1257/12243
  • Published: Mon 15/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 2
  • Salary: £19,698 to £20,092 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN21 2UU

Job introduction

Hours of work: Varies depending on how may sleep-in shifts are covered. 2 contracted hours are paid for each sleep-in shift.

Working pattern: Part-time

We have shifts available at our services in Eastbourne and Ringmer.

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021.

For an informal discussion, please contact Leah Phillips, Service Coordinator, 01273 336580.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for  Sleep-in Support Workers to join our Supported Living Team.

Sleep-in shifts are available at our Supported Living scheme in Eastbourne where 9 adults with a learning disability live independently in their own flats. This scheme operates on a 3 week rota - available shifts are;

Week 1 - Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.

Week 2 - Monday & Friday nights.

Week 3 - Monday & Saturday nights.

We also have Sleep-in shifts available in our Supported Living scheme in Ringmer where 6 adults live in a shared house. This scheme operates on a 2 week rota, the available shifts are;

Week 1 - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday nights.

Week 2 - Monday, Saturday & Sunday nights.

Sleep-in rooms are totally secure with locked doors, a bed and clean bedding and toilet and shower facilities solely for staff use.

While the Sleep-in role is predominately lone working, you will have access to support from an on-call manager at all times.

The role requires you to carry out some support tasks an hour before sleeping in (21:30 - 22:30) and for an hour the following morning (06:30 - 07:30). *start and finish times vary slightly between schemes.

Generally you will not be disturbed during the sleep-in element of  the shift (22:30 - 06:30) however should a client require support during this time the hours worked can be claimed separately if you are required to work.

To fulfil this role you will need to demonstrated that you are;

  • Able to be responsive to the individual needs and wishes of clients
  • Able to provide occasional support with personal care
  • Able to provide support with medication
  • Willing to completed general domestic tasks
  • Able to complete client records
  • Able to complete records relating to health and safety checks

We are passionate about our staff, which is why we'll do everything we can to help you to develop both personally and professionally throughout your time with us.

In addition to a highly competitive salary, which is further enhanced for night time working, we provide a thorough induction and on-going support, along with excellent training opportunities to help you reach your career goals. 

There’s an exciting range of staff benefits too, from our in-house health and wellbeing services to fantastic discounts and deals from major brands and local businesses, across a range retailers.

Come and join us and make a difference!

If you wish to complete an offline application please could you send the completed form (which is attached to this advert) to recruitmentsupport@eastsussex.gov.uk

You can find out more about working in Adult Social Care by visiting our recruitment pages.

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.

Company information

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.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/1257/12243
  • Published: Mon 15/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/02/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 2
  • Salary: £19,698 to £20,092 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN21 2UU