Hours of work: 32 hours per week on a 6 week rolling rota.
Working pattern: Part-time
For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Beadle, Stuart Funnell on 01424 723020.
About the role
Would you like to make a difference to a person’s life?
Are you looking for something different but worried you don’t have the right skills?
Whether you have previously worked with people with Learning Disabilities or are looking for a complete change of career, we believe that everyone has something to offer the people we support. Life skills, the right attitude and a genuine desire to help people to improve their lives are the most important characteristics of a support worker.
Your core values are what interests us about you the most. We can support you to learn the necessary skills as you will receive excellent training opportunities, a thorough induction and supervision as part of our commitment to you.
The role will be full of variety, with no two days the same.
Greenwood is a countywide Respite Service for adults with a Learning Disability in Bexhill, which has been refurbished to a high standard offering a hotel style service. Most of our bedrooms have en suite rooms and excellent facilities for our guests. We have interactive Sensory Equipment and the latest in Assistive Technology to enhance the experience of guests staying with us.
The service provides a fun holiday experience for long and short respite stays where we promote life skills, independence, community activities and opportunities to meet with friends.
This rewarding role would require successful candidates to provide both emotional and physical support for people staying in respite services who may be in distress or displaying behaviours that challenge.
Here are two quotes from staff working at our services:
“It has been a pleasure and a challenge supporting our guests, their care and support has been paramount in my working ethic which I believe is at the heart of the Greenwood ethos”
“It is with great honour and sincere gratitude to have spent the past 4 months working at Greenwood and have thoroughly enjoyed the working environment, friendly staff and professional atmosphere. The management, supervision, direction, guidance and most of all experience in this working environment has been a great source of personal and professional development.
I would like to thank you for the great opportunities that have been extended to me while I have been here."
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.
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.